Sunday Night on MNN: Fighting for Better Days

It’s been a rough week across the country as the end of DACA threatens our youth and hurricanes rip through southern places. Luckily there’s an army of good people doing the difficult work to make life better for those impacted. This Sunday on MNN, watch programming focused on people who take action when the going gets tough.

First at 7:30 watch a new episode of “Both Sides of the Bars” that discusses how to combat employment discrimination against formerly incarcerated individuals. Then at 9:00, tune in for our democratic mayoral debate followed by the NYC Council district 9 debate.

Read on for more details.

7:30 pm - Both Sides of the Bars: Employment Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated

Ex-convicts often have great difficulty readjusting to life after incarceration and the system doesn’t make it easy for them to find housing, employment or education.

This Sunday on The Fortune Society’s “Both Sides of the Bars,” host Ronald Day talks with his guests Supervising Attorney Paul Keefe of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and The Fortune Society’s Director of Employment, David Thorpe, about the challenges formerly incarcerated individuals face when searching for a job and the discriminatory policies that prevent them from getting hired.

Watch “Both Sides of the Bars” on Sunday at 9pm on MNN 1 (FiOS 33, RCN 82, Spectrum 34 & 1995), MNN HD (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.

9:00 pm - Race to Represent

Are you ready to vote in the primary next week? We have all the information you need to make informed choices.

This Sunday at 9pm, watch our mayoral debate to see what de Blasio’s challengers have to say. Then if you live in Central Harlem, East Harlem, Morningside Heights or the Upper West Side, tune in to the NYC Council District 9 debate to decide who would best represent your neighborhood.

Watch MNN’s Race to Represent programming on MNN 1 (FiOS 33, RCN 82, Spectrum 34 & 1995), MNN HD (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org. The democratic mayoral debate begins at 9pm and the District 9 debate will immediately follow.

For more information about the candidates, click here.