Investigative journalist David Barsamian will visit Newport on Tuesday, Nov. 14, to deliver a talk entitled “Resistance in the Age of Trump.”
The presentation will address a broad and growing coalition of environmentalists, women’s groups, pro-diplomacy policy organizations, civil rights organizations, ecumenical and interfaith religious groups, immigrant rights organizations, civil rights organizations, LBGTQ communities, progressive Democrats and concerned Republicans.
Barsamian, who has presented his weekly broadcast “Alternative Radio” for the past 32 years, is a winner of the Media Education Award, as well as the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for Independent Journalism. The Institute for Alternative Journalism has named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. In 2017, the South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Barsamian is also recipient of the Rocky Mountain Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. His soon-to-be-released book, titled “Global Discontents,” is being co-authored with Noam Chomsky.
The Nov. 14 talk, hosted by KYAQ 91.7 FM, will run from 7 to 9 pm in the Community Room at Oregon Coast Community College, 400 SE College Way. Admission is by suggested donation of $10.
KYAQ’s programmer Gilbert Schramm will offer a selection of desserts as well as tea and coffee, with proceeds to benefit the radio station.
A raffle drawing will be held for a sculpture by late local artisan Sam Briseno, entitled “Talk, Talk,”
Just 100 tickets will be sold at $20 apiece, available at Gallery Briseno, 355 Main Street, Toledo, or Red Lotus Music, 425 S W Coast Hwy., Newport, as well as at the event itself.