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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.

November 2014 - International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

MNN El Barrio Firehouse is a proud sponsor of the 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival.

July 2014 - I Dream of Cuba - Reflections on a Cuban presence

I Dream of Cuba - Reflections on a Cuban presence; an art exhibit and panel discussion.

May 2014 - Crime Against Humanity: A Play About Oscar Lopez Rivera

The National Boricua Human Rights Network, New York Chapter & MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center invites you to a special presentation and filming of Crime Against Humanity: A Play About Oscar López Rivera on Friday, May 9, 2014.

March 2014 - Luxurious Poverty

Documentary Premiere Screening: Luxurious Poverty, come join us. . .

February 2014 - Oscar Lopez Rivera

Oscar Lopez Rivera - A community Dialogue & Art Exhibit

November 2013: Focus on playwrights

Save the date . . . Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 - Focus on playwrights.

November 2013: Conversation with Pioneer Break Dancers

The Firehouse celebrates Puerto Rican heritage month.

October 2013: Film Screening of "The House I Live In"

This groundbreaking documentary is about the War on Drugs and how mass incarceration has devastated communities of color across the country over the last few decades.

September 2013 - Journey Towards Change: Victory Over NYPD Profiling

In collaboration with Picture the Homeless, MNN El Barrio Firehouse invites you to a screening and panel discussion about the Community Safety Act

August 2013 - Documenting Graffiti and Hip Hop: A Personal Project Goes Global

Clips and commentary with photographers and authors Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant.

August 2013 - Music and Commentary with Nick Spitzer

An evening of music and commentary with American Routes host Nick Spitzer



June 2013 - Breaking Ground / Abriendo Caminos

Anthology of Puerto Rican Women in New York 1980-2012

May 2013 - Poetic Voices

Students poets and scholar perform and share their original work.

March 2013 - Webisodes:The Future of Content is Now

NALIP, Tío Louie and HOLA present the March 2013 edition of Prime Latino Media Salon at the Firehouse.

March 2013 - Cuban Women Film Makers Showcase

Historic event featured film screenings and Q & A with four Cuban filmmakers.

March 2013 - East Harlem Town Hall

East Harlem Town Hall convened by Picture the Homeless at El Barrio Firehouse

November 2012 - Urban Uprising Film Screening

Film screening of "My Brooklyn" and "The People's Firehouse" in collaboration with Right to the City.

October 2012 - VOCES: Framing Narratives

In collaboration with El Museo Del Barrio, and the Brooklyn Historical Society as part of Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, the Firehouse hosts VOCES: Framing Narratives.

September 2012 - Back to School or School Closings?

Dialogue: Back to School or School Closings? A discussion of public education.

July 2012 - Convergence: A Photographic Exhibit & Community Dialogue

The photographic exhibit featuring images of working people struggling for a better life and social justice, while creating art and music that has achieved world recognition.

June 2012 - Queers of Color: Visions, Transformations and Journeys

Discussion about the work of people of color within LGBT and Queer struggles for economic, racial, environmental, and social justice.

May 2012 - Asian Activists & Artists

Asian Activists & Artists: Ongoing Campaigns for Social Justice

April 2012- GASODUCTO

In April, the Dialogue was about the GASODUCTO, the 93-mile gas pipeline proposed for Puerto Rico.

March - Women Media Activists

In March, Esther Armah, Magdalena Gomez, Jessica Green, and Elisha Miranda media activists and artists presented their varied media work in radio, television, print, theater, film and the Internet.

February - Racism in US Media

The inaugural event in February featured journalist and co-author of News for All the People, Juan Gonzalez, and hip hop performance artist, Bryonn Bain discussing Racism in the US Media.