Results for September, 2011

because we found it: National award honors three Arizona winners for immigrant rights

This came across our desk – check out this event tomorrow! On Wednesday, September 28th, the Freedom From Fear Award will hold a reception from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix to celebrate Arizona’s three winners of the award, which honors “15 ordinary people who have committed extraordinary acts of courage on [...]

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

breakthrough beat: Solidarity in Harlem for Troy Davis

Written by Eesha Pandit, Breakthrough’s Women’s Rights Manager At 11:08pm, on September 21, 2011 Troy Davis was executed. I spent the evening alternating between my apartment a few blocks away and St. Mary’s Church in Harlem, where many supporters of Troy gathered in solidarity with Troy (see photos), his family and in opposition to the [...]

September 23, 2011 by Eesha Pandit | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Watch our new video, “Checkpoint Nation? Building Community Across Borders”

Originally posted on our Restore Fairness site Early one morning, Maria—then nine months pregnant—and her family were stopped by the police for no discernible reason. A special breakfast outing became a nightmare—and at one of the most intimate moments of her life, Maria found a team of immigration agents—not her husband—by her side. Maria’s chilling story, which Breakthrough [...]

September 8, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: TODAY join Rights Working Group and Melissa Harris-Perry on Twitter to discuss profiling and rights after 9/11

Originally posted on Rights Working Group Rights Working Group and renown progressive scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will hold a Twitter Chat, TODAY from 3-4 pm ET, about racial profiling and ways to reclaim and expand rights lost after 9/11. Why? Ten years ago, in June 2001, the End Racial Profiling Act was first introduced in Congress [...]

September 7, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

End of summer playlist: I AM THIS LAND diversity contest honorable mentions

Breakthrough is ringing out the end of the summer with our oldies but goodies. If you’re not on the beach, barbecuing, or on a blanket at the park, we hope you’re spending it with us! Breakthrough held a video contest last December, I AM THIS LAND, calling for people to make a video on diversity [...]

September 2, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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