Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?

CUNY TV’s Independent Sources program offers a cross-section of stories this week, from a look at the city’s free lunch program to a report on awareness of the Sikh community to an interview with the director of a documentary about indigenous Mayans.

Could NYC’s Free School Lunch for All program result in funding problems for some public schools? Reporter Alex Zimmerman of Chalkbeat and Ashley Rafalow, director of operations and communications at CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, discuss some of the issues that have emerged. Watch at 0:30.

Gurwin Singh Ahuja, executive director of the National Sikh Campaign, speaks about the million-dollar ad campaign to spread awareness and dispel misconceptions of the religion amid a rising number of hate crimes in the U.S. Watch at 10:25.

Director Pamela Yates speaks about her documentary “500 Years: Life in Resistance,” the last installment in a trilogy on indigenous Mayans in Guatemala standing up to an oppressive government. Watch at 17:50.

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