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Standing Up With Amy Goodman

March 20, 2009
6:30 pm

Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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Organized by:
ACLU Michigan
Phone: 313.578.6800
Email: aclu@aclumich.org


An enlightening and inspiring dialogue celebrating ordinary heroes in extraordinary times.

An acclaimed journalist, award-winning author and Democracy Now! host, Amy Goodman will share her wit, her experiences in the trenches and her take on the state of the globe. It’s an evening you won’t soon forget.

Presentation at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing. Ms. Goodman will autograph her latest book, “Standing Up To The Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times.”

About Amy Goodman

Host and Producer, Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 650 TV and radio stations in North America. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press. Goodman is the co-author with her brother, journalist David Goodman, of Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, due out in April, 2008, along with two New York Times bestsellers, 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 writes a weekly column (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 is the winner of the 2007 Gracie Award for Individual Achievement for a Public Broadcasting Host, from the American Women in Radio and Television, and is a 2007 honoree with the Paley Center/Museum of Television and Radio’s She Made It Collection, which “celebrates the achievements and preserves the legacy of great women writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters, and executives.” Her daily reporting and groundbreaking work from Nigeria and East Timor has won numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award. She has also received awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Project Censored.