Posts Tagged as ‘breakthrough beat’

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

breakthrough beat: THIS WEEKEND – watch NDTV for Bell Bajao and our president Mallika Dutt

Tomorrow be sure to look for Breakthrough on Link TV! They will be airing “Overcoming Domestic Violence,” as part of their documentary series, “The World” with a piece on Bell Bajao and an interview with our president Mallika Dutt. The program highlights individuals and organizations working in South Asia to protect women who have been [...]

August 12, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: America 2049 special agent (who is also our summer intern) on the history of Ellis Island and July 4th

Post written by Breakthrough’s summer intern, Maya Bhattacharjee At the end of last week, members of the Breakthrough team visited Ellis Island for an interactive tour for the final level of our human rights Facebook game, America 2049. (But remember, though it was the last level of our launch, the game lives on Facebook and may [...]

June 30, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: NY Indian Film Festival promises diverse lineup

Breakthrough is proud to be a Community Partner for the New York Indian Film Festival. This post was originally written by Pulkit Datta for The NRI, who is also the Media Assistant with Breakthrough. New York’s oldest Indian film festival – previously known as the MIAAC Film Festival – is entering its 11th year with [...]

May 4, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s new Facebook game, America 2049, featured in TIME, Wired

Breakthrough is pleased to present our ground-breaking new Facebook game, AMERICA 2049! (Twitter hashtag #America2049) The game has already been featured by and and this is just the beginning! We invite you to play by becoming an agent, charged with the responsibility to protect the future of our country. The game features appearances [...]

April 5, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Media meets technology meets democracy – Breakthrough at largest media conference!

Great news! Breakthrough will be at this year’s National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR)! Our very own Multimedia Manager, Crissy Spivey, will be giving a presentation at the largest conference dedicated to media, democracy and technology in the panel titled- Pop Culture Warriors: How Online Fan Communities Are Organizing to Save the World. The NCMR, [...]

March 24, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: US Ambassador to India joins Bell Bajao in ringing the bell loud and clear for Int’l Womens Day

Happy 100th annual International Women’s Day! As part of our call to men and boys and communities all over the world to take a stand against domestic violence, Breakthrough welcomed the US Ambassador to India, Timothy Roemer, to “ring the bell” with us at our Bell Bajao van in New Delhi. We hope that he [...]

March 8, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: The winner of the I AM THIS LAND contest is…

(DRUMROLL PLEASE…) The judges have spoken! We’re pleased to announce that the winner for the I AM THIS LAND contest on diversity is Role Call! Role Call was created by a team of students and alumni from Flushing International High School (FIHS) in Queens, New York under the supervision of FIHS Media Arts Teacher, Dillon [...]

March 1, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: Comments on I AM THIS LAND give great insight and hope for our future

Thank you for all your amazing submissions to the I AM THIS LAND contest. The contest is now officially closed for entries but stay tuned as winners will be announced on Feb 1! While the videos themselves were overwhelming and impressive, we were also amazed at all the viewers who posted engaging and insightful comments. [...]

January 24, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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