January 31, 2005
Journalists Amy Goodman and Naomi Klein to
speak on campus
By Jennifer McNulty
Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica Radios Democracy
Now! program, and Naomi Klein, author of No Logo:
Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, will each give a free public
talk at UCSC in February during two separate events hosted by
Amy Goodman will be presented with College Tens first
Ruben Salazar Journalism Award. Photo
courtesy of Democracy Now!
Goodman will appear at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, when
she will reflect on the life of slain Los Angeles Times
reporter Ruben Salazar during a talk about the importance of
independent, corporate-free media and the role it plays in democracy.
Goodman began her career in community radio in 1985 and helped
launch Democracy Now! in 1996. She is also coauthor of
the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing
Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media Who Love Them.
Her talk will take place in the Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose
Room. During the event, Goodman will be presented with College
Tens first Ruben Salazar Journalism Award, which honors
the memory of Salazar, who was killed during an anti-Vietnam
War protest in East Los Angeles when he was hit in the head
by a police tear gas canister.
Naomi Klein writes an internationally
syndicated column. Photo:
Gordon Terris, SMG Newspapers Ltd.
Kleins talk, War & Fleece: How Economic Shock
Therapy Backfired in Iraq, will begin at 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, February 16. Klein will discuss the Bush administrations
efforts to transform Iraq into a free-market utopia
and the forces of resistance the reforms unleashed. She will
suggest specific actions activists can take to support the struggle
for genuine freedom and sovereignty in Iraq.
Klein is an award-winning journalist and the author of Fences
& Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization
Debate. She writes an internationally syndicated column
for the Nation, the Guardian, and the Globe
and Mail. Kleins talk will also take place in the
Colleges Nine and Ten Multipurpose Room.
The public is invited to attend the lectures, which are free,
but seating is limited. Ticket distribution for both events
will begin at noon on Monday, February 7, in Social Sciences
1, Room 104; limit one ticket per person.
Priority will be given to College Nine and College Ten students
with student identification. Ticket distribution will continue
until 4 p.m. that day and will take place every weekday from
noon to 1:30 p.m. while supplies last. Call (831) 459-1253 for
updated information on ticket availability.
Ticket holders are advised to arrive at the events by the scheduled
start time; tickets not redeemed by that time may be considered
void, and open seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served
Both events will be broadcast live on campus radio station
KZSC and cable television (channel 30), and Community Television
of Santa Cruz County plans to simulcast Goodmans talk.
The lectures are part of the UCSC Distinguished Visiting Professor
Series and are being cosponsored by the UCSC Alumni Association
and presented in association with the College Ten class Social
Justice Workshop. For more information, call (831) 459-1253
or send e-mail to email@example.com.
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