Don't Miss MNN's 15th Birthday Bash!
Celebrate MNN's 15th birthday by coming out to our Street Carnival Block Party September 15th, 1-6pm in East Harlem at 104th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues! Enjoy live entertainment, free food, games for youth, prizes and video expos! We'll also be kicking off the development of MNN's new Uptown Community & Youth Media Center in the historic 104th Street Firehouse. You won't want to miss some serious old skool carnival fun!
There will also be a groundbreaking press conference to kick off the renovation of the 104th Street Firehouse, 11am-12:30pm. Local elected representatives, dignitaries and leaders of youth and community organizations will be on hand to share in this historic occasion!
Please RSVP to promo@MNN.org or 212-757-2670 x 308.
See you there!
MNN is happy to announce the Manhattan Neighborhood Network Community Media Grants for 2008. These grants allow MNN to further support community-based and not-for-profit organizations to incorporate video in their work as a tool for public education, outreach, advocacy or to reach new audiences.
• Manhattan based and Manhattan serving residents
• 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS, or a valid fiscal sponsor
• Demonstrated capacity to provide service delivery in at least one of the following community organizing, community development, community artistic or cultural activities, community education
• Demonstrated internal/personnel capacity to successfully conduct the proposed project
Ruth Glanz, who passed away quite unexpectedly this past week, served on Manhattan Neighborhood Network's board of directors for two terms. Her special assignment was to speak for the interests of our producers because she had been one herself for many years. AGEWISE, her program made with and about seniors, was recognized as "outstanding" at the Home Town Festival of the Alliance for Community Media and continues to be used as a model by trainers in access centers across the country.
Ruth's background as a professional gave her the technical skills required to produce a polished show. Yet she never let her own experience dominate the set or the editing room. She had the skill -- and the humanity -- to make even the most frightened or unsure guests appear at their best and get their message across. While no one can replace her fully she leaves with us a great many media makers who will continue to honor her memory by following her example.
-George C. Stoney
MNN Board Member
Don't Miss the Next MNN Summer Digital Garden Screening! Rain or Shine!
Thursday, August 16th at 8pm in Chinatown, Lower Manhattan
Roosevelt Park on Chrystie Street (between Canal & Hester Streets)
Break free from the concrete jungle! Experience grassroots media in New York's greenest spaces with a whole season of free screenings and workshops!
MNN curates a selection of videos highlighting social justice issues affecting our communities in NYC; screening includes videos produced by Chinese Staff & Workers' Association, Third World Newsreel, New York Unemployment Project, National Mobilization Against Sweatshops, FIERCE!, Palestinian /Israel Education Project, Picture the Homeless, Voices of Women Organizing Project, Prison Families Community Forum, Public Housing Residents of the Lower East Side, Coalition of the Institutionalized Aged Disabled,...