Posts Tagged as ‘refugees’

breakthrough beat: “Welcome to Shelbyville” explores what it means to be American

We’re a proud promotional partner of the film, Welcome to Shelbyville.  The film takes you to small town, Shelbyville, Tennessee where the community experiences transformative changes with the arrival of hundreds of Muslim Somali refugees, combined with an already rapidly developing Latino population. Longtime Shelbyville residents (both white and African American) are faced with the [...]

June 2, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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

b-the change: Angelina Jolie makes plea for World Refugee Day; ways to get involved

“Please remember the millions of people around the world forced from their homes, whose only hope of return is to not be forgotten,” says Angelina Jolie, a Goodwill Ambassador with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  She has released a 30-second World Refugee Day video.  For this day, June 20th, she speaks on thousands [...]

June 17, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-days: Paul Rusesabagina – the real man behind “Hotel Rwanda”

Today’s Date: June 15th, 2009 Claim to fame: During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Ruseabagina used connections as manager of a hotel to shelter 1,268 oppressed Rwandan natives from being slaughtered by the Interhamwe militia. His heroic efforts were the basis of the Academy Award nominated film, Hotel Rwanda. As ethnic Hutus began killing their Tutsi [...]

June 15, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: SEND A FREE FAX NOW for immigration reform

Hey guys – hate faxing because it costs you, and you’d just rather email or text? Problem solved, we’ve made faxing easy and FREE. And you’re doing it for a good cause. See, we need 279 votes to pass comprehensive immigration reform: 218 US Representatives + 60 Senators + the President’s signature. And tomorrow, June [...]

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

b-days: Henry Dunant, Founder of the Red Cross

Today’s Date: May 8. 2009 Claim to Fame: Henry Durant was an influential social activist and founder of the International Red Cross. During a trip in 1859, Dunant was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern day Italy. He recorded his experiences, along with the idea that a neutral organization should [...]

May 8, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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