The first will take place on June 1st at Therapy Lounge. The show, which features comedian Vidur Kapur and host Brad Loekle, will begin at 7pm (but you can show up as early as 6pm for Happy Hour!) Advanced tickets are $20, and you'll receive 1 free drink, free food, and raffles. All of the proceeds support Breakthrough's work to build a human rights culture, and 100% of the ticket prices are fully tax deductible.
Summer is just around the corner and we know this time of year gets busy, but Breakthrough has a bunch exciting upcoming events that are worth saving the date for!
Breakthrough is also proud to announce that it is now partners with the Media that Matters Film Festival. Its short ad, Knock, Knock. Who's There? a part of the organization’s Bell Bajao campaign on domestic violence, was one of 12 films out of 450 submissions selected for this year's festival. Join Breakthrough on June 3rd from 7-9pm for the official screening of Knock, Knock. Who's There? on the "Premiere" night of the festival. The event will take place at the SVA Visual Arts Theater, 333 W 23rd Street (between 8th & 9th Ave). To purchase tickets click here. If you arrive early, feel free to stop by Breakthrough’s table from 6:00-6:45 PM at the "Impact Salon." As an official partner for the Media that Matters Film Festival, they will be tabling and showcasing their multi-media campaigns on immigration and women's rights.
Lastly, Breakthrough has partnered with Human Rights Watch to present the New York premiere of two moving films Mrs. Goundo's Daughter and Sanctuary. Mrs. Goundo's Daughter tells the story of a West African mother's fight for asylum in the U.S. to protect her two-year-old daughter from female genital cutting. The film will be preceded by a short animation, Sanctuary, which is the true story of one woman, Marjorie, who tries to seek asylum in the U.K. The film illustrates the journey she goes through as she confronts the effects of her torture and struggles for asylum. The screenings will take place at the Walter Reade Theater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center at 165 W. 65th Street, NYC and will happen Sunday, June 21, 7:00 PM, Monday, June 22, 4:00 PM and Tuesday, June 23, 9:00 PM. You can buy tickets here.