AAASBlackside and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have worked together to form BreakThrough outreach coalitions in 20 cities across the country. Local churches, community-based organizations, universities, public libraries, school systems, and science museums hosted premiere events and developed dissemination activities around the series and the educational campaign.
Nationwide Premieres and EventsBirmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham
Boston Museum of Science, Boston
California Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles
Carbondale Public Library, Carbondale
Carver High School of Engineering, Philadelphia
Catfish Club, Ruben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center,
Tubman/Chavez Multi-cultural Center, San Diego
Chicago Academy of Sciences, Chicago
Co-Sci Museum, Columbus
KTCA, St. Paul
Museum of Life and Science, Durham
Oakland Museum, Oakland
Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland
Pacific Science Center, Seattle
Pembroke State University, Pembroke
Science Technology Museum, Atlanta
Tallahassee Community College, Tallahasee
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose
University of Maryland, College Park
WNET, New York
Public Television StationsWith mini-grants from Blackside, nine public television have compiled information on informal science and university programs, scholarships, and mentoring organizations in their area. Stations have also been central to the success of BreakThrough's local outreach efforts by disseminating print material and participating in a variety of local promotional activities.
GPTV, Georgia Public Television
KCET, Los Angeles
KPBS, San Diego
UNC-TV, The University of North Carolina Center for Public Television
WNET, New York
Hispanic Radio SeriesThe Hispanic Radio Network and The Self Reliance Foundation, in cooperation with Blackside, produced a sixteen-part radio series featuring personal interviews, in Spanish, with BreakThrough's Latino scientists. The series aired nationally and throughout Puerto Rico April 1, 1996. For more information, contact the Hispanic Radio Network.
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