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Amy Goodman Keynote at the NYC Green Festival

New York, NY

June 11, 2017 | Sunday | 1:00 pm

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

37th St and 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001 ( see map )
Amy Goodman will give a keynote address followed by a book signing at the 6th Green Festival to be held in New York City.

Her talk is on Sunday from 1-2 pm, but the Green Festival runs all weekend, Saturday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America
A Talk by Journalist Amy Goodman

The unprecedented resistance to President Donald Trump’s rise to power did not materialize overnight. Grassroots movements have been challenging the establishment for years, and are what Democracy Now! reports on every day in its global news hour.

From the standoff at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access Pipeline, to the voices of grassroots leaders; from Black Lives Matter activists to the stories of those fighting for peace, climate justice, migrant rights, and LGBTQ equality; from uncovering government surveillance to fighting attacks on freedom of the press, Democracy Now! has been reporting for two decades from the front lines of the movements that are changing America and changing the world.

In these times of war and elections, movements and uprisings, we need independent media more than ever. The commercial media serves as a mouthpiece for corporate and government interests—giving a platform to the pundits and the pollsters who know so little about so much, explaining the world to us and getting it so wrong.

Free speech is democracy’s last line of defense. We must demand it, defend it, and most of all, use it—now.

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Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....