It’s no secret that we’re living in troubled times. The country is divided, marginalized groups are living in fear and activists are standing up to fight back. This Sunday on MNN, watch programming that features New Yorkers who are joining the fight to make America a safe haven for everyone.
First on “Represent NYC,” hear from the NYC Public Advocate about ways she plans to protect citizens from the Trump administration. Then on “The Radical Imagination,” watch a discussion about reviving the Poor People’s Campaign in this time of struggle. Next on “NBLCA’s Health Action TV,” learn what needs to be done to improve the health and education of our city’s young people. Finally, watch the rebroadcast of the 2017 State of the Borough to learn how you can get involved in this new era of activism in New York City.
Details about each program are listed below.
7pm - Represent NYC: Public Advocate Tells New Yorkers - "I'll Protect you from Trump"
This Sunday we’re flashing back to one of the first “Represent NYC” episodes of 2017. Tune in to watch as New York City Public Advocate Tish James talks to DNAinfo New York’s Jeff Mays about protecting New Yorkers under the Trump administration, her vision for the city moving forward and her plans for staying in public office.
“Represent NYC” airs every Sunday at 7pm and repeats on Wednesdays at 9pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNN's HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.
7:30pm - NBLCA’s Health Action TV: Better HIV Education for Youth
According to a 2015 report by the Center for Disease Control, young people (ages 15-24) account for 50% of STD diagnoses in the country each year.
On this episode of The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA)’s Health Action TV, President and CEO C. Virginia Fields talks with Ardella McClarty of Young Faces Smiling and Eishelle Tillery of NBLCA about the rising number of STDs in youth and how to address the need for better sex education in schools.
NBLCA’s Health Action TV airs on Sunday, February 19 at 7:30 on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.
8pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining a Repairing of the Breach
In 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. started the Poor People’s Campaign to bring together America’s poorest people to fight against the discrimination they were experiencing.
This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos talks with John Wessel-McCoy, Coordinator of Poverty Scholarship and Leadership Development at the Kairos Center Poverty Initiative, about the efforts to bring about a New Poor People’s Movement and a Moral Revival Movement as our country fights the same fight from nearly 50 years ago.
Firehouse TV’s “The Radical Imagination” airs every Sunday at 8:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org. Catch the repeat every Thursday at 8:00 pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.
9pm - State of the Borough 2017: A special presentation of Represent NYC
With the new administration making big changes left and right, the stakes are high and New Yorkers are coming together to make the city better and stronger than ever.
On Sunday, February 12, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer delivered the 2017 State of the Borough Address, where she reviewed the borough’s accomplishments over the past year and shared how residents can get involved in this new era of activism that the new president’s agenda has sparked.
Joining Borough President Brewer were Jennifer Jones Austin from the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Angela Fernandez from the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Janella Hinds from the United Federation of Teachers, Andrew Rasiej from Civic Hall and the Personal Democracy Forum and Gene Stone, Author of The Trump Survival Guide.
Watch the full State of the Borough 2017 Address this Sunday at 9pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33) and MNN’s HD Community Channel (TWC 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org.