Posts Tagged as ‘b-the change’

b-the change: Please stand up for human rights in Alabama

Why are some Alabama parents pulling their children out of school? Why are some Alabama workers afraid to show up to their jobs? Why are some Alabama families fleeing the state altogether? Because last week Alabama began to enforce one of the harshest immigration laws in U.S. history. HB 56 requires local and state law [...]

October 7, 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

because we found it: Mainstream media take note, “The Good Wife” breaks stereotypes

CBS has been in the news as of late about the troubled Charlie Sheen.  While fascinating, we’re more excited when mainstream media is used to shed light on important issues our country is facing today. But when CBS announced that ‘Ugly Betty’ star and Emmy and Golden Globe winner America Ferrera had temporarily joined the [...]

April 1, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: This just in from the Irish gov’t – NYC, make St. Patrick’s Day inclusive

On this, the 250th St. Patrick’s Day in the United States, we look at the symbolism of the holiday and its tremendous significance in current debates around immigration and civil rights in America. While the inclusiveness of the parade has come a long way since it first started, this year the New York City parade [...]

March 17, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: 10 things nonprofits should know for the DoGooder Awards

We love contests! On the heels of of our very own I AM THIS LAND contest on diversity (bear with us, winners will be announced soon!!!)  See3 and YouTube are back for the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards! We’re very excited for this, because Breakthrough picked up the honor back in 2009 for our film, “Death [...]

February 9, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

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-the change: Don’t you dare say it – the “I” word

If you didn’t hear – we just released our latest documentary in partnership with Rights Working Group, Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America, that shows powerful stories that illustrate just how devastating racial profiling is in communities across the country. To end racial profiling we must end how we treat each other and how [...]

September 29, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: TODAY – learn what IVAWA means to end violence against women

Today, the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) is scheduled for mark-up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wed, Sept. 29. Violence against women and girls represents a global health, economic development, and human rights problem. At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in [...]

September 29, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: THIS SATURDAY, march for rights for all in D.C.

We received the following email this morning and thought you should know about it: This Saturday, October 2, thousands of Latinos will gather at 10:00AM in front of the U.S. Capitol to march on Constitution Ave. towards the Lincoln Memorial to join the One Nation Working Together Movement. The march seeks good jobs, economic justice, [...]

September 27, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

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