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YC Spotlight: "#iHaveARightTo FIERCE #ParticipatoryBudget"

MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Next up for "YC Spotlight," highlighting super important work from the producers at MNN's Youth Channel: "#iHaveARightTo FIERCE #ParticipatoryBudget," coverage of a recent participatory budget meeting hosted by FIERCE, an NYC organization focused on building leadership and power among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in the community.

FIERCE hosted a Participatory Budget Neighborhood Assembly so that LGBTQ youth from the West Village could voice their opinions about the changes they would like to see in their neighborhood.

Watch the video to hear how these smart, driven young people would like to see public money spent to benefit themselves and other residents.

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YC Spotlight: "Make Movies at MNN's Youth Media Center"

MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

YC Spotlight time again! They're always got fresh content to explore, and this week it's something extra unique.

Check out "Make Movies and MNN's Youth Media Center," one in a series of videos featuring information about the production training available to young people at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. The segments offer straightforward insights and feedback from youth who have already participated in one of the programs.

Watch it, and share it with anyone who might be interested! Check out the other videos in the series, too, and be sure to subscribe to YC's YouTube channel to stay up-to-date.

YC Spotlight: "#CarryThatWeight"

MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Latest media from the producers at MNN's Youth Channel: "#CarryThatWeight," a video about a national day of action to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

#CarryThatWeight started as a senior thesis by Columbia University Visual Arts student Emma Sulkowicz, whose “Mattress Performance" has her committed to carrying her dorm mattress around everywhere she goes in protest of the school's inaction after she was sexually assaulted.

Her mission caught on as a full-blown movement, with more than 100 colleges, high schools and individual activists across the United States and in four different countries organizing #CarryThatWeight events.

Watch the piece to hear moving speeches by students at one of the rallies. Thanks for the awesome coverage, Youth Channel!

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