Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman Speaks in Guelph

Lecture and discussion at University of Guelph on Sunday October 1, 2 PM

CFRU 93.3 FM, ASTRA, College of Arts, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, OPIRG, the Student Services Fee, and the Central Student Association are pleased to present a lecture, interview, and discussion event with esteemed American journalist and broadcaster, Amy Goodman.

The event takes place in Room 104 of Rozanski Hall (98 Trent Lane) at the University of Guelph on Sunday October 1, 2017. Doors are at 1:30, the event begins at 2:00 PM and concludes at 4:00 PM.

Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students. Student tickets are only available at the Info Desk in the University Centre and valid student identification must be presented. General admission tickets are also available at the Info Desk and online via TicketFly, starting on Friday September 8 at 10 AM.

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, including CFRU 93.3 FM, every weekday at 11:00 AM.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize' for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” She is the first co-recipient of the Park Center for Independent Media’s Izzy Award, named for the great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone, and was later selected for induction into the Park Center’s I.F. Stone Hall of Fame. The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! "an inspiration."

Goodman has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers. Her latest one, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world. Before that, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, and Breaking the Sound Barrier, both written with Denis Moynihan, give voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power. She co-authored her first three bestsellers with her brother, journalist David Goodman: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006) and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004). She co-writes a weekly column with Denis Moynihan (also produced as an audio podcast) syndicated by King Features, for which she was recognized in 2007 with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.

Goodman has received the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award; the Paley Center for Media’s She’s Made It Award; and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Her reporting on East Timor and Nigeria has won numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press. PULSE named Goodman one of the 20 Top Global Media Figures of 2009.

She has also received awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Project Censored. Goodman received the first ever Communication for Peace Award from the World Association for Christian Communication. She was also honored by the National Council of Teachers of English with the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.

Goodman will be lecturing on a topic of her choosing and we are thrilled and honoured that she is visiting Guelph for this appearance.