Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Is Special Guest at WNY Peace Center’s 50th Annual Dinner
By Vick Ross
The WNY Peace Center celebrates its 50th Annual Dinner Friday, Nov. 3, with special guest, ground-breaking investigative journalist Amy Goodman, the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, speaking on “Covering the Movements Changing America”.
The WNY Peace Center’s work for Peace Through Justice at Home and Abroad, spanning 50 years, includes hosting the No Hate No Mandate March & Rally (Sister to the Women’s March in DC), when as many as 4,000 people came out in Buffalo; the May 6 Immigrants’ March; and countless recent events. Please see the calendar at wnypeace.org for future events.
Doors open at 5 p.m., at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased online, and more info is available, at wnypeace.org. Proceeds go to help the WNY Peace Center continue its valuable work.
The dinner’s special guest, Goodman, is a prominent and respected American broadcast journalist, a syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author of six New York Times bestsellers including “Standing up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times”. Ms. Goodman’s investigative journalism includes stellar coverage of Standing Rock/DAPL, the East Timor independence movement, and the Chevron Corporation’s role in Nigeria.
For her hard work in her journalism career and for promoting peace around the globe, Goodman has received many awards including the Right Livelihood Award (2008), the Izzy Award, the Gandhi Peace Award, and the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award. The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration.”
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide. Western New York does has not have important news show on locally, but is streamed online on democracynow.org or through distribution of its “Daily Digest” in email form, which is also available in Spanish.