[act-ma] Inside the Activist's Study

Dale Bryan dale.bryan at tufts.edu
Wed Mar 31 07:44:41 PDT 2010

For immediate release

Contact:  Julie Dobrow, (617) 627-4744, Dale Bryan, (617) 627-2216

Medford, MA, 3/31/10---Tufts University's Communications and Media 
Studies and Peace and Justice Studies programs and the Tisch College of 
Citizenship and Public Service present the second installment of "Inside 
the Activist's Study" featuring prominent journalist Amy Goodman and 
environmentalist Bill McKibben. The event will take place on Monday, 
April 5 at 6PM in Barnum Hall 008. The event is free, open to the public 
and no tickets are required.

"We're very excited that Amy Goodman will be returning to Tufts for our 
second "Inside the Activist's Study," and that our other guest is Bill 
McKibben.  Bill's work on environmental issues is more important than 
ever given the pressing issues of climate change, and we know that the 
dialogue between one of American's best and most progressive 
interviewers and one of the country's leading environmental educators 
will yield important information in a lively format," said 
Communications and Media Studies Director Julie Dobrow.

The first "Inside the Activist's Study" event featuring Amy and David 
Goodman was at capacity and well received by students and community 
members alike. Modeled after the "Inside the Actor's Studio" TV show, 
this new series brings together prominent journalists, actors, 
filmmakers, and a wide-array of activist leaders to discuss the use of 
media to promote social change. The event features in-depth interviews 
and audience participation.

An American environmentalist and writer, Bill McKibben is the founder of 
350.org <http://350.org>, an international climate campaign. Bill 
frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the 
risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer 
of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against 
global warming in American history. His books include /The End of 
Nature; The Age of Missing Information;The Comforting Whirlwind: God, 
Job and the Scale of Creation; A Year of Living Strenuously; Enough; 
Wandering Home//Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable 
Future. /Bill is a frequent contributor to various magazines including 
/The New York Times/, /The Atlantic Monthly/, /Harper's/, /Orion 
Magazine/, /Mother Jones/, /The New York Review of Books/, /Granta/, 
/Rolling Stone/, and /Outside/. He is also a board member and 
contributor to /Grist Magazine/. and most recently

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a 
national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 
800 TV and radio stations in North America. David Goodman is a 
contributing writer for /Mother Jones/ and co-author of /Static: 
Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back. /

For more information about this event or the Communications and Media 
Studies program at Tufts University, please visit 
http://ase.tufts.edu/cms/. For information on the Peace and Justice 
Studies program, please visit http://pjs.tufts.edu/. For more 
information about the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, 
please visit http://activecitizen.tufts.edu 


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