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Clip of the Week: "#JusticeforEricGarner

Clip of the Week By Lee Walker Helland

Today, we bring you another moving Clip of the Week from the Youth Channel at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center.

For this piece, YC producers attended a rally for Eric Garner, the Staten Island father who was killed last month by a chokehold he was placed in during an arrest by NYPD officers. The death spurred a public outcry about police violence and the use of chokeholds, which are prohibited by the NYPD.

The video features powerful footage from the scene of the arrest, in which Garner repeatedly says he can't breathe, in addition to interviews with members of the communtity who speak out on justice, police conduct and public safety. Watch it...

This Sunday on MNN: Venezuela and Climate Change; Paid Sick Leave and You; and More!

News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Each Sunday night, we aim to bring you dynamic conversations and forums on the issues that affect your life every day. Once again, our this Sunday’s lineup is a can’t-miss: Tune in to hear from experts on women in the criminal justice system, Venezuela and climate change, and how NYC’s new Paid Sick Leave law affects you. The details:

 

7:00 pm: This month, New York City’s new "Paid Sick Leave" law took effect, making it a requirement for most employers to provide paid sick time to workers. On Sunday’s episode of "Represent NYC," Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer explores what this law means for you: if you’re covered, when you’re allowed to take sick time, what kind of documentation you need, and where to go for more information. Borough President Brewer talks to of the law’s advocates, Barbara Sibley, owner and chef at La Palapa Cocina Mexicana in the East Village; and Sherry Leiwant, co-founder and co-president of the nonprofit ...

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer to Discuss NYC's New Paid Sick Leave Law on the Next "Represent NYC"

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

Did you know that most employers in New York City are now required by law to provide as many as five paid sick days per year to their employees? And that these rules likely apply to you, even if you’re a part-time or temporary worker? Get details on this life-changing new legislation—the "Paid Sick Leave" law, which took effect this month—on the next episode of MNN’s “Represent NYC.” The show airs this Sunday, August 10th, at 7:00 pm on MNN1.

 

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer will be joined by two advocates of the new law: Barbara Sibley, owner and chef at La Palapa Cocina Mexicana in the East Village; and Sherry Leiwant, co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting equality and expanding choices for working families. The three, all of whom worked to develop and garner support for the bill, will offer specifics that every person working in New York City should know. Find out if you’re covered, when you’re allowed to take sick time, what kind of...