MELBOURNE, FLA.—Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award-winning radio program, Democracy Now!, will speak at Florida Institute of Technology’s Gleason Performing Arts Center Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative” Nobel Prize for “developing an innovative model of truly grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.”
The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration;” and PULSE named her one of the 20 top Global Media Figures of 2009.
Goodman is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book is Breaking the Sound Barrier. She writes a weekly column, which is also produced as an audio podcast and syndicated by King Features. She was recognized for the column in 2007 with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.
The cost is $15 in advance, or five or more tickets are $10 each; $20 at the door; free admission for students with valid IDs.
For more information or tickets, contact Spence Guerin at (321) 917-2468. The event is co-hosted by the Space Coast Progressive Alliance and Florida Tech’s WFIT 89.5, a National Public Radio-affiliated station.