This Week on MNN

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, This Week on MNN highlights community produced programming that supports this year's theme, Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems. Join MNN Producers as they speak with community leaders, volunteers and social justice organizations that are making a difference in our communities. 


Fortune Society's Both Sides of the Bars examines the legal system from various perspectives including from the perspective of those most impacted by the criminal justice system. This episode focuses on understanding how eradicating housing discrimination against the formerly incarcerated would improve community safety. Join Fortune Society Associate VP Andre Ward and his guests Tabber Benedict, housing advocate at The Fortune Society, Flores A. Forbes, associate VP for community affairs at Columbia University's Office of Government & Community Affairs, and Merf Ehman, executive director of Columbia Legal Services in Seattle, Washington. 

Sunday 1 PM / Wednesday 7 PM 


Empowering Women Everywhere introduces viewers to the work and services of local community organizations. Join host Nann Gil and guest Sandra Salguero, board member of Latinos Unidos of the Hudson Valley. They are an organization that are committed to the quality of life issues affecting Latinos in the Hudson Valley. They work to maintain the dignity and integrity of the individual which leads to improving and empowering the entire community. 

Sunday 1:30 PM / Wednesday 7:30 PM 


My Harlem Portraits aims to highlight the incredible work being done by African Americans in their communities and beyond. On this episode host Maria G. Cavenaghi talks with singer, songwriter and community organizer Natu Camara. She is a vibrant West African artist whose heritage, charged performance style and passion for social justice has made her a unique presence in World Music. You don’t want to miss out on this conversation. 

Sunday 2 PM / Wednesday 8 PM 


This Week on MNN begins Sunday, January 15 at 1PM and Wednesday, January 18 at 7PM on MNN HD (Spectrum 1993).