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Book Launch: 'Reclaiming Gotham' by Juan González with Amy Goodman and Special Guests

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street , New York, NY 10011

Democracy Now!’s Juan González launches his latest book, Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America’s Tale of Two Cities with a public talk followed by an on-stage conversation with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, moderated by Amy Goodman.

Copies of the new book will be available for sale at the event, and Juan will sign books after the talk.

Juan González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award for commentary (1998 and 2010), and the first reporter in New York City to consistently expose the health effects arising from the September 11, 2001 attacks and the cover-up of these hazards by government officials. Juan was inducted into the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2015. He is a founder and past president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and a member of NAHJ’s Hall of Fame

Melissa Mark-Viverito serves as the Speaker of the New York City Council, the first Puerto Rican and Latina to hold citywide office. She represents the 8th District, which includes El Barrio/East Harlem and the South Bronx. Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, she worked for over a decade in local activism, nonprofit organizations and grassroots labor organizing before being elected to the City Council in 2005. She was unanimously elected to serve as New York City Council Speaker in January 2014.

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The event is co-sponsored by Democracy Now!, The New Press, and The Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA Program at The New School for Social Research.

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