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.

 

Mar 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Firehouse
Join us to celebrate Women's History Month with a new art exhibit that seeks to continue the discussions on natural hair as a reflection of natural beauty, self-pride and magnificence.
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Mar 15, 2017 6:00 PM
Firehouse
MNN El Barrio Firehouse and Hope Community, Inc. invite you to the 6th Annual Discussion About Women in Enterprise. This event will be moderated by Aurora Flores, President of Aurora Communications. Panelists will include Maria Dominguez, Artist/Owner & Operator of Arte Dominguez; Nina Saxon, Owner/Operator of The Nina Saxon Project; Nancy Lepre, President/Principal of Avante Contracting Corporation; and Taina Traverso, Founder/CEO of Taina's Touch Arts Enterprise.
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Mar 3, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
Angy Rivera's story portrays the reality of many immigrants living in the United States forced to exist in anonymity, silence, and fear. She became an activist and joined a generation of Dreamers to fight for change. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent non-fiction film series on PBS www.pbs.org/pov
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Feb 3, 2017 6:30 PM
Firehouse
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
Firehouse
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
Firehouse
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
Firehouse
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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