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Independent Media: Why It Matters for Democracy

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Dorothy Day Lecture Committee

The 10th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture, endowed by the Class of 1971, is proud to sponsor Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of the award-winning, independent news program, Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is host and executive producer of Democracy Now! The War and Peace Report, an award-winning independent news program airing daily online and on over 1,500 public television and radio stations worldwide. Goodman’s innovative model of grassroots journalism shows how independent media, not beholden to powerful interests, foster democracy by assuring the people’s voices are heard on critical political, economic, environmental, and social issues. “Going where the silence is,” Goodman documents the power of national and global movements for positive social change. It is especially during a time of war that Goodman’s journalism exemplifies her commitment to the critical role independent reporting plays in speaking truth to power and protecting democracy.

Goodman is a New York Times best-selling author and the recipient of numerous awards including: the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” and the first-ever Communication for Peace Award from the World Association for Christian Communication.

Goodman reflects the legacy of Dorothy Day – as a pacifist, internationalist, activist, and social justice innovator. Join us to be inspired to action by a powerful, engaging, humorous, and empathetic champion for “the people.”

To learn more about Amy Goodman, visit

Lecture followed by a question-and-answer session and reception.

Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall Emmanuel College, 400 The Fenway, Boston

Advance questions for Amy are encouraged, please submit them with your registration.

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