Posts Tagged as ‘equality’

b-the change: 11 for ’11 – Eleven ways to fight for human rights and social justice in 2011

Human rights org Breakthrough has announced eleven ways that individuals can help fight for human rights in 2011, recommending eleven unique actions, many supported by activist and nonprofit organizations. The Breakthrough eleven for eleven range from encouraging acceptance and tolerance among children, to helping to end violence against women, to participating in Breakthrough’s video and [...]

December 15, 2010 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough launches the I AM THIS LAND video contest on diversity

Breakthrough is thrilled to announce the launch of the I AM THIS LAND video contest, a campaign that aims to start conversations about diversity, acceptance and the future of this country. I AM THIS LAND is a response to a year of divisive rhetoric. We’re saying, enough is enough: the new year provides the opportunity [...]

November 16, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Issues and races to watch, election day 2010

Two years after placing President Obama in the White House with a burst of national ebullience, we are greeting decision 2010 in a decidedly different national mood. Americans continue to be affected by the recession, despite it meeting its official end since the last election cycle.  Despite the economy dominating the election,  many other important [...]

November 2, 2010 by Ava | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Today on the National Day of Silence, a film helps LBGT teens in small town America

Earlier this month, when we wrote about the phenomenon of bullying in the age of technology, we found that a lot of the abuse the young people faced was triggered by homophobic sentiments. The award-winning documentary, Out in the Silence, is part of a larger campaign that aims to create awareness about the difficulties that [...]

April 16, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Join HRC at the National Equality March Oct 10th & 11th

photo courtesy If you’re in DC and want to march for equality, join HRC in doing just that. The march is leading with a quote from Julian Bond from the NAACP: “GLBT rights are civil rights; there are no ‘special rights’ in America. Everyone has rights—or should have—and I am happy to join in [...]

October 1, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @ChannelOneNews: same-sex couples tie the knot in Iowa

Following Massachusetts and Connecticut, Iowa became the 3rd state to allow same-sex marriages since the Supreme Court legalization on April 3rd and by 11:30am today, Polk County received an amazing 57 applications from couples eager to exercise their new right, perhaps before any measures are taken to revert it! Check out this Twitter post for [...]

April 27, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @act4humanrights: Take action for women!

While the United Nations has four departments that work towards womens’ rights and empowerment, a call has been put out there for a more cohesive entity that can perform faster, more effective change. Do your bit and act4humanrights. Take Action: Build a United Nations that really works for all women! Follow us on Twitter.

March 23, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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