Amy Goodman to speak

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Amy Goodman, award-winning broadcast journalist

Amy Goodman, award-winning broadcast journalist, is set to speak Oct. 17 in Ritsche Auditorium.

Journalist and television anchor Amy Goodman will speak 7 p.m. Oct. 17 in Ritsche Auditorium.

Politically progressive, Goodman is best known for co-anchoring "Democracy Now!," a national television/radio news show seen locally on UTVS, Charter cable channel 21.

Goodman's remarks are part of the Global Social Responsibility Conference. Admission is free with an I.D. from St. Cloud State or St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Public admission is $5. 

Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

Goodman, a New York native and Radcliffe College graduate, has been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, George Polk Award, Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, Thomas Merton Award and Right Livelihood Award. The latter, an international honor, was bestowed on Goodman at a 2008 ceremony in the Swedish Parliament.

Her appearance is part of the "Democracy Now!" Silenced Majority Tour.

Goodman will speak to "the mainstream media’s obsessive focus on the latest poll numbers and candidate gaffes, to examine how people are organizing; the impacts of restrictive voter ID laws that are making it harder to vote; and how the massive influx of campaign cash following the Citizens United decision is changing how our democracy works," according to the program's website.  

Primary event sponsors are University Program Board and the Master's Program in Social Responsibility, a degree offering of the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education, School of Education. 

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