Posts Tagged as ‘San Francisco’

culture shockers: Re-enactment of Chinese immigrant exclusion and recent quelling of protests show a future without diversity and freedom

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.” – Eleanor Holmes Norton, civil rights activist and Democrat Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. The freedom to disagree forms the bedrock of a thriving democratic society. Today, as we [...]

April 26, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers bring activism to the stage

As a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural modern dance company, Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers (ABD), brings activism, especially feminism, to the arts through a diversity of performers, issues and supporters.  Over the years, ABD has choreographed work about gender, breast cancer, the environment and Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Anne Bluethenthal herself is the choreographer and Artistic Director of the company [...]

July 8, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Artist shows 20 years of immigration history in San Fran

Did you know that starting in 1989, San Francisco was declared a city of sanctuary for undocumented immigrants? Since then, SF and the rest of the country has seen a drastic crack down on immigration. So what happened from 1989 up until now? New exhibit Sanctuary City/Ciudad Santuario by artist Sergio De La Torre and [...]

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

b-activists: Jonathan Mann puts current events to music

San Fransisco Bay Area musician, self-videographer , and activist Jonathan Mann combines new media, pop culture, and social issues in just the way we love here at Breakthrough. Mann set out in January to compose a song and music video a day, each one about a hot-button issue from the day’s news. So far, Mann [...]

April 27, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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