Renowned Author and Broadcaster David Barsamian Set to Speak in Vancouver


The CounterCulture Speaker Series is proud to announce an 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.


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.


Outside of his writing, Barsamian 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 Co-op Radio (CFRO) 100.5FM.


His commitment to showcasing prominent progressive and humanitarian thinkers has garnered wide-spread acclaim. 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.


This FREE event will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the SFU Harbour Centre Campus (515 W. Hastings St) in the Terasen Cinema (room #1800). Let us know you will be attending and RSVP on our Facebook page. For more information about the event head over to The CounterCulture Speaker Series is a partnership with The Media Democracy Project and SFU’s Institute for the Humanities.

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