Results for July, 2010

breakthrough beat: Our journey through the immigration system at Ellis Island

From Breakthrough’s media intern, Priya Shah: After covering the need for immigration reform in our blog posts, campaigns, and videos, we decided to take a field trip through immigration history and the system, as it stood many years ago.  On Wednesday, Breakthrough’s staff took a field trip to the Statue of Liberty and to Ellis [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Federal Judge rules racism out of Arizona’s controversial immigration law

From our Restore Fairness blog. A federal judge issued a temporary injunction on some of the toughest portions of Arizona’s anti-immigration law SB1070 including the power for police to detain anyone “suspected” of being in the country illegally. Federal Judge Susan Bolton’s ruling came hours before the law was to take effect in response to a [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Geena Davis helps us see so that women can see a world free of violence

We’ve kept you updated about Mel Gibson’s acts of sexism and domestic violence. While he is barred from coming near Oksana Grigorieva or her daughter due to a domestic violence restraining order, we wonder what role Hollywood has played in all this. Academy Award-winning actress, Geena Davis, has founded a non-profit (Geena Davis Institute on Gender [...]

July 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Arizonan police officer speaks up against SB 1070 “Nazis”

As human rights groups focus our attention on those affected by Arizona’s harsh immigration law (SB 1070), we begin to sympathize with the racially oppressed and the numerous accounts of deportation. Cuentame, a Latino political advocacy non-profit, attempts to shift our focus by filming a direct enforcer of the law – Arizonan police officer Paul [...]

July 22, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

under 21 club: Sally Centrifuge, a salad spinner that saves lives.

At Rice University an ordinary class assignment turned into something revolutionary. Freshman Lauren Theis and sophomore Lila Kerr were in a Bio-engineering and World Health class together where Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum presented them with a problem faced in the developing world. Their assignment was to figure out a way to test whether a patient was [...]

July 22, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: forward DREAM NOW LETTERS: YAHAIRA CARRILLO

Original post on Citizen Orange by KYLE DE BEAUSSET, Guest Blogger The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of [...]

July 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Domestic violence survivors first to be affected by Arizona law

(From our Restore Fairness blog.) The starting day for Arizona’s controversial new anti-immigrant law SB1070 is fast approaching. July 29th is around the corner and the country waits with bated breath as the Obama administration argues for an injunction to stop the law from being implemented. A Reuters article discusses the four scenarios that could occur. [...]

July 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Second Annual Nelson Mandela Day celebrated around the world

Original post by Causecast Associate Editor, Erica Liepmann On Sunday, July 18, people around the world honored the legacy of South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela. The date was selected because it is Mandela’s birthday — and has been celebrated as the official “Nelson Mandela Day” for two years. In addition [...]

July 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Conservative evangelicals are pro-life and pro-immigration reform

Take the statement: “Pro-life Christian conservative groups stand headstrong against Obama’s recent pro-abortion policy in Pennsylvania.” Most know this to be true.   But what about these: “All members of these groups criticize Obama for his acts toward socialism and immigration reform,” or  ”All are currently printing out pictures of Obama with the Hitler mustache.” [...]

July 19, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: THIS WEEK – Breakthrough at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna

We are proud to announce that Breakthrough presented its major accomplishments in the HIV/AIDS field at the 18th International AIDS Conference, Rights Here, Rights Now, yesterday. Now until July 23rd, we join the conference to assert that human rights must occupy the center of the global AIDS struggle; otherwise, without human rights, we will never achieve universal [...]

July 19, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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