Author, Journalist Amy Goodman to Keynote Women’s Studies Conference, June 11

Montgomery College Hosts Mid-Atlantic Region Women’s Studies Association Conference

Montgomery College will host the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Region Women’s Studies Association (MAWSA) Conference Friday, June 11 at the Performing Arts Center on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Highlighting the conference will be a keynote speech by journalist and bestselling author Amy Goodman, who will speak from 4 – 5 p.m. Her talk will be followed by a book sale and signing.

With a theme of “Women and the Politics of Possibilities,” the conference will consist of presentations and workshops that examine women’s capabilities and capacity for making change as leaders, activists, organizers, teachers and artists. MAWSA is the regional branch of the National Women’s Studies Association. The conference begins at 8 a.m.

Keynote speaker Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author, and host of “Democracy Now!” which airs on public television and radio stations worldwide. Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” and is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. Her latest book, “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” looks at the power of independent journalism in the struggle for a better world. She co-authored her first three bestsellers, “Standing Up to the Madness,” “Static,” and “The Exception to the Rulers,” with her brother, journalist David Goodman.   Registration for the full conference, including lunch and Goodman’s talk, is $65, and $20 for students and seniors. Admission for Goodman’s talk alone is $20, and $10 for students and seniors. Montgomery College students can attend the talk for free.   For more information about Amy Goodman, please visit www.democracynow.org.   For registration information, e-mail womensst@montgomerycollege.edu, call 240-567-5355, or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/wstudies/.

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