Amy Goodman: Winnipeg
Stories of Democracy, Resistance and Hope
Friday September 29, 2017
Doors 6:45 pm; Program 8:00 pm
Knox United Church
400 Edmonton Street
Amy Goodman is an American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author of six books. Since 1996, Goodman has hosted Democracy Now!: a daily, independent, award-winning news program broadcast on public radio, satellite television across the world. Goodman is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gandhi Peace Award for “a significant contribution to the promotion of enduring international peace,” the 1998 George Polk Award (with Jeremy Scahill) for investigative reporting on Chevron’s role in Nigeria’s dictatorship, and the 1993 Robert F Kennedy Prize for International Reporting (with Allan Nairn) for coverage of the East Timor independence movement and Santa Cruz Massacre.
In “Stories of Democracy, Resistance and Hope” Goodman will share her experiences as a journalist covering struggles for social, economic and climate justice. Goodman is known for her on-the-ground coverage of police brutality in Ferguson Missouri, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the 1991 East Timor massacre. In 2016, Goodman was arrested while covering protests of the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock, North Dakota. The charges, which were condemned by the Committee to Protect Journalists, were ultimately dismissed.
General admission: $20 at the door and @ amygoodmanwpg.eventbrite.ca; policyfix.ca, McNally Robinson Booksellers, University of Manitoba Answers, University of Winnipeg Info Booth or by calling 204-927-3209.
Ticket and post-talk reception with Amy Goodman $100 (includes $50 tax deductible receipt from CCPA: available via amygoodmanwpg.eventbrite.ca or by calling 204-927-3209.
CKUW 95.9FM, Fernwood Publishing, Rabble.ca, and 101.5 UMFM
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