KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
Sunday, May 14, 2017 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St, Berkeley
Advance tickets: $15 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-300
or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s
Twenty years ago Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now!. She wanted to focus on the issues and movements too often ignored by corporate media. Today Democracy Now! Is the largest public media collaboration in the entire U.S., broadcasting on more than 1400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at democracynow.org. In their new book, Democracy Now!: Twenty years covering the Movements Changing America, Amy and her journalist brother and co-author Denis Moynihan share stories of the heroes – the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protesters – who have brought about such remarkable change. They discuss the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world.
Amy goes to where the silence is, bringing out voices from the street of Ferguson, to Staten Island, Wall Street to East Timor, and all the other places where people are rising up to demand justice. Democracy Now! Is the modern day underground railroad of information, bringing stories from the grassroots to a global audience.
Denis Moynihan has worked with Democracy Now! since 2000. He is a bestselling author and a syndicated columnist with King Features.
Cat Brooks is an activist and co-producer of KPFA’s Up-Front show, airing weekday mornings.