Thursday, September 26, 2013The event, hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, brings together artists, writers and performers in tribute to Ai Weiwei TORONTO (Sep 25, 2013) – On October 2, CJFE and the AGO present Ai Weiwei: Voices of Freedom, a multi-media event honouring dissident artist Ai Weiwei and paying tribute to his relentless pursuit of free expression through art, social media and political protest. Hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, of CBC-Radio’s The Current, the evening will feature a lineup of prominent Canadian writers, poets, musicians, visual artists and performers, demonstrating with words, music and imagery the vital role creativity plays as a catalyst for social change and individual freedom. Joining the conversation will be leading thinkers on the importance of free speech in science, journalism, and the arts. Can’t attend? Follow our live blog at live.cjfe.org or join the conversation on Twitter using #aiwwAGO. WHO: Sean Martindale, interdisciplinary artist and designer Truth Is... poet, writer, motivational speaker and arts educator Charles Foran, author Marjorie Chan, actor, playwright and artistic director of Cahoots Theatre Gein Wong, interdisciplinary director, writer, composer and video artist Director Nina Lee Aquino and actors Richard Lee, David Yee and Jeff Ho Franke James, visual artist and climate science activist Wayson Choy, author Paul Dutton and John Oswald, members of "free music" ensemble Canadian Creative Music Collective Hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, host of The Current, CBC Radio WHEN: Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 Doors open 6:00 p.m. Program 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. WHERE: Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas St W Toronto TICKETS: Visit the AGO's event page for tickets (on sale now) and more information. About Canadian Journalists for Free Expression CJFE monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, we promote a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others’ free expression rights.
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