A staunch advocate for human rights, Goodman has reported on topics and issues related to Israel and the Occupied Territories, Cuba, Mexico, East Timor, Nigeria, Haiti, and was the first journalist ever to interview the jailed US citizen Lori Berenson, serving a life sentence as a political prisoner in Peru.
Goodman is the recipient of numerous media awards for her radio documentaries and productions, including the Radio/Television News Directors Award, the Golden Reel for best national documentary, the George Polk Award for best radio documentary, and awards from AP, UPI, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
This is the second year for the Social Activism Speaker Series, which is aimed at providing Caltech students with opportunities to utilize and apply their scientific/technical training to help resolve societal and global issues. The series introduces the Caltech student body, as well as the public, to people who have dedicated their lives to the improvement of society. This series is co-sponsored by the Caltech Y, the President's Office, Caltech Women's Center, Graduate Student Council, Graduate Dean, International Student Programs, Student Affairs, the Avery House, and Jack and Edith Roberts.
The Social Activism Speaker Series will continue in 2001 with Mike Dolan, west coast director of Global Trade Watch, on Friday, January 26 at 8 p.m.; and Michelle Mascarenhas, president of the board of directors of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers, on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m.
The Beckman Institute auditorium is at 400 South Wilson Avenue. Parking is available in the Wilson parking structures across the street. For more details, call the Caltech Y at (626) 395-6163.