Day after day we are bombarded by new stories about people whose lives have suffered at the hands of the government, but we don’t always hear about those who are fighting to bring justice to the people.
This Sunday on MNN, watch all-new episodes of “Represent NYC,” and “Both Sides of the Bars,” which tackle two key issues: sexual harassment and immigration.
7pm - Represent NYC: City Council Cracks Down on Sexual Harassment
After the rise of the #MeToo movement and the downfall of public figures like NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the New York City Council took swift action to protect New Yorkers from the kind of abuse that has affected 81% of women and 43% of men in the U.S.
This Sunday on “Represent NYC,” Council Member Helen Rosenthal (District 6) talks with Gender Equality Law Center’s Allegra Fishel and ALIGN’s Maritza Silva-Farrell about sexual harassment in the workplace, how the city’s new laws will help protect workers and what more needs to be done to bring an end to this problem.
9pm - Both Sides of the Bars: Immigration and Criminal Law - A Nexus of Perpetual Punishment
During Obama’s presidency, he prioritized the deportation of dangerous undocumented immigrants who had felony charges or posed a direct threat. Now that Trump is in charge, any undocumented person with a criminal record is at risk of deportation, even those with minor infractions who have already paid their dues.
This Sunday on The Fortune Society’s “Both Sides of the Bars,” host Khalil Cumberbatch chats with Criminal Immigration Specialist Casey Dalporto from the Legal Aid Society about how ICE’s unjust practices under the Trump Administration are hurting undocumented immigrant communities.