Sunday Night on MNN: Minimizing the Effects of Violence and Stigma

In an ideal world, problems would be solved with rational discussions and all people would be treated with respect. While that’s not a reality, tune in to MNN this Sunday night for programming focused on building a more accepting society.

First, watch an all-new episode of “The Radical Imagination,” for a look at the leading research on structural violence and strategies for minimizing it. Then, tune in to the latest episode of NBLCA’s Health Action TV for a discussion on HIV/AIDs and the stigma it carries.

8pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining a World Without Violence and Punishment

From the upcoming presidential election to the Israel/Palestine conflict and beyond, our world is full of people who disagree on what is right. Often these differences in opinion lead to violence and destruction, but what if there was a better way to resolve such controversial issues?

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” Host Jim Vrettos of John Jay College of Criminal Justice talks with Dr. Bandy Lee about her research on structural violence, her ideas for creating a more loving world and violence as a public health crisis.

Dr. Bandy Lee is a psychiatrist and an assistant clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine. She is also the co-founder of Yale University's Violence and Health Group, director of Research for the inter-institutional Center for the Study of Violence, speaker to the World Economic Forum, and consultant to UNESCO, the United Nations, and the World Health Organization.

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 MNN’s new HD Community Channel (TWC or streaming live). Catch the repeat every Thursday at 8:00 pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, TWC 67 & 1998 or streaming live) and MNN’s new HD Community Channel (TWC 1993 or streaming live).

9pm - NBLCA’s Health Action TV: Breaking the Stigma to End HIV/AIDS

In New York City, 81% of new HIV diagnoses and AIDS-related deaths are among people of color. While the best way to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS is early detection, many people don’t seek treatment due to the stigma attached to having the disease.

Sunday night, watch as C. Virginia Fields, former Manhattan borough president and current president and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on Aids (NBLCA), chats with Nathan Kerr about the role of stigma in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, how to combat it and how it affects the black LGBT community.

Nathan Kerr, board chair of the Black LGBT Alliance of New York, Inc. who has also served as the director of Harlem United and board chair for People of Color in Crisis.

Tune in at 9pm on MNN1 (TWC 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33 or streaming live) or MNN’s new HD Community Channel (TWC 1993 or streaming live).