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Award-winning investigative journalist visits WMU

March 25, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Amy Goodman, an award-winning investigative journalist and host of the "Democracy Now!" news program, will speak on the campus of Western Michigan University Thursday, April 1.

The event, which is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Peace Center, School of Communication and Department of Anthropology, with support from the WMU Student Assessment Fee, will take place at 6 p.m. in Miller Auditorium. Admission is free but donations made will support various non-profit projects in Kalamazoo.

Goodman, a syndicated columnist and author, has received acclaim for exposés of human rights violations in East Timor and Nigeria. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, an international award made annually since 1980. She was honored "...for developing an innovative model of truly independent political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by mainstream media." A 1984 graduate of Harvard University, her public radio-television-Internet news program is available on about 700 stations around the country.

For more information about Goodman, visit democracynow.org. For more information about her Kalamazoo visit, contact Sasha Acker at sasha.acker@gmail.com.

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Media contact: Deanne Puca, (269) 387-8400, deanne.puca@wmich.edu

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