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Amy Goodman, host of the independent global news program Democracy Now!, will speak about activism and democracy at Smith College on Thursday, March 21.
View a recording of the event on the Smith College Libraries Youtube channel.
The free talk is in honor of activist Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday and will be held in Smith College’s John M. Greene Hall starting at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
The Sophia Smith Collection of Women’s History is sponsoring the talk; an archive of Frances Crowe’s papers is kept in the Sophia Smith Collection of Women’s History.
Frances Crowe is a pacifist and has been a peace activist since 1945. She co-founded the Traprock Peace Center and the Committee to End Apartheid, and founded the Northampton chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Sane Nuclear Policy Committee, and the Valley Peace Center. In the 1990s, Frances worked with a local media activist to bring the Democracy Now! broadcast to the Pioneer Valley. She has received multiple awards, including the Courage of Conscience award and the Joe A. Callaway award. In the words of Amy Goodman, "[Frances] is often still found at demonstrations, but her life itself is a demonstration, a demonstration of the joy of resistance.”
Amy Goodman is a broadcast journalist, columnist, investigative reporter, and author. She is the principal host of Democracy Now! and has authored multiple books, including Breaking the Sound Barrier and The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope. Amy has received dozens of awards for her work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the George Polk Award.