Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dr. Riki Ott - Alaska's 2008 Muckraker of the Year

Saturday evening, Southcentral Alaska's vital watchdog agency, Cook Inlet Keeper, awarded Riki Ott their 2nd annual Alaska Muckraker of the Year Award, at Anchorage's Chilkoot Charlie's. About 160 people attended the award, buffet and ball. Music was provided by Homer's Three-Legged Mule. Anchorage's multi-faceted progressive activist, Shannyn Moore was master-of-ceremonies.

In her address, accepting the award, Ott shared her vision of spurring efforts to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, that would revoke personhood from corporations.

She signed scores of books, and chatted amiably with the casual crowd for hours.

Last Tuesday, Alaska Public Radio's Talk of Alaska featured Ott and University of Wisconsin law professor, Marc Galanter. They covered a wide range of topics, but Ott and Gallanter's discussion about the contemplated constitutional amendment is fascinating. You can listen to it here.

Dr. Riki Ott will be speaking Monday at the University of Alaska Anchorage bookstore. The talk begins at 5:00 p.m.

image of Riki Ott and Shannyn Moore by Kelly

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