FRANKE JAMES

Invitation: My Dangerous Art: Free Expression in a Climate of Fear. Hosted by @BCCLA

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August 26, 2015 – The BC Civil Liberties Association just sent out their official invitation to My Dangerous Art: Free Expression in a Climate of Fear.

BCCLA echoes my feelings when it says, “We believe it is a critical moment for free expression rights in Canada. In just the last two years, cities have passed laws curtailing the right to demonstrate, scientists in employ of the government have had their voices muzzled, and ‘anti-terrorism’ laws are being used to limit our rights to free speech.”

The BCCLA Members’ Evening in support of freedom of expression will take place at 7:00 pm on September 24, 2015 at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, in Vancouver, BC (Granville Island)

Don’t forget to RSVP. (The event is open to new and potential supporters and BCCLA members are encouraged to invite friends and family.)

The BCCLA is so pleased to invite all of our members and supporters to join us for our 2015 Members’ Evening featuring Franke James, award winning artist, activist, and author of Banned on the Hill: A True Story about Dirty Oil and Government Censorship.

Franke’s Dangerous Art

We believe it is a critical moment for free expression rights in Canada. In just the last two years, cities have passed laws curtailing the right to demonstrate, scientists in employ of the government have had their voices muzzled, and ‘anti-terrorism’ laws are being used to limit our rights to free speech.

Franke James, center, with the Radical Cheerleaders at the Divest Victoria rally
Photo: Franke James, center, with the “Radical Cheerleaders” at the Divest Victoria rally, where she spoke about divestment from fossil fuels.

Franke’s own creative work in environmental activism resulted in her work being censored by Canada’s federal government—creating a climate of fear and chilling freedom of expression. The BCCLA stands up for the rights of artists, whatever their views, to express themselves. Now, Franke is fighting back against censorship, using her art to speak up for free speech.

Franke is the BCCLA Liberty Award winner for Excellence in the Arts, PEN Canada Ken Filkow Prize awardee, and one of Canada’s top eco-influencers.

Will you join us for My Dangerous Art?

  • What: BCCLA Members’ Evening with Franke James in support of freedom of expression
  • When: Thursday, September 24th, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • Where: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC (Granville Island)

Franke James will present the story of her “dangerous art” and how Canadian officials who censored it tried to hide that they had done so. Also, included will be an exhibition of Franke’s artwork, which was posted on bus shelters in Ottawa, Calgary and Washington, DC—the perfect backdrop for mingling with other guests and engaging in discussions about freedom of expression. A cash bar and catered reception will be available for guests.

This event is free of charge, and offered as an opportunity for the association to say thank you and to reconnect with our donors, members, and supporters. This event is open to new and potential supporters and BCCLA members are encouraged to invite friends and family.

To RSVP click here

I hope you can join us!

Thank you,

Josh Paterson, and the BCCLA team


The BCCLA acknowledges the financial assistance of The Law Foundation of BC and the Province of British Columbia.

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