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Amy Goodman Moderates Religion, Polarization, and the Public Space Panel at Purdue Univ.

West Lafayette, Indiana

February 19, 2020 | Wednesday | 6:00 pm

Loeb Playhouse

Memorial Mall Dr,
West Lafayette, IN 47907 ( see map )
Amy Goodman moderates a panel as part of Purdue University’s 2020: Democracy, Civility, and Freedom of Expression Series.

This panel will discuss the role of religion in the pursuit of democracy, civility and the freedom of expression and the challenges posed by increasing polarization in public discourse as it relates to religious identity and expression. A religiously diverse panel of well-known public intellectuals will explore this topic and others via conversation and contemplation.

Joining Amy on the panel will be

Arun Gandhi, President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

Sarah Hurwitz, American speechwriter, who served President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and author of “Here All Along: A Reintroduction to Judiasm.”

Ron Reagan, Contributor to MSNBC, former radio host and commentator who identifies as an atheist; son of late President Ronald Reagan.

Reza Aslan, Iranian-American scholar of religious studies, writer and television host.

Rev. Naomi Tutu, Reverend, activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Free, general admission tickets will be required and will be available at the Purdue box offices. Get tickets

Amy Goodman

Amy goodman
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....