Posts Tagged as ‘Mexico’

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

breakthrough beat: Watch our new video, “Checkpoint Nation? Building Community Across Borders”

Originally posted on our Restore Fairness site Early one morning, Maria—then nine months pregnant—and her family were stopped by the police for no discernible reason. A special breakfast outing became a nightmare—and at one of the most intimate moments of her life, Maria found a team of immigration agents—not her husband—by her side. Maria’s chilling story, which Breakthrough [...]

September 8, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Breakthrough’s media team returns from eye-opening trip at Mexico/AZ border

Post written by Dana Variano, Breakthrough’s newest media team member 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 was overpowered by [...]

August 25, 2011 by Dana Variano | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: TONIGHT – tune in to “This (Illegal) American Life” tonight

Tonight at 9pm/8c, Current TV will premiere This (Illegal) American Life, a one hour documentary about the millions of undocumented students and workers in the United States.  The show follows the lives of Ilse, an undocumented American Literature major at UCLA who crossed the border at the age of 3, and Filemon, a strawberry picker [...]

August 1, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: See “Harry Potter” AND “A Better Life”- a powerful film about undocumented family from the director of “Twilight”

We know you’ve been waiting for Harry Potter forever, but make sure you support the film A Better Life! Undocumented stories are being told.  Just recently, award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas came out of the shadows.  For years, the Dreamers – the students actively fighting for the Dream Act – have been sharing their stories.  And now,  A Better Life is bringing [...]

July 12, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Meet the 4 million women you should thank for your Thanksgiving meal

From our Restore Fairness blog- They’re the backbone of our food supply. Their hands sliced the chicken breast we had for lunch. Their sweat brought the fresh tomato to our plates. Their backs bent to pick the lettuce in our salads. They are America’s undocumented workers. Every day, on farms and factories across America, millions [...]

November 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: Our top picks during National Hispanic Heritage Month

Every year, from September 15-October 15, the U.S. observes National Hispanic Heritage Month during which we celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. This observation was initiated as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded [...]

September 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: This summer and fall, watch and discuss movies about immigration

This summer and fall in NYC, check out the Indocumentales/Indocumentaries film series about immigration and US/Mexico relations.

May 13, 2010 by Annie | 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

culture shockers: Betsy Perry’s blog “crosses the border” between funny and foul

Betsy Perry has been known as a respectable leader in the realm of strategic marketing and brand consulting, and a member of the Bloomberg administration’s Women’s Issues Commission. But her recent piece in “The Huffington Post,” in which she goes off on an outrageously bitter rant against all things Mexican, may well have turned many [...]

May 6, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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