Results for September, 2010

b-the change: Don’t you dare say it – the “I” word

If you didn’t hear – we just released our latest documentary in partnership with Rights Working Group, Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America, that shows powerful stories that illustrate just how devastating racial profiling is in communities across the country. To end racial profiling we must end how we treat each other and how [...]

September 29, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: TODAY – learn what IVAWA means to end violence against women

Today, the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) is scheduled for mark-up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wed, Sept. 29. Violence against women and girls represents a global health, economic development, and human rights problem. At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in [...]

September 29, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: THIS SATURDAY, march for rights for all in D.C.

We received the following email this morning and thought you should know about it: This Saturday, October 2, thousands of Latinos will gather at 10:00AM in front of the U.S. Capitol to march on Constitution Ave. towards the Lincoln Memorial to join the One Nation Working Together Movement. The march seeks good jobs, economic justice, [...]

September 27, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Closing night of I-VIEW Film Fest – September 26!

Don’t miss out! September 26th is the last night of I-VIEW Film Fest! Breakthrough is an Outreach and Promotional Sponsor. I-VIEW FILM provides a new lens to view human rights, through cinema’s ever changing landscape of desires, intimacies, gender & sexuality particularly at the intersection of culture & religion in South Asia. As North America’s [...]

September 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: On this site stood a woman who could not afford her medicine

Norm Magnusson has a fascinating project called I-75 where he puts historical markers all along highway I-75 that look like your everyday signs that you see while driving.  Except his messages are political and thought provoking instead of historical. Magnusson’s blog reads: …unlike most artworks on social or political themes, these markers don’t merely speak [...]

September 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Our top picks during National Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year, from September 15-October 15, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month during which we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This observation was initiated as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded [...]

September 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: ABC News on Bell Bajao’s global campaign

We’re have an amazing week! Yesterday, our President and CEO, Mallika Dutt, joined the stage with President Clinton to announce Breakthrough’s commitment to go global with Bell Bajao (Ring the Bell), at the Clinton Global Initiative Opening Plenary.   The campaign calls on men and boys from around the world to champion the cause by ringing the [...]

September 22, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Mallika Dutt joins President Clinton on stage to announce Bell Bajao Global

We are very excited to announce that Breakthrough launched our global campaign against domestic violence at the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this morning! Our very own Mallika Dutt, CEO and President of Breakthrough, announced the organization’s commitment to go global with Bell Bajao (Ring the Bell), a campaign that urges men and boys from [...]

September 21, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-the change: Join the dialogue that supports sanity not extremism

Aren’t you tired of all the extremist rhetoric that is so lightly thrown about nowadays? Here are some ways that you can do something about it. The controversy over the so called “ground zero mosque” is just one illustration of the extreme sentiments that often frame issues within today’s highly charged media landscape, especially with [...]

September 20, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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