Posts Tagged as ‘nyc’

breakthrough beat: We’re hitting the stage – “Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide!”

What are your plans for the weekend? Join Breakthrough from November 3-6th, for the play Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide! at the popular Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Actor and writer Judith Sloan uses theater and music to remix stories from her extensive experience with immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth. She interweaves their stories with [...]

November 1, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Who should NYC thank for its drop in crime? Immigrants

Crime rates in NYC drop, continuing the city’s safe streak, and studies suggest that immigrants might have something to do with this trend.

May 28, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Let our holiday shindig be your first of the season

It’s early in December. So unless you’re overly, extremely popular you haven’t quite started your holiday party-go-round just yet. We’d like to catch you while you’re still available and ask you to join us at Therapy Lounge, next Monday, December 7th, in NYC. Here are the deets: For $20 enjoy free drinks, food, and our [...]

December 2, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: TONIGHT IN NYC – attend marriage equality vigil

If you’re in NY State- get active with Marriage Equality New York. They are organizing a two-day long vigil across the state to campaign for the marriage equality bill before the November 10th senate session. In NYC, the vigil is being held this evening, November 9th, from 6-7pm at Union Square on 14th Street (south side of park). [...]

November 9, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Photos and video from Let’s Breakthrough Together 2009

A big thank you to all that joined us for the Let’s Breakthrough Together 2009 event at the Harvard Club in NYC. And for those that could not make it, but made a donation, a big thank you as well. The event, a benefit to support human rights, was filled with authors and performers including: [...]

November 3, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: I went to see Lemon Andersen’s “Def” intion of NYC in the 80s and 90s- now it’s your turn

As I listened to Lemon Andersen’s monologue about the Himalaya ride at Coney Island – describing a defining moment in the life of a “man child” – it seemed like a metaphor for his brilliant one-man performance in County of Kings at The Public Theater’s Newman Stage in NYC. Presented by Spike Lee and Culture [...]

October 9, 2009 by nikki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: When Ahmadinejad shows, folks will say he has to go (and there’s a 300 person human movie screen)

Iranian President Ahmadinejad is going to be in NYC from 9/22-9/24 (because we need more stress) and Voices For Iran is organizing a large-scale international action during his visit.  They want people from across the international community to stand up against the aggression and injustice that has been perpetuated against the Iranian population by Ahmadinejad’s [...]

September 17, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We Mixed It Up on August 3 – see photos for yourself!

Thanks to everyone who came out our Mix It Up With Breakthrough comedy night/fundraiser on Monday night! Check out pics of our host, Brad Loekle, comedian Eddie Sarfaty, and extremely talented singer Anna Harrington. There’s a ton of pictures, so if you were there, you’re probably below. (Double-click to watch out of slide-show format:)

August 5, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Catch “Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter” (and the filmmaker) at Human Rights Watch film fest

We partnered with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival to screen the powerful film Mrs. Goundo’s Daughter on Sun-Tues in NYC. It tells the story of a West African mother’s fight for asylum in the U.S. in order to protect her two-year old daughter from female genital cutting. The film will be preceded by Sanctuary, [...]

June 18, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Thanks for coming to “Mix It Up…!”

Thanks to all that came out to Therapy Lounge Monday night! There was a packed house of Breakthrough supporters who enjoyed free apps, drinks, prizes and host Brad Loekle, comedian Vidur Kapur and singer Luke Jones. Stay tuned for photos!

June 3, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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