Later tonight, Sunday, April 10th, 730pm, KCSB-FM 91.9 co-presents Amy Goodman, the creator of “Democracy Now!,” the United States’ largest public-media collaboration, as she returns to UCSB for a lecture and book signing in Corwin Pavilion.
This special event is free for students, $10 for non-students. (Non-UCSB students showing a current, school-issued picture ID can also claim free admission.)
Online sales have closed, but tickets will be available at the door, at the Associated Students Ticket Office immediately across from Corwin Pavilion. Doors open at 7pm.
Amy Goodman’s talk will also air live on KCSB-FM!
With their new release, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America (Simon & Schuster), Amy Goodman, along with her journalist brother, David Goodman, and co-author Denis Moynihan, celebrate the anniversary of the radio and TV news program — and movements that have advanced the cause of democracy.
In 1996, Amy Goodman began hosting “Democracy Now!” on the Pacifica Radio Network to focus on issues and movements too often ignored by commercial media: sharing stories of whistleblowers, dissidents, investigative journalists, organizers, and protesters, among others, who have brought about extraordinary change. Today, “Democracy Now!” is broadcast on over 1400 public TV and radio stations around the globe — with millions accessing it online.
For most of its 20 years, “Democracy Now!” has had a local home on KCSB-FM, which is proud to welcome Amy back to UCSB. (Mr. Moynihan is also a confirmed guest.)
“Democracy Now!” airs weekdays at 8am PT on KCSB-FM 91.9.
This event is being co-sponsored by: • UCSB’s MultiCultural Center • Graduate Student Association • Interdisciplinary Humanities Center • Departments of Global Studies • Film and Media Studies • Asian American Studies • Feminist Studies • Political Science • Women, Culture & Development Program (Global Studies) • Michael Curtin, Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Endowed Chair in Film & Media Studies • Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Endowed Chair in Global Studies • Eileen Boris, Hull Chair in Feminist Studies • Janet Afary, Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Endowed Chair in Religious Studies • Chaucer’s Bookstore • and La Casa de la Raza.
Want more time to get up-close and personal with Amy and co-author Denis Moynihan? La Casa de la Raza is hosting a separate reception, from 530-7pm at Del Pueblo Café, to raise funds for a new low-power FM radio station. Tickets are $45 per person.
Contact La Casa for more information or to RSVP at (805) 965-8581 or email IrmaR@lacasadelaraza.org. Del Pueblo Cafe is at 5134 Hollister Avenue in the Magnolia Center. Admission to Amy and Denis’ appearance at UCSB’s Corwin Pavilion is included in the reception package.
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!” An acclaimed international journalist, she has won the Right Livelihood Award — widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize; a lifetime achievement award from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism; the George Polk Award; Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting; and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. Amy is the New York Times bestselling author, with Denis Moynihan, of The Silenced Majority and Breaking the Sound Barrier; and with David Goodman, of Exception to the Rulers, Static, and Standing Up to the Madness. She is a syndicated columnist for King Features.
Denis Moynihan has worked with Democracy Now! since 2000. He is a bestselling author and a syndicated columnist with King Features. He lives in Colorado, where he founded community radio station KFFR 88.3 FM in the town of Winter Park.
David Goodman is an independent journalist, contributing writer for Mother Jones, host of the radio show, “The Vermont Conversation,” and the bestselling author of ten books, including Fault Lines: Journeys Into the New South Africa. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Outside, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and beyond.