Democracy Now!’ s Amy Goodman speaks at the Lensic; Lauren Camp reads from her new book of poetry, One Hundred Hungers, at Temple Beth Shalom
Democracy (and poetry) now!
One would hope that, in the annals of history, an African-American activist climbing a 30- foot- high flag pole to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of t he South Carolina State House will be more important than two prospective Republican presidential candidates insulting each other’s wives, but if mainstream media coverage of these two events is any indication, Bree Newsome will never be a household name on par with Donald Trump, even if her legacy is more lasting. Amy Goodman, host of the radio show Democracy Now!, immortalizes Newsome and other grassroots activists in Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, co-authored with David Goodman and Denis Moynihan, recently published by Simon & Schuster. In 10 chapters, Goodman guides readers through the journalistic highlights of her radio show — including coverage of war; increasing rights for gay, lesbian, and transgendered people; police violence; economic injustice; and climate change — while shining a light on why it is important to have a free press covering political insider sand political outsiders without fear of arrest. Goodman speaks about her work and her new book at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26. Following the lecture, she signs copies of her book, which will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www. ticketssantafe. org or by calling 505-988-1234.
Lauren Camp delves into her Jewish-Iraqi father’s boyhood in Baghdad, his immigration to the United States, and her Arab-American girlhood in her third book of poetry, One Hundred Hungers ( Tupelo Press, 2016) for which she received the Dorset Prize. Camp, producer and host of Audio Saucepan on KSFR 101.1 FM Santa Fe Public Radio, reads from her book at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Temple Beth Shalom (205 E. Barcelona Road, 505-982-1376). — Jennifer Levin