Posts Tagged as ‘immigration’

b-the-change: Tune into the Colbert Report tonight in support of Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition to “Define American”

When the New York Times published Jose Antonio Vargas’s piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” it shed  light on a huge issue.  He decided to quit his job as a journalist, and took the risk of coming clean about his immigration status in his hope to launch “Define American” a campaign he hopes will strike up a [...]

July 14, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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 »

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 »

breakthrough beat: NY Indian Film Festival promises diverse lineup

Breakthrough is proud to be a Community Partner for the New York Indian Film Festival. This post was originally written by Pulkit Datta for The NRI, who is also the Media Assistant with Breakthrough. New York’s oldest Indian film festival – previously known as the MIAAC Film Festival – is entering its 11th year with [...]

May 4, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: “With Osama Bin Laden dead, can we have our rights back?” – How the effects of 9/11 could lead to America 2049

On Sunday, May 1, President Obama announced the death of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the notorious terrorist who spearheaded the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. While the predominant reaction from around the world has been one of relief and joy, bin Laden’s death reminds us of just how big an impact the 9/11 [...]

May 3, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Re-enactment of Chinese immigrant exclusion and recent quelling of protests show a future without diversity and freedom

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.” – Eleanor Holmes Norton, civil rights activist and Democrat Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. The freedom to disagree forms the bedrock of a thriving democratic society. Today, as we [...]

April 26, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Tax day, Passover week: labor, migration & justice, now…and in 2049

On this year’s Tax Day that has just passed, several organizations including the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), MoveOn, Daily Kos and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) joined forces for ‘Tax Day: Make Them Pay.’ The groups organized peaceful protests around the country outside the offices of big corporations and [...]

April 18, 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

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough’s new Facebook game, America 2049, featured in TIME, Wired

Breakthrough is pleased to present our ground-breaking new Facebook game, AMERICA 2049! (Twitter hashtag #America2049) The game has already been featured by TIME.com and Wired.com and this is just the beginning! We invite you to play by becoming an agent, charged with the responsibility to protect the future of our country. The game features appearances [...]

April 5, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Mainstream media take note, “The Good Wife” breaks stereotypes

CBS has been in the news as of late about the troubled Charlie Sheen.  While fascinating, we’re more excited when mainstream media is used to shed light on important issues our country is facing today. But when CBS announced that ‘Ugly Betty’ star and Emmy and Golden Globe winner America Ferrera had temporarily joined the [...]

April 1, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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