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YC Spotlight: #PeoplesClimateMarch

Community Media, MNN Youth Channel, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Up next on YC Spotlight: #PeoplesClimateMarch-- MNN Youth Channel's (YC) awesome coverage of the largest climate-change march in history. The event took place last month in New York.

Watch the video to see the impassioned speeches made by some of the 311,000 participants, many of whom have been directly affected by the negative impact of climate change.

Check out more details from the event on YC's Tumblr. The post, by The Youth Channel Community Journalist Pauline Dale, explains: "The 5 boroughs of NYC, particularly youth in working neighborhoods of color are experiencing the harmful effects of both environmental racism and injustice. Environmental racism is when there is an intentional relationship between environmental degradation and low income and or communities of color takes place."

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Anthony Weiner, Christina Greer and Other Experts Featured in Special Election Panels Premiering This Sunday on "Represent NYC"

Community Media, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

*UPDATED*

MNN is pleased to release its two-part series "Represent NYC: Special Election Edition" on Vimeo. Watch the episodes now (and share them!) to prep for the November 4th election.

Sunday, October 19, MNN premiered "Represent NYC: Special Election Edition," a two-part series of expert panels discussing the issues and questions New York voters should be thinking about ahead of the November 4 general election. The specials are hosted by Ben Max, Executive Editor of Gotham Gazette.

The first half-hour special features former U.S. Congressman (and 2013 New York City mayoral candidate) Anthony Weiner and Christina Greer, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University. Weiner served New York's 9th District, comprised of neighborhoods in...

Domestic Violence Awareness on This Sunday's "Represent NYC"

News and Views, Programming Highlights By Linda Romano

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and current statistics show that nationwide, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will experience some form of domestic violence, which equates to nearly 20 people per minute being victims of domestic violence.  The problem of domestic violence is one that plagues all segments of our population, but recent high-profile cases have brought increased awareness of the need for action.

On Sunday's new episode of Represent NYC, State Senator Jose M. Serrano, representing the 29th Senate District which covers neighborhoods in the South & West Bronx, East Harlem, Roosevelt Island, Upper Yorkville, Central Park, and the Upper West Side, brings a panel together to discuss the issue and to shine a spotlight on solutions to this pervasive problem.

Guests include: 

  • Anabella Escobar, the Deputy Director of the Manhattan Family Justice Center at the Major’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. The Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, established in 2001, oversees the citywide delivery of domestic violence...