Acclaimed Journalist Amy Goodman to Celebrate Everyday Heroes at ACLU Event in Grand Rapids

From: ACLU of Michigan
Published: Wed Mar 04 2009

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today announced that acclaimed journalist, award-winning author, and Democracy Now! host, Amy Goodman, will appear on Friday, March 20 at Fountain Street Church located at 24 Fountain Street in Grand Rapids. A benefit for the ACLU of Michigan, “Standing Up with Amy Goodman” begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include a question and answer segment, a book signing, and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.
“The ACLU of Michigan is proud to present an enlightening and inspiring dialogue with one of our nation’s most dedicated journalists who works tirelessly to defend our rights as Americans,” said Kary L. Moss, executive director, ACLU of Michigan. “From community organizers in New Orleans struggling to reclaim their homes to librarians in Connecticut challenging the PATRIOT Act, the evening will acknowledge and celebrate citizens everywhere who are changing our nation.”
Tickets are $60 in advance, $75 at the door, and $30 for students and persons of low-income, and may be purchased at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids or online at
Goodman is a syndicated columnist, author and the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program. Recently, she became the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions the alternative voices often excluded by the mainstream media.”
Along with her brother, journalist David Goodman, Goodman has co-authored three New York Times bestsellers: “Standing Up to the Madness” (2008), “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 also writes a weekly column, “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” for which she was recognized with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting (2007).

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