Women have been taking the media by storm lately, between the rise of the #MeToo movement and award-winning performances in recent films. That’s why we’re celebrating their bravery and talent all month long with special programming on the Youth Channel. Here are some of our favorite shows coming up, which cover topics such as reproductive justice, double standards and breaking stereotypes. Want more? Check out the Youth Channel's special Women's History Month playlist, here.
The Youth Channel airs programming every weeknight from 6-7pm on MNN4 (FiOS 36, RCN 85, Spectrum 67 & 1998) and MNNHD (Spectrum 1993). To learn about MNN’s Youth Media Center and the work they produce, click here.
March 12th - 16th: Reproductive Justice
Tuesday March 13th: "Girls Empowered" gets together to discuss the importance of reproductive justice. Reproductive Justice is met when people have the power and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction.
Thursday March 15th: With the president's threat to defund Planned Parenthood, The Youth Channel addresses the future of reproductive rights in America.
March 19th - 23rd: Double Standards/Independent Women
Wednesday March 21st: We will be screening a compilation of Youth Channel original productions including "Undocumented Motherhood," "Walking in their World," "Blurring Gender Lines" and "This Home is Not Broken." These are stories of women who have overcome great obstacles to find success and safety. From immigration and single motherhood to stereotypes in sports and sexual harassment, we celebrate this month with them.
Thursday March 22nd: "HERstory" interviews Indian-American NYC filmmaker, Christina Raia, about this issue of lack of diversity in the film industry and what inspires her to continue telling stories and being inclusive in her work.
March 26th - 30th: Overcoming Challenges
Tuesday March 27th: "Beyond the Hijab: Struggling Against Stereotypes," created by former YC producer Habiba Ahmed, tells the story of what it's like to be an Afro-American Muslim woman. She explores race, religion, identity and intolerance in a post 9/11 NYC.