Results for April, 2009

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s video producer speaks on the importance of DoGooderTV Award win for immigrant rights

It’s an exciting and proud moment for me. One of the most moving video stories that I worked on, “death by Detention,” has been voted the winner in the DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards. That’s a popular vote by the way, so it’s not just the judges that shortlisted the video from over 400 submissions, but [...]

April 30, 2009 by madhuri | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Games for Change Festival 2009 hits NYC next month

Games can be loosely looked at as gadgets right? We loosely thought so. In any case, it’s getting to be that time of the year again–the 6th annual Games for Change Festival is hitting New York City next month.  And we know this conference very well, since Breakthrough’s–ICED (I Can End Deportation) game which lets [...]

April 30, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Javed Ahmed Tak turns the adversity of Kashmir conflict into a life mission

A decade of conflict in Kashmir has deeply affected the lives of people, their health, economic status, access to education, and work. The scars of civil strife in Kashmir are unending, but people like Javed Ahmad Tak are spearheading a movement for peace and rehabilitation amidst strife torn towns. Javed was bruised and maimed by [...]

April 30, 2009 by heidi | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

our daily chirp: @accesstojustice: Hunger Strike at Port Isabel Detention Center (TX)

The detainees at Port Isabel in Texas have apparently had enough. In efforts to draw attention to the violation of their rights to due process, they are going on a hunger strike. More on the subject in today’s post: accesstojustice: Hunger Strike at Port Isabel Detention Center (TX) Hunger strikes seem to be a [...]

April 29, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: Filmmaking in Congo… with a cell phone and a toy car

We make calls with them. We text our friends with them. We take pictures with them. And now, art student Kiripi Katembo Siku is resisting the restrictive authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo– with them– a.k.a cell phones. Using the training he received through French filmmaker Marie-Dominique Dhelsing’s mobile phone film workshop, Siku has [...]

April 29, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Nima Maleki’s blog looks on the positive side of news

We have become so used to reading headlines each day that scream out the worst of news throughout the world–economic downturns, war, swine flu, etc. So why not ditch the negativity of the newspapers and instead, read this much more constructive blog by Nima Maleki? A native of Tehran, Iran, Maleki creates a more analytical [...]

April 29, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @BT Breakthrough’s immigration video “Death by Detention” just won the DoGooderTV Nonprofit awards at NTEN! Congrats to our Producer, Madhuri!

Retweeting our own horn again – forgive us! But we’re at NTEN and had to mention that See3 Communications just announced the winners of the DoGooder 2009 video contest awards (where our video is a contestant)! And the winner is… see our tweet below: @BT Breakthrough’s immigration video “Death by Detention” just won the DoGooderTV [...]

April 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Radiohead releases song for MTV human trafficking campaign

The name Radiohead is one that most of us know if we pay any attention at all to popular music. The innovative, alternative rock band released their first album in 1993, and spent the rest of the 90s crafting a unique sound that incorporated electronic music, Krautrock, post-punk and jazz influences into what has become [...]

April 28, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Native American playwrights paint a contemporary portrait with “Red Ink”

Native Americans haven’t had nearly enough spotlight in the arts as they deserve, but Mixed Blood Theatre is out to change that. Based in Minneapolis, this company is dedicated to promoting multiculturalism and granting voices to less prominent demographics through non-traditional and culture-conscious productions. Its latest production is Red Ink, an anthology of plays by [...]

April 28, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @ChannelOneNews: same-sex couples tie the knot in Iowa

Following Massachusetts and Connecticut, Iowa became the 3rd state to allow same-sex marriages since the Supreme Court legalization on April 3rd and by 11:30am today, Polk County received an amazing 57 applications from couples eager to exercise their new right, perhaps before any measures are taken to revert it! Check out this Twitter post for [...]

April 27, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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