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Amy Goodman Moderates PEN America Festival Panel

New York, NY

May 14, 2022 | Saturday | 12:00 pm

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 ( see map )
Amy Goodman will moderate a panel at the Pen America World Voices Festival.

The panel is titled, Dispatches From The Margins: Writers In Exile

PEN’s description of the event reads,

Writers’ power to expose inequalities, mobilize collective resistance, and share unorthodox perspectives risks putting them in the crosshairs of governments and extremist groups that seek to silence independent thought and dissident ideas. With their lives and livelihoods under threat, these writers are often forced into exile to seek a place where they can create freely and safely.

Join Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now!, for an illuminating conversation on persecution for free expression and the written word. The discussion will shine a light on the experiences of writers at risk globally, and will feature Egyptian filmmaker, and activist Sanaa Seif; Ugandan filmmaker and writer Achiro P. Olwoch; and Uyghur author and human rights advocate Jewher Ilham.

This event is presented in partnership with PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) and supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Please note: as of May 10, the elevator of this historic venue is non-functioning. The event space is located up stairs. Contact us at with questions. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

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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....