Along with our local business and DMA supporter The Wardrobe, Davis Media Access is proud to host journalist and author Amy Goodman for a rare and intimate visit. Goodman and co-author Denis Moynihan are touring in celebration of Democracy Now!’s 20th anniversary and the release of a new book, “Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements, Changing America.”
In 1996, Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by the corporate media. Today Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the US, broadcasting on over 1,400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at democracynow.org. Now Amy, along with her journalist brother, David and co-author Denis Moynihan, share stories of the heroes—the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protesters—who have brought about remarkable change.
This important book looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world. Goodman takes the reader along as she goes to where the silence is, bringing out voices from the streets of Ferguson, to Staten Island, Wall Street, South Carolina to East Timor—and other places where people are rising up to demand justice. Democracy Now! is the modern-day underground railroad of information, bringing stories from the grassroots to a global audience.
Seating is limited to 100. Come to hear more, get the book, and support independent media. Coffee & sweets provided. The Wardrobe, 206 E Street in Davis. Buy tickets here Tickets are $20 per person. Student/Senior discount is $10 with discount code STUDENT
More about the authors:
AMY GOODMAN is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! An acclaimed international journalist, she has won the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize; a lifetime achievement award from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism; the George Polk Award; Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting; and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. Amy is the New York Times bestselling author, with Denis Moynihan, of The Silenced Majority and Breaking the Sound Barrier; and with David Goodman, of Exception to the Rulers, Static, and Standing Up to the Madness. She is a syndicated columnist for King Features.
DAVID GOODMAN is an independent journalist, contributing writer for Mother Jones, host of the radio show, The Vermont Conversation, and the bestselling author of ten books. The author of Fault Lines: Journeys Into the New South Africa, his work has also appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Outside, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and numerous other publications. He lives in Vermont.
DENIS MOYNIHAN has worked with Democracy Now! since 2000. He is a bestselling author and a syndicated columnist with King Features. He lives in Colorado, where he founded community radio station KFFR 88.3 FM in the town of Winter Park.