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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

Clip of the Week: "From the Heart of the Barrios"

Community Media, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Happy Friday, all! For today's Clip of the Week, we'd like to turn your attention to a fun new episode of "From the Heart of the Barrios," a unique and inspiring series from the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

In this segment, we hear from Janet Rodriguez, founder of SoHarlem, a community-based organization that "works to ensure that artists and residents benefit from local redevelopment efforts."

Watch the clip to find out how SoHarlem; Creative Outlet strengthens the community by supporting the women of Harlem, making and selling accessories through its brand. The org gives young people the opportunity "to assist artists in creating local public art installations and producing public art events that give our...

MNN El Barrio Firehouse to Host 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

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

Save the dates!

On November 13th, 14th and 15th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will host more than a dozen movie screenings as part of the 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF).

The festival, dedicated to helping artists explore issues surrounding Puerto Rican heritage and "develop their craft with direct input from their target audiences," runs throughout NYC from November 12th to 16th. The MNN El Barrio Firehouse regularly hosts events aimed at creating dialogue and relationships among activists, artists, cultural institutions, media organizations and local residents. Hosted in the George C. Stoney Community Studio, these forums foster collaboration, social service and social justice in the Harlem community and beyond.

A sponsor of IPRHFF, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse will present 16 films, exploring a wide range of themes including violence, religion, love, drugs, end of innocence and much more. ...