Firehouse Community Events

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse is committed to collaboration and community building. Toward this goal, the Firehouse presents a variety of events on social justice and cultural issues to encourage dialogue and networking among activists, artists, neighborhood residents, and local cultural and media organizations. Hosted in the George C. Stoney Community Studio, activities include panel discussions, book presentations, cultural performances, film screenings and community celebrations.

The MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club celebrates films about the African and Latin diaspora experience in the United States and the global struggle for human rights. It offers a forum for discussions on history, politics, education, community, spirituality and more. Intended for intergenerational audiences, the screenings are free and open to the public.

The Film Club meets from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the first Friday of every month.

 

Feb 3, 2017 6:30 PM
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Please join us at MNN El Barrio Firehouse for the screening of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a documentary by Director Shola Lynch. In the turbulent 1960s, Angela Davis becomes a controversial political icon when she joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes an advocate and spokesperson for prison reform in the United States. Her detractors label her as a dangerous menace, while her supporters call her a strong leader who defies authority and boldly advocates for "Power to All People".
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Jan 28, 2017 2:00 PM
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Join us to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a new art exhibit at our Luisa Capetillo Gallery. Let's welcome the Year of the Rooster with a trio of young Chinese-American artists whose artistic expressions illustrate legendary stories that are passed down from generation to generation. This exhibition's colors, shapes, and textures will entertain as well as educate spectators.
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Jan 11, 2017 6:00 PM
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COLORS OF RHINA will showcase the range of Rhina Valentin’s talent and abilities with her vibrant, spicy and comedic personal style. Her new program also pays homage to her beloved home, New York. Bold and beautiful, COLORS OF RHINA is designed with you in mind!
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Jan 6, 2017 6:30 PM
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Join us at MNN El Barrio Firehouse for the screening of award-winning film Every Child is Born a Poet: the Life and Works of Piri Thomas, by Jonathan Robinson.
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Dec 2, 2016 6:00 PM
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Join us at MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center as we continue to celebrate the rich history of Puerto Rico with our new art exhibit “A Jewish Perspective of Yesterday’s Puerto Rico”
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Nov 4, 2016 6:30 PM
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PROFILED, a film by Kathleen Foster knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism within the U.S.
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Oct 26, 2016 6:00 PM
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Miracle Workers, a portrait series of Domestic Violence survivors by Jose Pagan.
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