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SOLD OUT: Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:00pm


This offsite, ticketed event will take place at The Rio Theatre.

Join us for a celebration of the acclaimed news program Democracy Now! and the extraordinary heroes who have moved our democracy forward.

In 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by the corporate media. Today Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the US, broadcasting on over 1400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at Now Amy, along with her journalist brother, David and co-author Denis Moynihan, share stories of the heroes—the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protesters—who have brought about remarkable change. This important book looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re- shaping our world. Goodman takes the reader along as she goes to where the silence is, bringing out voices from the streets of Ferguson, to Staten Island, Wall Street, South Carolina to East Timor—and 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.

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now! An acclaimed international journalist, she has won the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize; a lifetime achievement award from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism; the George Polk Award; Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting; and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award. Amy is the New York Times bestselling author, with Denis Moynihan, of The Silenced Majority and Breaking the Sound Barrier; and with David Goodman, of Exception to the Rulers, Static, and Standing Up to the Madness. She is a syndicated columnist for King Features.

David Goodman is an independent journalist, contributing writer for Mother Jones, host of the radio show, The Vermont Conversation, and the bestselling author of ten books. The author of Fault Lines: Journeys Into the New South Africa, his work has also appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Outside, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, The Nation, and numerous other publications. He lives in Vermont.

Denis Moynihan has worked with Democracy Now! since 2000. He is a bestselling author and a syndicated columnist with King Features. He lives in Colorado, where he founded community radio station KFFR 88.3 FM in the town of Winter Park.

Join us in welcoming a Santa Cruz favorite for a reading and book signing.

Important event & ticket information:

This offsite, ticketed event will take place at:

The Rio Theatre
1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz

  • Tickets are required to enter the event venue (open seating).
  • Ticket packages include two seats at the event and one copy of Democracy Now!. Purchase tickets at Bookshop Santa Cruz or online over the phone at 831-423-0900 (while supplies last).

The publication date of Democracy Now! is April 12, 2016. Ticket packages purchased before that date will include a voucher redeemable for one copy of Democracy Now! (at Bookshop Santa Cruz on and after April 12th, or at the venue on the night of the event).