Journalist Amy Goodman, host of my personal favorite source of news, Democracy Now!, is winning the Gandhi Peace Award today.
DN! is a daily news broadcast that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide, and doesn't accept any money from advertisers, corporations, or the government (so they're free to report independently and accurately). If you’ve never seen an episode, I suggest going to their website and tuning in. The show has given me a great education over the years--I really can’t say enough good things about it.
The Gandhi Peace Award is presented by Promoting Enduring Peace, an org that conducts peace education. According to the group, the Gandhi Peace Award nominees "are distinguished by having made, over a period of years, a significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace." Previous lady winners include Eleanor Roosevelt, anti-nuclear advocate Helen Caldicott, and anti-war activist Karen Jacob.
Goodman will receive the award at United Church on the Green, (323 Temple St. New Haven, Connecticut) at 5:30 today. There's more info here on this free event--if you're in the area, walk on in! Goodman will also be signing copies of her new book, Breaking the Sound Barrier, which discusses the ability of independent journalism to improve the world.
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