517n7qpmwsl_sl500_aa240_.jpgIn Standing Up To The Madness, journalists Amy and David Goodman chronicle the struggles and actions taken by everyday Americans to make their communities, their nation and their world a better place. One person, one action, one issue at a time.

The folks spotlighted in this book have made a difference for themselves and for all of us by simply refusing to accept the status quo or remain silent about abuses. And by doing the work necessary to move things in a better direction.

If you have ever been disgusted or pissed off or ashamed of something going on, this book will inspire you to become the change you wish to see.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 24th at 3:00 pm ET/noon PT for a live chat regarding , with Amy Goodman, acclaimed journalist and host of Democracy Now!, and her brother David Goodman, award-winning independent journalist and contributor to Mother Jones.  It promises to be a lively discussion about activism in America — what is being done, and what we can all do to take it even further. Hope you can join us!

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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