Posts Tagged as ‘Rights Working Group’

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

b-the change: TODAY join Rights Working Group and Melissa Harris-Perry on Twitter to discuss profiling and rights after 9/11

Originally posted on Rights Working Group Rights Working Group and renown progressive scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will hold a Twitter Chat, TODAY from 3-4 pm ET, about racial profiling and ways to reclaim and expand rights lost after 9/11. Why? Ten years ago, in June 2001, the End Racial Profiling Act was first introduced in Congress [...]

September 7, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Come for free screening in NYC

Kurdish American Karwan Abdul Kader (in photo) was detained and interrogated by local law enforcement for no reason other than driving around in the wrong neighborhood. He is one of many Americans who are racially profiled on a regular basis. Save the date for an engaging evening of free screenings and discussion around race in [...]

December 3, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: We joined the Racial Profiling campaign – now it’s your turn

Breakthrough just joined the The Rights Working Group (RWG) Racial Profiling: Face the Truth campaign. Why have we joined? Well, racial and religious profiling is a pervasive problem that affects many communities across the country: African American,  Native American, Latino, Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities. Not only is racial and religious profiling humiliating and [...]

September 23, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Take action and hold DHS accountable for raids and inhumane immigrant detention centers

If you want to do something about raids and the inhumane conditions in immigrant detention centers, this is your week. It’s the National Week of Action from April 8 – 15, 2009 to Hold the Department of Homeland Security Accountable! Campaign organizers Rights Working Group and Detention Watch Network are drawing attention to these very [...]

April 8, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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