February 13, 2006
Democracy Now! cohost to speak February
Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now! will receive the Ruben
Salazar Journalism Award and deliver the Alumni Association's
Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture at 7 p.m. February
15 at the College Nine/College Ten Multipurpose Room.
Photo courtesy of Democracy Now!
The Ruben Salazar Journalism Award is given to authors who
have excelled in grassroots, independent journalism. A question-and-answer
session with Juan Gonzalez will follow the presentation. Gonzalez's
visit is cosponsored by College Ten and the Alumni Association.
In 1996, Juan Gonzalez helped launch Pacifica Radio's Democracy
Now!, an independent news program, which he cohosts with
Amy Goodman. A New York Daily News columnist, Gonzalez
has won numerous awards in investigative reporting and is president
of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. His most
recent book, Fallout: The Environmental Consequences of the
World Trade Center Collapse, alleges coverups by the Environmental
Protection Agency and government officials about health hazards
at Ground Zero in New York. Gonzalez also wrote Harvest of
the Empire: The History of Latinos in America.
The Distinguished Visiting Professor program is designed to
enrich undergraduate education at UCSC by providing financial
support to enable the campus to bring a person of academic distinction
for a quarter in each academic year. The Alumni Association
endowed the UCSC Alumni Association Distinguished Visiting Professorship
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