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Next Monday, Watch MNN's Live Show in Honor of World AIDS Day

Community Media, Events, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

In commemoration of World AIDS Day this Monday, December 1st, please join Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA) for a LIVE roundtable discussion with community partners as they discuss working together to achieve an AIDS-free generation. The program will be hosted by Ace Robinson, Vice President for Programs for the NBLCA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and empowering black leaders to meet the challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS and other health disparities in their communities.

Tune in Monday, December 1st at 4:30 pm on MNN1 (TWC , RCN , FiOS ) and via Livestream at

Submit Your Short Film to the Alwan 3rd i Awards by Monday, December 1st

Community Media, Events, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Here's a great opportunity to participate in a film competition that raises awareness of an important subject.

Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY have posted an open call for submissions for the 2nd Annual Alwan 3rd i Awards. Enter a short film or video art (20 minutes or less) that increases "awareness of the creative vitality and sociopolitical realities of the Middle East, North Africa and South and Central Asia as well as their global diasporas."

Awards range from $500 to $1,000, and will be presented and accompanied by screenings of the winning works on Thursday, December 11th.

Go for it! And check out MNN's running list of grants and awards programs to keep tabs on opportunities all year long.

Next Up for the Film Club at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse: "Every Mother's Son"

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

On Friday, December 5th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club presents Every Mother's Son, a film profiling three mothers united in their mission to seek justice after their sons become victims of police brutality.

Join us for discussion and a screening of this award-winning documentary on Friday, December 5th at 6:30 pm at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse. Please RSVP here.

MNN El Barrio Firehouse Film Club
Friday, December 5th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
175 East 104th Street