SpringBoard with David Barsamian speaking on "Media, U.S. Empire, and the Snowden Effect"

Published Robbie - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 3:04pm

The Civic Media Center will hold its annual SpringBoard Fundraiser at The Wooly on Friday, March 21st beginning at 6pm. The event will feature a variety of food from local restaurants, as well as a silent auction and raffle that will include art and coupons for goods and services from a variety of local businesses and artists. Our speaker will be David Barsamian speaking on “Media, U.S. Empire and the Snowden Effect.”

David Barsamian is the award-winning director of Alternative Radio (www.alternativeradio.org) and author of many books. His latest is "Power Systems: Global Democratic Uprisings & the New Challenges to U.S. Empire" with Noam Chomsky. One of America's most tireless and wide-ranging journalists, he has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio program and with his many books with Chomsky, Richard Wolff, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy, and Edward Said. Hisarticles and interviews appear in "The Progessive," "The Sun," "Z" and other magazines and journals. A much in demand public speaker, he lectures all over the world. He was the keynote speaker at the National Campus & Community Radio Conference in June 2013 in Winnipeg. For his work on Kashmir he was deported from India in September 2011 and has not been allowed back since. For years, Alternative Radio was broadcast locally on WUFT. Currently, it is on WGOT, 94.7FM. Mondays, 8-9AM, Saturdays, 4-5PM and Sundays, 1-2PM.

The celebration will also include the presentation of the Jack Penrod Brigadas award, which is given in recognition of local organizing work by the Penrod Committee; made up of members from United Faculty of Florida, Alachua County Labor Party and Gainesville Veterans for Peace. Jack was a wounded veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and a retired Professor of English at UF. This year's honorees are Jeremiah Tattersall, local community and labor activist, and Robbie Czopek, the current CMC coordinator.

Advance tickets are available for $15 at the Civic Media Center. Admission will be $20-$30 at the event.

Parking information: http://gvilleparking.com/map.

Cost: 
$15 in advance, $20-30 sliding scale donations at door
Where: 
The Wooly
When:
Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:00pm
Where: 
The Wooly
Cost: 
$15 in advance, $20-30 sliding scale donations at door