Ondaatje Theatre, McCain Arts and Social Sciences Bldg, Dalhousie University
In “Stories of Democracy, Resistance and Hope” Goodman will share her experiences as a journalist covering struggles for social, economic and climate justice. Goodman is known for her on-the-ground coverage of police brutality in Ferguson Missouri, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the 1991 East Timor massacre. In 2016, Goodman was arrested while covering protests of the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota. The charges, which were condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists, were ultimately dismissed.
Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author of six books. Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now!: a daily, independent, award-winning news program broadcast on public radio and satellite television across the world. Goodman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gandhi Peace Award for “a significant contribution to the promotion of enduring international peace,” the 1998 George Polk Award (with Jeremy Scahill) for investigative reporting on Chevron’s role in Nigeria’s dictatorship, and the 1993 Robert F Kennedy Prize for International Reporting (with Allan Nairn) for coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Santa Cruz Massacre.
Amy Goodman, David Goodman and Denis Moynihan recently published “Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America.” This New York Times Bestseller will be available for sale at the event.
General admission: $20 Online: goodmanhalifax.eventbrite.ca; fernwoodpublishing.ca,
Physical Tickets ( Available Wednesday August 16th) CKDU Radio Society (6136 University Ave, Suite 420), Bookmark booksellers (5686 Spring Garden Rd) Humani-T (5755 Young St @ Agricola).
Limited number of reduced rate tickets are available for those whom which cost is a barrier. Please call 902.857.1388 for availability.
Thank you to our event sponsors: CKDU Radio Society, Rabble.ca and CCPA
For more information please contact Fernwood Publishing at 902.857.1388.
Co-sponsored by CKDU, rabble.ca, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....