Posts Tagged as ‘breakthrough’

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

End of summer playlist: I AM THIS LAND diversity contest honorable mentions

Breakthrough is ringing out the end of the summer with our oldies but goodies. If you’re not on the beach, barbecuing, or on a blanket at the park, we hope you’re spending it with us! Breakthrough held a video contest last December, I AM THIS LAND, calling for people to make a video on diversity [...]

September 2, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

End of summer playlist: Music videos about women’s rights that stir emotion and rock

Breakthrough is ringing out the end of the summer with our oldies but goodies. If you’re not on the beach, barbecuing, or on a blanket at the park, we hope you’re spending it with us! 1. Mann Ke Manjeere Breakthrough started with a music video–Mann ke Manjeeré: about a fearless woman (actress Mita Vasisht) who [...]

August 31, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

End of summer playlist: Cartoons care about racial justice and safe sex too

Breakthrough is ringing out the end of the summer with our oldies but goodies. If you’re not on the beach, barbecuing, or on a blanket at the park, we hope you’re spending it with us! Check out some of our animations from over the years on immigration and racial justice: 1. Don’t Deport Me, Scotty [...]

August 29, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Breakthrough’s media team returns from eye-opening trip at Mexico/AZ border

Post written by Dana Variano, Breakthrough’s newest media team member It was the first time I had experienced the overwhelming size of the desert sky. The sunset was magnificent, and the endless stretch of cacti and desert rocks were lit up with the last pink moments of twilight. But the sunset’s beauty was overpowered by [...]

August 25, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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

because we found it: TONIGHT – tune in to “This (Illegal) American Life” tonight

Tonight at 9pm/8c, Current TV will premiere This (Illegal) American Life, a one hour documentary about the millions of undocumented students and workers in the United States.  The show follows the lives of Ilse, an undocumented American Literature major at UCLA who crossed the border at the age of 3, and Filemon, a strawberry picker [...]

August 1, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: The DSK case sheds light on violence against immigrant women and the role of men

Earlier this week, Nafissatou Diallo, the accuser in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) rape case, came forward to share tell her version of what happened in May at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City in a print interview with Newsweek and also on television with ABC News. Yesterday, she gave a press conference sharing more [...]

July 29, 2011 by Eesha Pandit | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the-change: Tune into the Colbert Report tonight in support of Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition to “Define American”

When the New York Times published Jose Antonio Vargas’s piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” it shed  light on a huge issue.  He decided to quit his job as a journalist, and took the risk of coming clean about his immigration status in his hope to launch “Define American” a campaign he hopes will strike up a [...]

July 14, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: See “Harry Potter” AND “A Better Life”- a powerful film about undocumented family from the director of “Twilight”

We know you’ve been waiting for Harry Potter forever, but make sure you support the film A Better Life! Undocumented stories are being told.  Just recently, award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out of the shadows.  For years, the Dreamers – the students actively fighting for the Dream Act – have been sharing their stories.  And now,  A Better Life is bringing [...]

July 12, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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