#2 David Barsamian

CounterCulture Speaker Series #2

Occupy the Economy: A Talk by David Barsamian

What:      Our second event will feature renowned author, activist, and director of Alternative Radio, David Barsamian.David’s talk will draw from his new book Occupy The Economy: Challenging Capitalism and will be followed by a panel discussion as well as questions from the audience.David will be introduced by Dr. Robert Hackett, Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University.

When:       Friday, November 30th. Doors at 6:30PM. Event at 7:00PM.

Where:      SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Terasen Cinema (1800)

Let us know if you will be attending and RSVP on our Facebook page.

 The CounterCulture Speaker Series is proud to announce our second  upcoming talk with renowned journalist, broadcaster, and activist David Barsamian taking place November 30, 2012 at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus (515 W. Hastings St.) beginning at 6:30PM.

As an author, Barsamian is well known for his best-selling collaborations with famed intellectuals including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Edward Said. His latest is “Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism” with radical University of Massachusetts economist Richard Wolff. In his Vancouver talk, Barsamian will offer attendees a critical look at economic crises in a changing world, and speculate on how we might act to prevent future collapses.

Barsamian is also the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, an independent, internationally-syndicated, talk radio program now in it’s 26th year. Alternative Radio can be heard regularly here in Vancouver on Coop Radio (CFRO) 100.5FM

His commitment to showcasing prominent progressive and humanitarian thinkers has garnered wide-spread acclaim. Howard Zinn has called Barsamian the “Studs Terkel of our generation.” The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its “Top Ten Media Heroes.” In addition, he is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation.

The CounterCulture Speaker Series is a partnership with The Media Democracy Project and SFU’s Institute for the Humanities.

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