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Amy Goodman at the Civic Media Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Gainesville, FL

October 19, 2018 | Friday | 7:00 pm

Forage Hall at Working Food Community Center

219 Northwest 10th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601 ( see map )
The Civic Media Center and Stetson Kennedy Library will be marking its 25th anniversary this October! We are so lucky to have landed one of the most appropriate speakers possible, Amy Goodman, the longtime host of the “War and Peace Report” on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national television/radio/internet newshour, airing on WGOT, CMC’s radio station, since the station’s inception 10 years ago.

The 25th Anniversary celebration will be on Friday evening, Oct. 19 in the Forage Hall at Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave. with the doors opening at 6:30 pm, and the program slated for 7:15 pm, finishing at 9 pm. We will be set up with maximal chairs inside the hall and room for overflow outside, with sound and video screen. Seating is first come, first served.

To help with parking we will have bike taxies running from the North Main Shopping Center, 2-1/2 blocks east of Working Food. We will have beverages, snacks and finger food outside – no dinner, because we expect a crowd.

Democracy Now! is more than a newscast; the on-line archive of shows is a treasure of movement history going back decades. There are interviews with famous writers and thinkers, and those regular folks who are fighting for justice. Amy goes above and beyond as a host being a probing questioner, and a damn good reporter. She has taken the show around the world, at World Social Forums, climate change conferences, zones of war and conflict, and all over this country from political conventions and disasters to the Sundance Film Festival.

Mark your calendars, get your tickets, and come celebrate 25 years of information and organizing!

Tickets are $25 for general admission, with 100 seats indoors at the venue, then additional seating at the outdoor overflow area. Get tickets
Pre-event reception at nearby Afternoon Restaurant, from 5-6:30 pm. $100 ticket to benefit CMC/WGOT includes refreshments and a limited-ticket meet and greet with Amy Goodman, a copy of her latest book, with a book signing at the reception. Get tickets

Amy Goodman

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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....

Denis Moynihan

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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.