Posts Tagged as ‘I AM THIS LAND’

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

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

because we found it: Fox News’ awkward reaction to SNL’s “Fox & Friends” spoof

“Fox News: Coffee, smiles, fear and terror!” On April 9, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) actors Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan played the presenters of Fox News’ morning talk show ‘Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade, respectively.  The cast discussed several current issues starting with the federal budget showdown [...]

April 12, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with contest runner up Genevieve Lin on multi-racial identity

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest called on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences.  We spoke to the first runner up, Genevieve Lin, who made the video What Are You? that teaches us to “see that diversity is not about having cookie-cutter identities.” b-listed: Tell us about yourself?/ Your video [...]

March 9, 2011 by crissy spivey | 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

breakthrough beat: I AM THIS LAND submissions show creativity, talent and sensitivity

As we approach the last day to submit on videos (midnight EST, tomorrow Jan 21st!) for I AM THIS LAND, our contest on diversity, we are overwhelmed with the creativity and thought behind the submissions. From a young girl challenging our tendency to categorize people, to an Indian-American man trying to come out to his [...]

January 20, 2011 by Zebunnisa | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-the change: One year later, Haiti needs us more than ever

One year ago, we saw the first photos of the ravaged land of Haiti. We heard on-the-ground accounts of what it was like to be standing in a building when the first rumbles were felt. Then, we saw video. We watched people walk through battered streets looking up at what had once been an office [...]

January 13, 2011 by Michelle | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chat: I AM THIS LAND interview with Emily May from Hollaback!

Breakthrough’s I AM THIS LAND contest, now calling on people to make a video on diversity to celebrate our differences and win prizes, also wants to share the important work our partners are doing to uplift diversity. Read our interview with Emily May, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!, an organization and movement dedicated to ending street harassment [...]

January 6, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Award-winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa gives thoughts on diversity for contest

For 25 years, award-winning journalist, anchor and I AM THIS LAND judge, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell diverse stories in America and around the world for CNN, NPR, PBS and more.  Now she wants you to tell your stories on diversity for our I AM THIS LAND contest. Watch her PSA below and then a [...]

January 5, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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