Robert F. Kennedy Charter High School
6 pm: RFK Charter HS Food Trucks open, with food for sale. Tours of the high school campus will be given as well.
7 pm: Introductions by RFK Charter HS, Quote…Unquote, and NMPBS’s American Graduate program.
7:15 pm: Amy Goodman talk, introduced by Senator Jerry Ortiz y Piño
8 pm book signing and social hour
English to Spanish language interpretation will be provided by RFK Charter HS
To mark this 20th anniversary, Amy, along with her journalist brother, David Goodman and Democracy Now! colleague Denis Moynihan, has written a new book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America
In 1996 Amy 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 1400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at democracynow.org. Now Amy and her co-authors 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.
RFK Charter HS offers a unique high school experience for students seeking alternatives to traditional secondary schools. One of the founding principles of RFK is its belief in the strength of relationships among all the participants. Classes are small, and students receive lots of individual attention. All teachers are certified by the State of New Mexico.
Classes run from 8am to 8pm, with a child development center meeting child care needs.
Quote…Unquote is a nationally recognized non-profit media organization that has provided public access and local origination programs to the Albuquerque area since 1981. The organization, which concentrates on using media as a tool for education and empowerment in the community, is currently working on purchasing a building to set up studios in Albuquerque. Meanwhile they can be reached at: The Peace and Justice Center 202 Harvard SE, Suite 5, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....