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YC Spotlight: “#Allin4Relief"

MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Today's "YC Spotlight" turns our attention to immigration policy-- one of several youth-oriented themes the smart producers at MNN's Youth Channel explore and document with their work.

In "#Allin4Relief," young people participating in the advocacy campaign New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform gather at Baruch College in Manhattan to urge President Obama to provide immediate administrative relief to undocumented people around the country. Youth from organizations including John Jay DREAMers, New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York talked about the ways in which the U.S.'s current...

YC Spotlight: “#BlackLivesMatter

MNN El Barrio Firehouse, MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Welcome back to "YC Spotlight," our weekly post that brings attention to the critical media produced by The Youth Channel at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. Today we're shining the spotlight on "#BlackLivesMatter," a piece covering a rally held in Washington D.C. last month, when the family of Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed in his home by an NYPD officer in 2012, delivered 33,000 signed petitions to the Department of Justice.

The clip includes interviews with participants, including volunteers with the NAACP and Picture the Homeless, and speeches made during the rally, which intended to convince federal officials to launch a full investigation of Graham's case.

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YC Spotlight: “#DirectAction”

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

Another important piece of digital media by The Youth Channel Community Journalists Interns at theMNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center! The talented producers covered this summer's Climate Justice Youth Summit, a conference that brought together top activists in environmental justice.

In this clip, edited by Youth Channel Lead Producer Christian Jones, organizers hold a Direct Action Workshop to prepare for the Youth for the Climate Justice March. Watch the video to hear from summit attendees and from organizations like 350.org, a global network of climate activists, as they talk about the meaning of #DirectAction, and how the movement might lead to a better world.

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