“The Silenced Majority” Tour Coming to Arizona

Editor October 5, 2012 0

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Amy Goodman, award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now!, and co-author and independent media activist Denis Moynihan will be in Arizona on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13. They are on a national speaking tour to launch their new book, “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope”. The stops in Arizona are part of a 2-month, 100-city tour, which started with the Republican National Convention in Tampa and continues to Election Day. The tour is holding public events along the way to help raise critical funds for the public broadcasters that carry Democracy Now!.

The first stop in Arizona will be in Bisbee at The Bisbee Royale Theater on the evening of Friday, October 12th. This is a benefit for KBRP 96.1 FM.  KBRP airs Democracy Now! throughout Southern Arizona.

The next leg of their Arizona tour will be on the afternoon of Saturday, October 13th at Fox Tucson Theater. Access Tucson Community Media and KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio will be hosting this stop on the tour. The event will begin at 1pm with a talk followed by a book signing. From there Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan will dash up to Phoenix for the Radio Phoenix fourth anniversary fundraiser.

Goodman and Moynihan will be at the Phoenix Center for the Arts on the evening of October 13th. Radio Phoenix and Changing Hands Bookstore are going to be hosting a reception. Following the reception, Amy will make a presentation about the stories in “The Silenced Majority:”, her reflections on the state of politics and the media today, and her experiences covering the two recent national conventions.

Amy Goodman’s newest book reflects the stories of ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world, stories set against the backdrop of the mainstream media’s abject failure to explore and explain the world and when they try, getting it all wrong.

Excerpt From “The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope”:

“Introduction: Occupy the Media
Journalism for (and by) the 99 Percent

Media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement and of the Arab Spring challenged much of the traditional corporate media around the world. Whether broadcasting from Tahrir Square, under the yoke of a U.S.-backed military dictatorship, or from Liberty Square, being beaten and harassed by the NYPD, a vibrant independent media emerged, a media that let people speak for themselves.

We need a media that covers grassroots movements, that seeks to understand and explain the complex forces that shape our society, a media that empowers people with information to make sound decisions on the most vital issues of the day: war and peace, life and death.”

Tickets are still available. To purchase tickets please visit Radio Phoenix, KBRP, KXCI and Access Tucson for more information.