Posts Tagged as ‘immigrants’

DESERTED: The Human Rights Crisis On Our Soil

When I traveled to Arizona with Ishita to create Checkpoint Nation, I wrote: 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 [...]

December 15, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Immigrants in America, the Hollywood Perspective

From our friends at The Opportunity Agenda. A panel of Hollywood notables took the stage with immigration advocates at The Paley Center for Media earlier this week, to discuss the challenges in telling accurate, compelling immigrant stories in movies and television. The event featured conversations with Bruce Evans, Senior Vice President of Drama Programming, NBC; [...]

May 7, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Ireland celebrates immigrants on St. Patty’s Day

Not only will we celebrate the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day, but rather all races, genders and cultures!

March 17, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Join four young people as they march 1,500 miles for immigrant rights

We just got word of a great website, http://www.trail2010.org/ organized by immigration groups Presente.org, FLIC and SWER that will allow you to support young people, Gaby, Carlos, Felipe, and Juan that are marching on the Trail of Dreams to urge leaders to fix our failed immigration system. About their journey from the trail2010 website: On January [...]

January 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: High school for “Newcomers” to the U.S., that played a huge part in our immigration video game, is 6th in the nation!

Woohoo! Two Woohoo’s in one week! (This is the first one). We just heard that an amazing high school that we worked with to create our immigration video game ICED – I Can End Deportation – The Newcomers High School, in Queens NY, placed #6 on the nation’s top high school list! The students were [...]

December 16, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-activists: Eva Longoria doesn’t understand why people are so mean towards immigrants

Not only are we boggled at the anger towards immigrants. Eva Longoria is too. At a recent event in LA Longoria said, “this is a country of immigrants… so it kind of shocks me that people have such a vile reaction to immigrants when they provide a huge amount of services to our country.” Longoria [...]

September 18, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: ACLU and Open Society screens film showing families in Hutto immigrant detention (and it’s free)

We told you about one screening of film The Least of These back in July, but the film’s that good, so we’re telling you about another one. But before that here’s what it’s about: The Least of These, looks at T. Don Hutto Residential Center, a former medium-security prison that is now used as a [...]

September 11, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Film on HBO shows immigrant children who are in the U.S. alone

As media makers working on immigration, we’re always trying to get the word out. But we came across a film that’s getting a lot of attention right now on immigrant children who have come to the U.S. alone.  The film, Which Way Home, by Rebecca Cammisa and airing Aug 24th on HBO, follows children that [...]

August 20, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Flip out on hate toward immigrants (that’s a video pun)

Long Island Wins is getting people to take action against the hate going on toward immigrants in their comunity. Last Saturday a group of young white men attacked a Hispanic man while shouting racial slurs. Now, this already happened there once, so one has to ask, just what is going on? It’s time to flip [...]

August 19, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: PBS epic series on immigrants re-airs this week

The groundbreaking 7-hour miniseries, The New Americans, first shown in 2004, aired again this Sunday July 5th on PBS’ Global Voices and will continue until late August this summer. The weekly summer series, created by Kartemquin Films, the makers of Hoop Dreams, follows the personal journeys of a diverse group of immigrants and refugees for [...]

July 7, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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