We recognize world peace will come, not through one simple act but rather as the final outcome of thousands of smaller undertakings. Dialogue plays a key role and we seek to encourage this with the following inspiring speakers, promoting culture of peace in our communities. Drawing on a diverse selection of local and international speakers, the Mir Lecture Series delivers new views on community and global issues.
“Media can be the greatest force for peace on Earth.” – Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, and syndicated columnist, as well as the host of Democracy Now!, airing on more than 800 public television and radio stations worldwide. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” The Independent of London called Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration,” and pulsemedia.com has placed her at the top of their 20 Top Global Media Figures list.
Goodman is a 1998 recipient of the George Polk Award for the radio documentary she co-produced, “Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship,” which exposed the oil company's role in the killing of two Nigerian villagers on May 28, 1998. The piece also won the Golden Reel for Best National Documentary from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.
Goodman has also won numerous awards for another radio documentary she co-produced, “MASSACRE: The Story of East Timor,” including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Armstrong Award, the Radio/Television News Directors Award, as well as awards from AP, UPI, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The author of four New York Times bestsellers, Goodman’s latest book, Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America (2016), looks at the past two decades and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are reshaping our world. She has co-authored, with her partner, Denis Moynihan, the best-seller, The Silenced Majority and with her brother and journalist David Goodman, three other bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers.
Most recently, Ms. Goodman solidified her international notoriety for her courageous and uncompromising reporting of the repression of water defenders at Standing Rock, ND by security forces of the North Dakota Access Pipeline. She will highlight this experience during what promises to be a very engaging and inspiring Mir Lecture!
Time and Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Location: Brilliant Cultural Centre, 1876 Brilliant Road, Castlegar, BC
Cost: $25 general public / $20 students and seniors
Ticket info: Tickets will be sold at the Castlegar campus bookstore and at the Silver King campus bookstore in Nelson. Tickets will also be available at Otter Books in Nelson by cash or cheque only. A limited number of tickets will also be for sale at the local Selkirk College campuses in Nakusp, Kaslo, Trail and Grand Forks. They will also be available for purchase over the phone with a major credit card by calling 250.365.1281.
Tickets go on sale February 1, 2017.
This event is co-sponsored by Kootenay Co-op Radio found at CJLY 93.5 in Nelson. KCR hosts Amy Goodman's radio show Democracy Now at 9 a.m. on weekdays.