Posts Tagged as ‘Rights’

breakthrough beat: For back to school, here’s a way to get extra credit (vote for us!)

It’s back to school time, and we have an assignment for you: In just three easy steps you can help us win $20,000. Please VOTE for Breakthrough’s film, Thirst for Change: Women in Karnataka stand up for their rights. It has been shortlisted for the Link TV ViewChange Film Contest. 1. Register for Link TV [...]

September 10, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-day: New York gives African Americans the right to vote 140 years ago today

Ratified by New York: March 30, 1870 Added to the Constitution: Feb 3, 1870 The 15th Amendment was apart of the Reconstruction Amendments, and it gave African-Americans the right to vote throughout the country, by banning voter discrimination based on “race, color or previous condition of servitude.” Did you know? After the amendment was ratified, [...]

March 30, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @accesstojustice: Hunger Strike at Port Isabel Detention Center (TX)

The detainees at Port Isabel in Texas have apparently had enough. In efforts to draw attention to the violation of their rights to due process, they are going on a hunger strike. More on the subject in today’s post: accesstojustice: Hunger Strike at Port Isabel Detention Center (TX) Hunger strikes seem to be a [...]

April 29, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: video of Breakthrough at Amnesty’s immigrant rights rally in Boston

We told you we’d have an update on the rally: Check out Madhuri, Sandy and Nikki at Amnesty’s immigrant rights rally in Boston this past weekend (March 27-29) at their annual general meeting. Fun stuff! Get motivated and become an Amnesty International USA member today!  Breakthrough at Amnesty immigrant rights rally March 2009 from Breakthrough [...]

April 1, 2009 by madhuri | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Gloria Steinem inspires online Outrageous Acts for women

She’s right up there with the likes of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Betty Friedan–since the early 1960s, Gloria Steinem has been a prominent and inspiring figure in the 2nd wave of the Women’s Rights Movement. Now in honor of Steinem’s 75th birthday, the Ms. Foundation is calling on us to do just [...]

March 25, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: @act4humanrights: Take action for women!

While the United Nations has four departments that work towards womens’ rights and empowerment, a call has been put out there for a more cohesive entity that can perform faster, more effective change. Do your bit and act4humanrights. Take Action: Build a United Nations that really works for all women! Follow us on Twitter.

March 23, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

then & now: racism then and racism now

We found an old photo and then a new photoshopped one. Even with the election of Mr. Obama, do you think we’ve moved past racism?

March 18, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

b-day: Lupe Anguiano

Today’s Date: March 12, 2009 Did You Know: Anguiano was a nun for 15 years, but when reprimanded by the church for protesting against redlining of blacks and Mexican Americans in the 1960s, she chose to leave her missionary work to pursue activism for social issues instead. Best Known For: Often referred to as the [...]

March 12, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Men say wear a white ribbon against domestic violence

We all know there are female-lead organizations out there striving to end the domestic abuse that women suffer. We should know, we’re one of them. But here’s a unique group devoted to the same cause: the White Ribbon Campaign. This effort is run mostly by men, for men, working to end all forms of violence [...]

March 11, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: From now until March 31st – Photographer Raghu Rai captures India’s Bhopal Gas Disaster

Photographer Raghu Rai has captured stirring images from the aftermath of the Bhopal Gas Disaster in India. This December will be the 25th anniversary of the disaster which leaked toxic gas methyl isocynate from the city’s Union Carbide plant killing 20,000 and continues to affect over 120,000 people today in ways that range from blindness [...]

March 10, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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