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.

 

May 24, 2017 6:00 PM
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May 5, 2017 6:30 PM
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Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese American philosopher, writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.
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Apr 28, 2017 5:30 PM
Vamos a explorar juntos cómo ejecutar sus ideas para realizar su programa de televisión. Esta es su oportunidad de establecer nuevos contactos y conexiones con nuevos y experimentados productores de Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Invitados e invitadas especiales: **Jacky Lizardo - La Riqueza Infinita con Jacky Harmony **Carlos Cabrera - Punto de Vista **Aracelis Carvajal - Periodista **Quilbio...
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Apr 7, 2017 6:30 PM
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Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of street life more than a decade ago and became a Muslim. Now he must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world. "This film gives audiences an insider’s view of a little-known cultural fusion between Muslims and street beats that has been developing since the very beginnings of hip-hop culture. The result is a surprising challenge to stereotypes of both Muslims and urban youth in America that encourages viewers to look critically at the 'clash of civilizations' between Islam and the West." POV
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Mar 18, 2017 2:00 PM
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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
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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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