BAR HARBOR — Democracy Now! host and College of the Atlantic alumna Amy Goodman and her brother David will share stories of the whistleblowers, organizers and protesters who have brought about social change, with a talk and book signing at College of the Atlantic on Sunday, May 15. The event takes place at the Thomas S. Gates Community Center beginning at 11 a.m. It is free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
The Goodmans’ new book, the New York Times bestselling “Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America,” looks at the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are reshaping our world. Amy Goodman takes the reader along as she goes to where the silence is, bringing out the voices of the streets, from Ferguson, to Wall Street, to East Timor—and other places where people are rising up to demand justice.
“Democracy Now!” brings stories from the grassroots to a global audience.
Goodman began hosting “Democracy Now!” on Pacifica Radio in 1996 to focus on issues and movements that are too often ignored by corporate media. Today, the program is the largest public media collaboration in the country, broadcasting on over 1,400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at democracynow.org.
Now Amy Goodman, along with independent journalist David Goodman and co-author Denis Moynihan, shares stories of the change makers who have inspired them over two decades of work. This year, they have embarked on a North American speaking tour to mark the 20th anniversary of the daily, independent, global TV/Radio news hour and the publication of their new book.