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KGNU Community Radio Presents: An Evening with Juan González

Boulder, CO

April 14, 2018 | Saturday | 6:00 pm

First Congregational Church

1128 Pine St,
Boulder, CO 80302 ( see map )
KGNU Community Radio Presents: An Evening with Juan González, award winning journalist, author, and activist

Democracy Now! co-host Juan González returns to Boulder on April 14, with his latest book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End Americas Tale of Two Cities, in which he describes how a new generation of municipal leaders offers valuable lessons for those seeking grassroots reform.

Juan González is an award winning journalist, author, professor, and activist. Dedicating his life’s work to progressive and investigative broadcast journalism, Juan was inducted into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015. He is the author of several books including Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media and Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Collapse.

Join KGNU Community Radio for an intimate talk with Juan González on Saturday, April 14, as he delves into issues around economic equity, an analysis and update on Puerto Rico and the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the rise of national conservative politics and policies—and the movement of local progressive candidates that have emerged and are emerging across the United States to tackle these critical challenges on the local level.

Ana Karina Casas of Motus Theater, will open the event with a monologue from SALSA Lotería, an autobiographical monologue performance exploring the life, strength, and resilience of Latina immigrants from our community.

After Juan’s talk there will be an opportunity for Q & A, followed by a book signing for his new book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End Americas Tale of Two Cities. The Boulder Bookstore will be selling books onsite.

There is a suggested donation of $15 for general admission, and a suggested donation of $5 for students. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. All proceeds will benefit KGNU Community Radio, celebrating 40 years of amplifying community voices, culture, and music.

This event is open to all ages and families. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Doors at 5:30 PM, talk starts at 6 PM

Questions: Email Sarah@kgnu.org or call (303) 515-4522.

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Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and was a staff columnist at the New York Daily News from 1987 to 2016. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001...