New York City Commission on Human Rights and NYC Media visit the NYSE to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and promote the film Fighting for Justice: New York Voices of the Civil Rights Movement. To commemorate this special occasion, Todd Asher, Chief Operating Officer, NYC Media, rings The Opening Bell®.|
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Fighting for Justice
Fighting for Justice profiles two New Yorkers, Esther Cooper Jackson and Clifford Alexander, whose contributions helped pave the way toward progress for equal justice for African-Americans, and whose stories begin to tell about New York City’s formative place in the national Civil Rights movement. Esther Cooper Jackson is a Civil Rights activist, managing editor and one of the founders of the political and cultural quarterly Freedomways. Clifford Alexander is President of Alexander and Associates, attorney, businessman, and former public servant under four US Presidents.
On January 14 at 6pm, NYC Media and the New York City Commission on Human Rights, in collaboration with the Apollo Theater Education Program, will present a free screening of the film followed by a panel discussion at the legendary Apollo Theater. The film will air on Friday, January 15th at 8 pm on NYC life.
NYC Commission on Human Rights
The NYC Commission on Human Rights enforces the City’s Human Rights Law, one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the nation. The Law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, and partnership status.
NYC Media, the official TV, radio and online network of New York City, informs, educates and entertains New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. As a unique public media entity, NYC Media produces award winning content that is accountable, useful and compelling and serves as the quintessential source of information about New York City.