Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman has been reporting from the frontlines of world-changing movements for decades, from Ferguson to Standing Rock and many other places across the globe.
Goodman was on the ground here in Georgia in 2011, covering a massive resistance aimed at stopping the execution of Troy Davis, a wrongfully convicted man on death row. Just last year, Alabama prisoners who organized an historic, nationwide prison strike found a voice on her show, Democracy Now!
Now Goodman is coming to Atlanta to speak about her book, “Democracy Now! Covering the Movements Changing America,” at a benefit for WRFG 89.3, Atlanta’s only independent, community, noncommercial radio station.
“With a new president who has called the press ‘the enemy of the people’ as his administration attacks the civil rights of many Americans, we need institutions like WRFG, and journalists like Goodman, serving the public now more than ever,” says Cheryl Odeleye, president of the WRFG board of directors.
“The unprecedented resistance to President Donald Trump’s rise to power did not materialize overnight,” Goodman says. “Grassroots movements have been challenging the establishment for years, and are what Democracy Now! reports on every day in its global news hour, and in this book.”
Proceeds from the event support WRFG, which broadcasts culture-spanning, handpicked music; public affairs programming that addresses topics of concern to many communities; and news from around the world and around the neighborhood that is ignored by corporate media. Listeners tune in to hear Democracy Now! every weekday at 5pm.
$10 tickets are available for purchase at the door or online at www.wrfg.org
A limited number of $50 tickets are available online for those who wish to attend a special reception with Amy Goodman at 6pm.
Copies of Goodman’s book will be available for purchase at the event courtesy of A Capella Books.
For additional information, call the WRFG office at 404-523-3471