Amy Goodman's Visit to Pittsburgh
November 18th, 2004

On November 18th:

Amy Goodman is the winner of the 2004 Thomas Merton Award, and she's coming to Pittsburgh on November 18th to pick up the award. She'll be giving a lecture at Carnegie Mellon at 4:30pm in the University Center's McConomy Auditorium. The event is free, and open to the public. Parking is available in the garage near Forbes and Beeler. The event is sponsored by the CMU student activities fee.

Later in the evening, she will be speaking at the Annual Award Dinner of the Thomas Merton Center, which you can also attend. For more information about this event contact the Thomas Merton Center at 412-361-3022, or visit their website.

On November 19th:

Come to a free public screening of Independent Media in a Time of War on Friday, Nov 19th at 5pm in the Homestead Public Library. From the Democracy Now web site:

Part scathing critique, part call to action, Independent Media In A Time Of War is a hard-hitting new documentary by the Hudson Mohawk Independent Media Center ( This film is composed of a speech given by Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! illustrated by clips of mainstream media juxtaposed with rare footage from independent reporters in Iraq. The documentary argues that dialogue is vital to a healthy democracy. "Independent media has a crucial responsibility to go to where the silence is," says Amy Goodman, "to represent the diverse voices of people engaged in dissent." She makes a compelling argument that the commercial news media have failed to represent the "true face of war."
The Homestead Library is located at 510 E. 10th Ave., Munhall, PA. Contact Maggie or Liz for more information: 412-462-3444.

On December 1st:

The film will also be shown on December 1st at 7pm at Cafe Bliss in Point Breeze, 7332 Penn Avenue. (This is near the intersection of Penn and Braddock.)

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Daniel Sleator
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