Miércoles 22 de Noviembre 2017

Fusion Gives Voice to Those Fighting for ‘Justice Now’ as It Commemorates World Day of Social Justice on February 20

Dedicated Day of Programming will Include Series of Documentaries
and Specials as well as Voices from Over 40 Organizations Who Champion
Social Justice Issues Everyday

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FUSION will commemorate the United
Nations’ World Day of Social Justice
on Monday, February 20
by recognizing those fighting for social justice issues across the
country with a day of dedicated programming entitled ‘Justice Now.’ In
addition to special programming, ‘Justice Now’ will highlight and give a
voice to individuals from over 40 organizations who work on a range of
issues including immigrant rights, gender equality, LGBTQ rights,
disability rights, environmental justice, access to education, criminal
justice reform, and economic justice. These features will air throughout
the day’s programming as well as across the network’s digital and social
channels including on Twitter
and Facebook.

“Amplifying the voices of the rising mainstream and covering stories
that matter to them is core to FUSION’s DNA. At a time where there is so
much at stake, it has never been more important that we keep the issues
that impact diverse communities and future generations front and
center,” said Daniel Eilemberg, President of FUSION. “FUSION is proud to
highlight the organizations who share our commitment to sparking
dialogue and driving action to help ensure we build a more just and
inclusive society for our diverse country.”

“With exclusion and inequality on the rise, we must step up efforts to
ensure that all people, without discrimination, are able to access
opportunities to improve their lives and those of others,” former UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has
said
.

Special programming will kick-off @ 6AM on FUSION TV (channel
listings
) with a range of documentaries and news specials. In
primetime FUSION will premiere a special from Jorge Ramos, ‘Show Me
Something,’ featuring interviews with former U.S. Ambassador to the
United Nations Samantha Power, celebrity chef and immigration
rights advocate José Andrés and neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo
Quiñones-Hinojosa
. ‘Show Me Something’ will air at 8PM followed by
‘Fusion Presents: Justice Now’ a half-hour series of reports from the
diverse voices of FUSION. Additional programming throughout the day will
include:

  • Prison Kids: A Crime Against America’s Children | “Prison Kids”
    follows the stories of kids who grew up behind bars and exposes the
    devastating consequences incarceration has on their lives, families
    and communities.
  • Hate Rising | This timely film shows the astonishing rise of
    hate in America through the lens of award-winning news anchor Jorge
    Ramos. From the Klu Klux Klan to the so called Alt-Right movement,
    White Nationalists are emboldened by the recent political rhetoric and
    growing in numbers.
  • Fightin’ Talk: Muhammad Ali | Muhammad Ali: a champion in the
    ring and a hero outside it. Guests like Jessie Jackson remember the
    social justice fighter whose words hit harder than his punches.
  • Number One with a Bullet | Featuring Ice Cube, Mos Def,
    Prodigy, KRS-ONE and Young Buck among others, this documentary pulls
    back the curtain on gun violence in urban America.
  • Sex Trafficking: Red Light/Green Light | As nations around the
    globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing
    prostitution. Two filmmakers travel across ten countries to explore
    the issue and address how can we prevent sexual exploitation before it
    happens.
  • TASERED: The Israel Hernandez Story | Investigation of the
    death of an 18 year old Miami artist and the Taser, the ‘non-lethal’
    weapon that killed him.
  • The Naked Truth: Standing Rock | Mark Ruffalo speaks about
    protests at Standing Rock
  • The Naked Truth: Women March in D.C | Women have the been the
    driving force behind some of the biggest mass demonstrations in
    history. Now Fusion’s “The Naked Truth” reports from The Women’s March
    on Washington.

‘Justice Now’ is an extension of ‘FUSION Fights,’ a
recently announced cross-platform initiative
. ‘FUSION Fights’ builds
on the network’s commitment to amplify diverse voices in America and the
issues that matter most to them. Throughout the year ‘FUSION Fights’
will also include specific calls to action driven by FUSION’s Rise Up
social impact unit.

ABOUT FUSION

Through impactful journalism and smart commentary, FUSION covers the
stories that matter to the rising American mainstream. FUSION content is
available to audiences across a broad range of platforms including cable
television (channel
listings
), FUSION.net,
various OTT providers and social media platforms. Follow us on Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. FUSION is a part of the Fusion Media
Group, a division of Univision Communications Inc.

Contacts

Fusion Media Group
Media Contact:
David Ford, 305-925-8882
david@fusion.net