This Week On MNN: MLK Day of Service

Join MNN to celebrate Martin Luther King's Day of Service and learn how to participate in your community. 

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. Host and Fortune Society Associate VP Andre Ward is joined by Judith Whiting, general counsel for the Community Service Society (CSS), a Manhattan-based anti-poverty non-profit organization. Join them as they discuss over-policing, excessive prosecution and the work CSS provides to the community. 

Dunamis is a long running faith based program on MNN where communities address the spiritual and social challenges they face. On this episode producer and host Mike McGowan takes us to Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen in Chelsea where they provide hot meals and social services to over 1000 people a day. Join Mike and former soup kitchen director, Bishop Andrew St. John as they discuss the 35 year history of the soup kitchen and how they branched out to include a wide range of social services.  

National Action Network (NAN) is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the country. Founded by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN aims to work within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote social justice and equal opportunity for all people. NAN has been airing on MNN for 10 years highlighting criminal justice reform, police accountability, and voting rights. On this episode Reverend Sharpton invites Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to address his Harlem congregation and discuss his plans to combat crime in Manhattan. 

Watch these inspiring programs beginning Sunday, January 16 at 1PM and again on Wednesday, January 19 at 7:00PM on MNN 5 (Spectrum 1993).