Posts Tagged as ‘immigration detention’

breakthrough beat: Our very own Madhuri Mohindar on immigration at Netroots

Our very own, Madhuri Mohindar, will present two panels on immigration at Netroots Nation in the next few weeks. Netroots Nation is an annual convention that amplifies progressive voices online and in-person and provides space for discussing ways to improve the use of technology to influence the public debate. On Friday, July 23 (3:00 p.m.-5:45 [...]

July 12, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough at Queens’ only Queer Film Series

Yesterday, Breakthrough came out for Queens’ only Queer Film Series – CINEMAROSA. Held at the Queens Museum, the event worked to highlight LGBT filmmakers’ work and work that touches on those issues. They screened Breakthrough’s film, “Esmeralda: A Transgender Detainee Speaks Out.“ In the film, we sat down with Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from [...]

June 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We have a powerful new immigration video in which Esmeralda, a transgender detainee, speaks out

From the Restore Fairness blog. Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma [...]

November 11, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Intern and b-listed blogger reflects on her time at Breakthrough

On my very first day at Breakthrough last October, I was handed a Flip camera and told to walk around Bryant Park in New York, asking random strangers whether they knew what the “UDHR” stood for. Not wanting to admit that I wasn’t familiar with the acronym myself, I feigned confidence and marched out to [...]

May 20, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s video producer speaks on the importance of DoGooderTV Award win for immigrant rights

It’s an exciting and proud moment for me. One of the most moving video stories that I worked on, “death by Detention,” has been voted the winner in the DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards. That’s a popular vote by the way, so it’s not just the judges that shortlisted the video from over 400 submissions, but [...]

April 30, 2009 by madhuri | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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