Sunday Night on MNN: A Spotlight on Female Leaders

We’ve come a long way since the first Women’s Rights Movement began in the 1800’s, but even centuries later women are still fighting for respect and equality. This Sunday on MNN, we’re highlighting some present-day female leaders who are serving their communities and standing up for what’s right.

Watch episodes of “Represent NYC,” “The Radical Imagination,” “Both Sides of the Bars" and "Together We Rise: 2018 NYC Women's March" this Sunday night starting at 7pm on MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNNHD (Spectrum 1993) or streaming live on mnn.org!

 

7pm - Represent NYC: Women Lead the Way in a Male Driven Council

Whether they’re fighting for truly affordable housing or saving small businesses, newly-elected NYC Council Members Diana Ayala (East Harlem, South Bronx) and Carlina Rivera (Murray Hill, Gramercy Park, East Village) are starting off strong and going to bat for their constituents.

This Sunday on “Represent NYC,” tune in as New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli talks with them about their priorities moving forward including a solution to the opioid crisis, improvements to the hospital system and addressing noise complaints. Plus, learn more about their 21 in '21 campaign to elect more women to the Council.

 

8pm - The Radical Imagination: Imagining the 10 Commandments as a Religious Counterculture for Social Justice

The separation of church and state exists for good reason, but what if certain religious teachings could help drive radical, progressive change?  

This Sunday on “The Radical Imagination,” host Jim Vrettos chats with Reverend Ana Levy-Lyons about her new book, “No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments,” and how we can use traditional religious texts as a moral compass in the fight for social justice.

 

9pm - Both Sides of the Bars: Wonder Women - The Impact Women Have on the Social Justice Movement

From Rosa Parks to Erica Garner, women have been at the forefront of social justice movements for decades, but aren’t always given the support they deserve.

This Sunday on “Both Sides of the Bars,” host Khalil Cumberbatch talks with Carmen Perez (The Gathering for Justice) her role in the Women’s March and the important role women of color play in social justice movements.

 

9:30pm - Together We Rise: 2018 NYC Women's March

After the 2016 election, the Women's March came to life to send a message to the Trump administration that women's rights are non-negotiable. Since then, it has grown into a movement to protect all marginalized groups including immigrants, people with disabilities, people of color and more. Thousands show up in cities around the world to make bold statements and join together as one.

This Sunday, relive the 2018 NYC march with us and get a front row seat to the keynote speeches by actress/talk show host Whoopi Goldberg, Afro-Latina activist Sulma Arzu-Brown, actress Rosie Perez and more.