Posts Tagged as ‘breakthrough’

From Alabama: “We stand in solidarity with our sisters, and all immigrant women around the nation”

We are currently in Alabama with the We Belong Together delegation of activists and thought leaders who are working to protect and promote the rights of immigrant women. Read more about our trip here and a statement from the ground below: — WE BELONG TOGETHER WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION STATEMENT Together, we are a diverse [...]

March 22, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

That’s *Dr.* Mallika Dutt

We’re tipping our hats —- or really, our mortarboards —- to Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt, who will receive an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke College’s 175th commencement this May. Mallika —- a Mount Holyoke alumna —- shares this honor with an extraordinary group of earlier MHC honorees of pioneering human rights defenders, including [...]

March 16, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Karma’s immigration story: “Life in New York was no crystal staircase”

From our awesome intern, Karma D., from Flushing International High School. See her on our Tumblr and on our I AM THIS LAND story-telling project. I am a girl from the faraway lost land of Tibet. I ran with my parents, older brother and my small baby brother resting in my mom’s warm womb in [...]

February 7, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

This teen a “terrorist”? Really?

From Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt: Like a lot of teenagers you may know, Mansimran is a basketball-loving, Starbucks-drinking, robotics-studying all-American guy. It shouldn’t surprise you that he’s funny, grounded and charming. It should surprise you that sometimes, when strangers see his turban and the color of his skin, they lean out their car [...]

January 24, 2012 by Mallika Dutt | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: A wish for the holidays – let’s keep families together

Guestblogger: Chris Harley, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum Do you have a wish for this holiday season? I do. I wish that all families can stay together. That’s why I’m participating in A Wish for the Holidays, a campaign to gather 5,000 letters from kids asking our nation’s leaders to ensure that families stay [...]

November 11, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Rock for Rights in India with Engendered

Engendered, the NYC based transnational arts and human rights organization proudly announces their inaugural event in India, ROCK FOR RIGHTS (RFR), 2011, in collaboration with Delhi based organization Queer Delhi.  Breakthrough is a proud promotional partner of the event. In solidarity with all gender, sexual and minority rights movements in South Asia, RFR is a [...]

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

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

breakthrough beat: We’re hitting the stage – “Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide!”

What are your plans for the weekend? Join Breakthrough from November 3-6th, for the play Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide! at the popular Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Actor and writer Judith Sloan uses theater and music to remix stories from her extensive experience with immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth. She interweaves their stories with [...]

November 1, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Mallika Dutt on women and new media at Media that Matters

Women and girls matter!  As part of the series of discussions “Women and Girls Matter: A series of discussions” for Media that Matters, please join our president, Mallika Dutt on panel: “Throwing Open the House: What’s Next for Women and Girls in Film and New Media?” They will evaluate the shifting landscape and explore solutions to [...]

October 26, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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

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