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Medical Marijuana, Latino Documentary Filmmakers, Affordable Housing and More: This Sunday on MNN

MNN El Barrio Firehouse, Programming Highlights By Linda Romano

Where can you find a discussion on medical marijuana, a panel with Latino Documentary Filmmakers and in-depth coverage of how Manhattan plans to tackle issues like affordable housing, livable neighborhoods, and resiliency? Only on MNN1 this Sunday night!

We have an amazing lineup of can't-miss programs:

7:00 pm: On July 5, New York became the 23rd state to legalize the medical use of marijuana. On the latest episode of "Represent NYC," long-time NYS Assembly Member Richard Gottfried welcomes Gabriel Sayegh of the Drug Policy Alliance to discuss the history of the decades-long push to legalize medical marijuana, what comes next as we wait for the law to be implemented, and what this means for the medical marijuana movement on both the state and national levels.

8:00 pm: This week on Firehouse TV the MNN El Barrio Firehouse presents "Latino Documentary Filmmakers"....

Firehouse Film Club: "The We and the I" on Friday, August 1

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel By Linda Romano

Next up for the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Film Club: "The We and the I," a film by Academy award-winning director Michel Gondry. A New York Times Critics' Pick, "The We and the I" highlights a group of young people as they ride home on the ficticious BX66 on their last day of school.

Gondry recruited his young actors from the Point, a community center in the Bronx, and worked with them over the course of three years on the film. While the bus line may be made up, the film takes us through real neighborhoods in the Bronx and perfectly captures the dynamics of not only adolescence but of an afternoon commute in New York City.

"The We and the I" will be screened at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a discussion. ...

July 17 & 18 at El Barrio Firehouse: A Celebration of Cuba-Inspired Art

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse By Lee Walker Helland

Every month we’re more in awe of the dynamic, community-focused, change-oriented events being offered at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

One exciting upcoming gathering that you won’t want to miss: “I Dream of Cuba,” a two-evening event featuring music and artwork that offer reflections on the culture of that Caribbean nation. On Thursday, July 17, the Firehouse will host an opening exhibiting the art of Nancy Reyes, a Cuban painter whose colorful work draws on the environment around her and the spirituality of Santeria; American artist Lynne St. Clare, who recently produced a photo series titled “Cuba: The Remainders”; Rigo Peralta, a Dominican-born surrealist whose work...