Posts Tagged as ‘Immigrant Rights’

culture shockers: Enter to win – This week America 2049 asks: “Where Are You From?”

“There’s more than one way to be American,” says the character M in week 10 of Breakthrough’s human rights Facebook game, American 2049. The leader of the subversive resistance group “Divided We Fall” is referring to the importance of cultural diversity, and the fact that her America has labeled any semblance of difference illegal. M. [...]

June 6, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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 »

b-the change: THIS SATURDAY, march for rights for all in D.C.

We received the following email this morning and thought you should know about it: This Saturday, October 2, thousands of Latinos will gather at 10:00AM in front of the U.S. Capitol to march on Constitution Ave. towards the Lincoln Memorial to join the One Nation Working Together Movement. The march seeks good jobs, economic justice, [...]

September 27, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: If you’re from Arizona are you defending your state?

Most of the media against the bill has taken to harsh criticism about Arizona including President Obama calling the law misguided. But Meghan McCain took to the blogs to defend her home state even though she disagrees with the decision. In a blog written in The Daily Beast, she called for the media to be [...]

April 27, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Arizonians against racist Arizona immigration law

The federal government hasn’t done enough to advance immigration reform, and now Arizona has responded with legal state discrimination. While the battle over the bill rages on, we’d like to say kudos to those in Arizona who are standing up for the rights of immigrants and right on the frontlines. Jesus Serrano, owner of a [...]

April 26, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

because we found it: TONIGHT in NYC, come out for Ugly Betty and immigrant rights

The Opportunity Agenda honors the series finale of Ugly Betty by hosting an arts and culture event tonight to encourage equality and integration for America’s immigrant communities.

April 14, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Hate crime trial against immigrants continues on Long Island

The trial of Jeffrey Conroy continues as more and more evidence is piling up that this was in fact a hate crime. As we recently posted on teens bullying one another on and offline, Conroy was 17 when he and his friends went looking for Latinos to harass. Not other teens, just Latinos. They were [...]

April 8, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Hats off to the 200,000 that marched for the rights of immigrants in D.C.

A colorful crowd of 200,000 marched on Washington over the weekend in an energetic and powerful appeal for immigration reform.

March 24, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: March for immigrant rights on March 21st

From our Restore Fairness blog: Two months into 2010, the urgency for action on comprehensive immigration reform has grown, requiring us to take our efforts up a notch or two. We hope that the escalation of events for immigration reform over the past two months has got you fired up for the biggest mobilization of them all-  [...]

March 1, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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