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Meet the 4 million women you should thank for your Thanksgiving meal

From our Restore Fairness blog- They’re the backbone of our food supply. Their hands sliced the chicken breast we had for lunch. Their sweat brought the fresh tomato to our plates. Their backs bent to pick the lettuce in our salads. They are America’s undocumented workers. Every day, on farms and factories across America, millions [...]

November 23, 2010 by ishita | 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

under 21 club: 13-year-old author, Bilaal Rajan, started changing the world at 4

Bilaal Rajan is an incredible young adult from Canada, who has been making changes around the world since the age of 4. He tackles one issue at a time, raising money through various fundraising opportunities. He started in 2001 at the very young age of 4, he sold clementines in his neighborhood where he raised [...]

August 19, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We have a powerful new immigration video in which Esmeralda, a transgender detainee, speaks out

From the Restore Fairness blog. Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma [...]

November 11, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Today is Blog Action Day 2009, so lend your voice and post about climate change

Are you a blogger that cares about the climate? Show your solidarity to the international blogging community and post about climate change today. Held on October 15th every year, Blog Action Day, organized by Change.org, is an international event that aims to bring the world’s bloggers together to post on an event of global importance [...]

October 15, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: What do cab drivers in Mumbai have to say about the 2008 attacks?

Have you ever asked a cab driver anything other than “take me to the corner of this and that? Friend of Breakthrough, Vandana Sood, has a fascinating multimedia project, The Taxi Takes On Terror.  She and her team in Mumbai films conversations between taxi drivers that witnessed the attacks in 2008 and passengers.   She chose [...]

August 4, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Dalit youth give insight into their lives online

Insight Young Voices is a monthly youth magazine published by what are called Dalit (low caste) students and young professionals in India. The magazine’s aim is to create a space where Dalit youth can voice their concerns and issues on taboo subjects and interact with academics, scholars, and activists engaged in anti-caste movements throughout India. [...]

July 1, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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