Results for July, 2009

breakthrough beat: Come out on Monday – Mix It Up With Breakthrough!

We really want you to come, so we thought we’d telling you about this: We are celebrating human rights culture (and the end of summer, of course) at “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” at Therapy Lounge in NYC. For $20 there will be a free drink, food, raffles and lots of entertainment. (It’s $25 at [...]

July 31, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Filmmaker sheds light on latest underground railroad – North Korean escapees and refugees

North Korea is a country we in the U.S. have known for a long time as part of  the dubious “Axis of Evil.” As a result of the negative attention, combined with the North Korean government’s notorious isolationism, most people know very little about the specific situation of the country and the many human rights [...]

July 31, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: RT@kyledeb sign to tell Napolitano enough with the terrorist migration enforcement policy!

We posted today that yesterday, our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt, spoke to Janet Napolitano from DHS, about due process, racial profiling and 287g in immigration reform.  Now, look at this tweet from our friend @kyledeb on a petition from our friends at America’s Voice. RT @kyledeb Sign this petition to tell Janet Napolitano enough with the terrorist [...]

July 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Mallika Dutt asks Janet Napolitano about due process, racial profiling and 287g in immigration reform

Just yesterday, our Executive Director, Mallika Dutt, posed a question to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during her briefing in NYC on “Protecting Against Terrorist Attacks in a Networked World.” Read Mallika’s question and Napolitano’s response below: QUESTIONER:  We were delighted when you were appointed DHS secretary, and we’re disappointed with the expansion of enforcement mechanisms that [...]

July 30, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Hip Hop Congress teaches youth how to write grants and market themselves during and after the economic crash

We know that our traditional Congress can be a bit confusing, and things take them some time.  Move over,  Hip Hop Congress has arrived. Their 2009 National Conference is going on now  until August 2nd in Seattle, WA. This year, they are teaching young people real long-lasting skills that will last them through this economic [...]

July 30, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” on Aug. 3 to laugh, laugh, support and laugh

We are celebrating human rights culture (and the end of summer, of course) at “Mix It Up With Breakthrough” at Therapy Lounge in NYC. For $20 there will be a free drink, food, raffles and lots of entertainment. (It’s $25 at the door). All proceeds go to a great cause- Breakthrough! Comedian and writer, Eddie Sarfaty, will [...]

July 29, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: A talk with “Yes on K8″ Clinton on web 2.0 stand-up and how tweets are like one-liners

Kate Clinton, a well known comedian and political-humorist, has taken her stand-up (now going on in Provincetown, MA) viral with her YES on K8 and CommuniKate blogs. Delivering her thoughts on everything from Bruno to Obama, this comedian/video blogger let us know why she chose to take her stand-up to the web to get her comedy and political-know-how [...]

July 29, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Wife of Daniel Pearl’s new project: The Land Where Rapists Go Free

You may remember Mariane Pearl, the wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl. Now, the Glamour mag journalist and “woman of the year 2007,” has created “The Land Where Rapists Go Free” on the sexual abuse of Alaskan and Native American women as a part of her Global Diaries series.  In the series, she travels around the globe [...]

July 29, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @scatj public housing though a child’s eyes

A journalist wondered what could happen if she put 3,000 cameras in the hands of kids living in public housing in Chicago. See tweet- @scatJ 3,000 cameras in the hands of kids http://bit.ly/YbwmL (via @windycitizen @ChicagoNow @shrivercenter). We know that getting these kids involved in creative acts like taking photos would 1. Foster amazing creative [...]

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

breakthrough beat: We have a panel at Netroots, but tell us about yours!

Panelists, are you looking to get the word out about your talk? There’s not much time, as Netroots is only a few weeks a way in Pittsburgh. Look for our panel Si Se Puede 2.0 with myself – Crissy Spivey – and Madhuri Mohindar about immigration reform that uses creative and interactive strategies. In addition, Crissy will [...]

July 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

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