Results for December, 2010

b-activists: In response to the Tea Party’s 2nd place spot, see our Picks for “Person of the Year”

While we know that Time magazine’s selection for “Person of the Year” can often times be controversial, it’s always surprising when the official announcement is made and the winner or runner-up draws some degree of criticism. Such has been the case with today’s announcement that one of the runners-up to 2010 winner, Facebook founder Mark [...]

December 15, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: 11 for ’11 – Eleven ways to fight for human rights and social justice in 2011

Human rights org Breakthrough has announced eleven ways that individuals can help fight for human rights in 2011, recommending eleven unique actions, many supported by activist and nonprofit organizations. The Breakthrough eleven for eleven range from encouraging acceptance and tolerance among children, to helping to end violence against women, to participating in Breakthrough’s video and [...]

December 15, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with top teen feminist blogger, Julie Zeilinger

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest, now calling on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences and win prizes, also wants to share the important work our partners are doing to uplift diversity. Read our interview with Julie Zeilinger, founder of The FBomb.org, a blog/community created for teenage girls who care about their rights [...]

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

guide-to: Human Rights Day 2010

Today marks the 62nd annual Human Rights Day across the globe. In 1948, the founding members of the UN came together to create the “Universal Declaration on Human Rights,” the world’s first formal proclamation of the rights shared by all people throughout the world. Soon after, December 10th was named “Human Rights Day” to celebrate [...]

December 10, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: New Year’s resolutions for America

New Years resolutions tend to range from the aspirational (making the time to volunteer, losing weight) to the mundane (daily flossing). Making a list of resolutions requires honesty, reflection and self-awareness—some recognition of bad habits, inertia, as well as a commitment to change. But what would a list of New Year’s resolutions for America look [...]

December 10, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with Marisa Treviño, Founder of Latina Lista

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest, now calling on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences and win prizes, also wants to share the important work our partners are doing to uplift diversity. Read our interview with Marisa Treviño Publisher/Founder of Latina Lista, which strives to be the premier news site for English-speaking Latinas/os and those [...]

December 8, 2010 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

breakthrough beat: Come for free screening in NYC

Kurdish American Karwan Abdul Kader (in photo) was detained and interrogated by local law enforcement for no reason other than driving around in the wrong neighborhood. He is one of many Americans who are racially profiled on a regular basis. Save the date for an engaging evening of free screenings and discussion around race in [...]

December 3, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Young people across the country get involved with The DREAM Act

Following years of discussion surrounding The DREAM Act (The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act,) lawmakers are finally facing a vote on the issue in the upcoming lame duck session of Congress. The DREAM Act, legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats, would give smart, motivated and passionate students, who were brought to [...]

December 3, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: A Good Man opens at NYC’s Quad cinema

UPDATE: If you didn’t make it to the sneak preview of the award-winning film, A Good Man, last December, here’s your chance. The deeply moving and funny documentary is set for its commercial release at the Quad cinema in NYC starting today. Running from February 25th to March 3rd, each screening will be accompanied by [...]

December 1, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

guide-to: Digital campaigns (such as Kim Kardashian is dead) on World AIDS Day

While historically a day to reflect and remember those who have died of the disease, more recent World AIDS Days have brought welcome celebrations. There are reasons why: such as increased availability of treatment services and the near eradication of mother to child transmission in the United States. By leveraging the power of celebrities, the [...]

December 1, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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