Posts Tagged as ‘because we found it’

because we found it: Test out new video for change toolkit and get a free FLIP

Great resource from our friends at WITNESS! If you’re interested in using video to make a difference, while saving time, money and resources  — because who doesn’t — check out WITNESS’ new Video Advocacy Planning Toolkit. It’s free! What you get: Step by step training videos (cool interface with a dapper fella), and how-to’s to [...]

November 10, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

because we found it: Fox News’ awkward reaction to SNL’s “Fox & Friends” spoof

“Fox News: Coffee, smiles, fear and terror!” On April 9, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) actors Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan played the presenters of Fox News’ morning talk show ‘Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade, respectively.  The cast discussed several current issues starting with the federal budget showdown [...]

April 12, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Your thinking is correct, study shows using new media to engage youth works

Believe it or not, there are STILL some skeptics out there that doubt the success and importance of using social media to further a cause.  Yes, they exist.  We didn’t believe it either!  Some have argued that online activism often leads to citizens aligning with groups or communities of like-minded individuals, what is called the [...]

March 16, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Screening and reading tonight in Brooklyn on child sex trafficking

This just came across our desk / MAC computer / Droid and thought we should share: Three Generations founder, Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Jane Wells, will speak briefly about their current campaign to end child sex trafficking in the US. We’ll screen one or two of 3 Generations’ short films, and author and Park Slope mom [...]

February 28, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: The first film from Kashmir in 40 years opens in NYC

From Breakthrough’s Ishita Srivastava: While attending a conference on South Asia at NYU this weekend, I listened to a young New Yorker of Kashmiri/Jewish-American descent, Tariq Tapa, talk about the experience he had making Zero Bridge, a film that he shot on a shoe string budget in conflict ridden Kashmir. The film has received rave [...]

February 15, 2011 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Abigal E. Disney shares what docs you should be watching

From our friends at Witness: This post is part of our occasional series in which winners of the WITNESS Award (which we present at Silverdocs) discuss their top 3 picks from among social justice/human rights documentaries of the year. This post is by Abigail E. Disney who produced the 2008 WITNESS Award-winning film Pray the [...]

October 13, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: On this site stood a woman who could not afford her medicine

Norm Magnusson has a fascinating project called I-75 where he puts historical markers all along highway I-75 that look like your everyday signs that you see while driving.  Except his messages are political and thought provoking instead of historical. Magnusson’s blog reads: …unlike most artworks on social or political themes, these markers don’t merely speak [...]

September 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Ben Harper wants you to register to vote

In a matter a months we’re going to be in the middle of midterm elections.  Are you registered to vote? Because artist Ben Harper and band Thievery Corporation are — see what they say here: Headcount, a group that gets musicians involved in spreading the importance of registering to vote, wants you to register and [...]

August 31, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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