Results for January, 2011

b-the change: With the unfortunate murder of gay rights advocate David Kato, please stand with Brenda

A very important take action came to our attention. Right now, Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian in the UK, is facing deportation back to Uganda. She has said: “If I’m sent back I’ll be tortured … it’s very dangerous for me.” Especially with the tragic killing of Ugandan gay rights activist, David Kato, this is [...]

January 27, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Comments on I AM THIS LAND give great insight and hope for our future

Thank you for all your amazing submissions to the I AM THIS LAND contest. The contest is now officially closed for entries but stay tuned as winners will be announced on Feb 1! While the videos themselves were overwhelming and impressive, we were also amazed at all the viewers who posted engaging and insightful comments. [...]

January 24, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: I AM THIS LAND submissions show creativity, talent and sensitivity

As we approach the last day to submit on videos (midnight EST, tomorrow Jan 21st!) for I AM THIS LAND, our contest on diversity, we are overwhelmed with the creativity and thought behind the submissions. From a young girl challenging our tendency to categorize people, to an Indian-American man trying to come out to his [...]

January 20, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-the change: This MLK Day, Arizona moves forward

In the aftermath of the shootings in Tucson, debates are raging over hate-filled rhetoric in the political sphere. According to Daniel Hernandez, the brave volunteer in Gabriel Zimmerman’s office who helped his boss amidst all the chaos: I think a lot of people are realizing that the political discourse has, for years, become completely destructive [...]

January 14, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Sign up to beta-test our latest video game in NYC!

First there was ICED, then Homeland Gitmo, now we want YOU to be the first to beta-test Breakthrough’s newest social change video game.  All participants are entered to win a $25 iTunes gift card! Why? We are preparing to launch an amazing game and trust that you will give us invaluable and honest feedback. What’s [...]

January 13, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: One year later, Haiti needs us more than ever

One year ago, we saw the first photos of the ravaged land of Haiti. We heard on-the-ground accounts of what it was like to be standing in a building when the first rumbles were felt. Then, we saw video. We watched people walk through battered streets looking up at what had once been an office [...]

January 13, 2011 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Video Dispatch from All Out, a new global LGBT campaign

Cross posted from A WITNESS blog This post was written by Joseph Huff-Hannon a campaign manager with All Out. All Out is a new international campaigning organization dedicated to building a movement to accelerate full equality for LGBT people. – At no other time have global LGBT issues been making headline news so frequently—from the [...]

January 12, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with Emily May from Hollaback!

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 Emily May, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!, an organization and movement dedicated to ending street harassment [...]

January 6, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Award-winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa gives thoughts on diversity for contest

For 25 years, award-winning journalist, anchor and I AM THIS LAND judge, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell diverse stories in America and around the world for CNN, NPR, PBS and more.  Now she wants you to tell your stories on diversity for our I AM THIS LAND contest. Watch her PSA below and then a [...]

January 5, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: I AM THIS LAND CONTEST extended two weeks!

If you haven’t heard already, the I AM THIS LAND video contest on diversity has been extended for a two additional weeks! That means you have until January 21st, to get yours in. Watch some submissions and get yours in soon!

January 4, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

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