ArtTour International Magazine
MNN El Barrio Firehouse Image Credit: ArtTour International Magazine
MNN El Barrio Firehouse Image Credit: ArtTour International Magazine

MNN El Barrio Firehouse

A Community Media Center Supporting the arts and the freedom of expression in these challenging times!

Viviana Puello

During these challenging times, artists around the world are finding themselves censored, persecuted , banned, sometimes even imprisoned by governments, corporations and religious movements that feel threatened by the powerful influenced of art in all its forms.

In times when many cultural organizations are being excessively cautious about the possible legal or financial consequences for the support they may offer to artists exposing challenging artworks, we appreciate the noteworthy work of organizations that are helping build a strong defense for artists’ rights and freedom of expression.

In 2012, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, a Community Media Center opened up its doors in East Harlem with the purpose of ensuring the ability of Manhattan residents to exercise their First Amendment rights through moving image media by creating opportunities for communication, education and artistic expression in different languages. Enjoy this interview with Zenaida Mendez, Director of MNN El Barrio Firehouse.


Continue Reading with Magzter GOLD Subscription

Log in if you're already a subscriber

Continue Reading This Article For FREE By Downloading The Magzter App

Magzter for iOS Magzter for Android

To continue reading on the website, Click here

Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium story and 5,000+ magazines

Try FREE for 7 days or

Download the Magzter App and
Try FREE for 30 days


More from ArtTour International Magazine