Results for June, 2011

breakthrough beat: America 2049 special agent (who is also our summer intern) on the history of Ellis Island and July 4th

Post written by Breakthrough’s summer intern, Maya Bhattacharjee At the end of last week, members of the Breakthrough team visited Ellis Island for an interactive tour for the final level of our human rights Facebook game, America 2049. (But remember, though it was the last level of our launch, the game lives on Facebook and may [...]

June 30, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: What’s Your Vision?

As our human rights game, America 2049′s 12 week launch period comes to a close (no fear! If you haven’t played yet, join in at any point on Facebook!), and our first group of agents graduate and complete the missions set out for them by the Council on American Heritage, we’d like to take a [...]

June 23, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Join Van Jones to Rebuild the American Dream on June 23rd!

For many, the American Dream represents a land of unlimited opportunity and promise.  It has come to symbolize a country that can provide for their families and children, and live freely with pride and dignity.   Yet, as Rebuild the Dream describes, the American Dream is “under siege” right now.  Termed as  “The American Dream Movement” [...]

June 21, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: New restrictions on voting rights reflect fictional scenario of America 2049

When looking at the civil rights movement in the history of the U.S. we can see that we’ve made great strides.  But if the recent whirlwind election reforms sweeping through the country are an indication, we seem to be dangerously moving backwards on voter rights. Over the last eight months, around 13 states have passed [...]

June 14, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: “Moving the Mountain” remembers Tian’anmen Square through a new lens

Check this out! News of this screening came across our office this past week: In commemoration of the 1989 student-led protests in Tian’anmen Square, Link TV partnered with Amnesty International USA and Culture Project to air a television and online broadcast of the 1994 documentary Moving the Mountain. Directed by Michael Apted and produced by [...]

June 13, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Enter to win – This week America 2049 asks: “Where Are You From?”

“There’s more than one way to be American,” says the character M in week 10 of Breakthrough’s human rights Facebook game, American 2049. The leader of the subversive resistance group “Divided We Fall” is referring to the importance of cultural diversity, and the fact that her America has labeled any semblance of difference illegal. M. [...]

June 6, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

breakthrough beat: “Welcome to Shelbyville” explores what it means to be American

We’re a proud promotional partner of the film, Welcome to Shelbyville.  The film takes you to small town, Shelbyville, Tennessee where the community experiences transformative changes with the arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees, combined with an already rapidly developing Latino population. Longtime Shelbyville residents (both white and African American) are faced with the [...]

June 2, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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