On the Next The Radical Imagination: Imagining the Artist/Activist as the Vanguard

In a world where so many struggle to be heard, artists have the unique opportunity to use their platform to inspire action among the masses.

This Sunday on "The Radical Imagination;" host Jim Vrettos, a sociology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice sits down with creatives Gina Belafonte and Immortal Technique to explore the role the artist/activist can play as part of a vanguard to help bring about radical progressive change.

Gina Belafonte is a producer for HBO’s “Sing Your Song” and PBS’ “The March,” as well as the the Co-Director of Sankofa, an organization of artists who use their talents to shed light on societal issues affecting the underserved and oppressed.

Immortal Technique is a political rapper, founder of Viper Records and urban activist who uses his voice to raise awareness of controversial issues in global politics such as class struggle, poverty and racism.

Firehouse TV’s “The Radical Imagination” airs every Sunday at 8:00 pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33 or streaming live) and repeats every Thursday at 8:00 pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998 or streaming live).