Posts Tagged as ‘human rights’

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 »

culture shockers: New restrictions on voting rights reflect fictional scenario of America 2049

When looking at the civil rights movement in the history of the U.S. we can see that we’ve made great strides.  But if the recent whirlwind election reforms sweeping through the country are an indication, we seem to be dangerously moving backwards on voter rights. Over the last eight months, around 13 states have passed [...]

June 14, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: “Moving the Mountain” remembers Tian’anmen Square through a new lens

Check this out! News of this screening came across our office this past week: In commemoration of the 1989 student-led protests in Tian’anmen Square, Link TV partnered with Amnesty International USA and Culture Project to air a television and online broadcast of the 1994 documentary Moving the Mountain. Directed by Michael Apted and produced by [...]

June 13, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: “Welcome to Shelbyville” explores what it means to be American

We’re a proud promotional partner of the film, Welcome to Shelbyville.  The film takes you to small town, Shelbyville, Tennessee where the community experiences transformative changes with the arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees, combined with an already rapidly developing Latino population. Longtime Shelbyville residents (both white and African American) are faced with the [...]

June 2, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: Facebook game America 2049 asks, do we want a future where our religious faith makes us a target?

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 also proved to be an unfortunate turning point in America’s socio-cultural dynamics. For a nation that’s built upon the principles of separating church and state, America’s multi-religious identity came to the forefront as specific groups, especially Muslims or Hindus and Sikhs (who were presumed to be Muslims), became [...]

May 31, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: Gay couple in America 2049 join LGBTQ social media movement

In a boost for the LGBTQ movement, a recent nationwide Gallup poll found that 53% of Americans support making gay marriage legal. This comes as a noticeable increase from last year, when 44% favored same-sex unions. The Gallup poll is one of several polls that have been conducted nationwide this year that are showing increased [...]

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

culture shockers: Native American identity & rights – past, present and 2049

“Nothing is as sweet as self-determination.” – Zia, a character in Breakthrough‘s America 2049. This week, in Breakthrough’s Facebook game America 2049, players continue their mission in the fictional country, Independent Pueblo Nation, that has seceded from America. Players meet Zia, the Secretary of State for the Pueblo Nation, and discover the plight of the [...]

May 17, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Fictional ban on interracial unions and abortion in America 2049 becoming all too real today

Games, it turns out, imitate life — sometimes eerily so — just as history so often threatens to repeat itself. This week, Breakthrough‘s ongoing Facebook gaming event, America 2049, tackles two major issues that become linked within the narrative of the game: interracial unions and abortion. During gameplay, players encounter the story of Bonnie, a [...]

May 10, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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