Carl Walker Jr. Multi-Purpose Center
Amy Goodman is coming to Houston to speak at a benefit for KPFT, followed by a book signing. This event is a celebration of the acclaimed television, radio and internet news program Democracy Now! and the extraordinary movements and heroes who have moved our country forward.
The main event will be held at the Carl Walker Jr. Multi-purpose Center, beginning at 1pm.
There will also be an intimate reception with Amy and her co-author Denis Moynihan at noon, just before the main event, at the DeLuxe Theatre, 3303 Lyons Avenue. Refreshments will be provided.
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, 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.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....