Sunday on MNN: Human Rights, Feminism and the Theater

The weekend is almost here and we have an inspiring lineup of Sunday programming for you on MNN!

Start your day with an informative panel discussion about the missing students and activists who were victims of human rights crimes in Ayotzinapa. Next, hear from empowering female leaders about their work to make the world a better place. Wrap up the night with an episode of “The Radical Imagination,” featuring an interview with a 23-year-old playwright whose tribute to his famous ancestor was a major success in the off-broadway community.

 

10:00 am: Ayotzinapa - The Current Human Rights Crisis in Mexico

According to a statement late last year by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, more than 150,000 innocent citizens have been killed and 26,000 have disappeared in Mexico since 2007 because of human rights crimes.

In this panel discussion, hear from parents and widows who have lost their loved ones in these attacks. Plus, special guests in Mexico will Skype into the conversation to provide update on the Ayotzinapa case and share how we can help here in the United States.

Tune in Sunday morning at 10am on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33 or streaming live).

 

4:30 pm: A Global Perspective on the State of Women

For generations, women have rallied together to fight for equal rights and to solve some of the world's most pressing issues.

In honor of Women's History Month, we're celebrating powerful women with a special panel discussion featuring four female activists: Radhika Balakrishnan of Center for Women's Global Leadership, Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini of International Civil Society Action Network, Ejim Dike of US Human Rights Network and visual artist, Andrea Arroyo.

Watch as they discuss the intersection of feminism, human rights and global activism Sunday at 4:30pm on  MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33 or streaming live).

 

The Radical Imagination: Imagining Chevalier

For roughly 70 years, Maurice Chevalier entertained audiences across the world with his performances both onstage and on-screen. Generations later, his legacy lives on thanks to a distant relative who is keeping his memory alive on the off-broadway stage.

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination;” host Jim Vrettos sits down with Alexis Chevalier; actor, playwright and descendant of Maurice Chevalier, to discuss his award-winning play about his famous relative, “Defendant Maurice Chevalier” (formerly “I Remember It Well”).

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).