Results for October, 2010

b-the change: We will be “taking it down a notch” in D.C. – Will you?

This Saturday, October 30th, the self-proclaimed “million moderate march” announced by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show will take Washington, D.C. in the form of the Rally to Restore Sanity.  As a counterpoint to Mr. Stewart’s efforts, his satirical nemesis Stephen Colbert will be hosting the competing Rally to Keep Fear Alive. Carrying the message [...]

October 28, 2010 by Ava | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Happy Birthday Hillary Clinton!

Born: October 26, 1947 Claim to fame: Hillary Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a U.S. Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009, and as the wife of the 42nd President, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the [...]

October 26, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Subversive artist JR uplifts stories of despair by putting them out there

An elusive French artist known to the world as “JR” has come to be synonymous with larger than life street art that makes bold statements about freedom and identity in cities around the world. His work, which has been called “pervasive art,” comprises of  enormous black-and-white photographs of people who are surviving abuse, conflict, violence [...]

October 25, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: FRIDAY – Tune in to watch Mallika Dutt’s keynote at Bioneers

Tomorrow, Friday, October 15th at 11:20 am PDT, our President and CEO – Mallika Dutt, will be giving a plenary address at the 2010 Bioneers Conference. The Bioneers Conference is a leading-edge forum where you can see tomorrow today: a future environment of hope. Social and scientific innovators focus on breakthrough solutions inspired by nature [...]

October 14, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Abigal E. Disney shares what docs you should be watching

From our friends at Witness: This post is part of our occasional series in which winners of the WITNESS Award (which we present at Silverdocs) discuss their top 3 picks from among social justice/human rights documentaries of the year. This post is by Abigail E. Disney who produced the 2008 WITNESS Award-winning film Pray the [...]

October 13, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Don’t burn your bra, recycle it in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October is usually dedicated to spreading awareness and support for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. This October, we bring you a unique way to support these causes- recycle your new and gently used bras and show your support for women who are surviving cancer or transitioning from situations of domestic violence. The [...]

October 5, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: The specter of SB1070 haunts Nebraska

This summer, while the nation was in the throes of the debate around the extremely harsh anti-immigrant law, SB1070, set to be introduced in Arizona, our Restore Fairness blog had mentioned that the small town of Fremont, Nebraska had joined the bandwagon of taking immigration law into its own hands by passing a law that [...]

October 4, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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