CJFE present Pikin News: Out Loud! Supporting young journalists in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Toronto: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West

Support this initiative by making an online donation
to the Pikin News Fund through CanadaHelps.org.

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Date/Time: Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Doors open/Dining 6:00 PM, Program 8:00 PM

Where: Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. West
(west of Dufferin). Click here for map and directions.

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) present Pikin News: Out Loud!, a fundraiser to support a youth-run newspaper in Sierra Leone. The event will feature prominent artisits, journalists, and members of the Sierra Leonean community as they take the stage to read articles and poetry from Pikin News. These pieces provide insight into the collective experience of Sierra Leoneans, one that has been deeply impacted by the country's 11-year civil war and its aftermath.

All proceeds will go towards supporting Pikin News. Copies of the paper will also be available for purchase.

Rudy Blair, 680News radio host

Opening Remarks:
Susan McClelland, award-winning journalist and writer

Austin Clarke, C.M., O.Ont., author of "The Polished Hoe"
Jennifer Hollett, former Much Music VJ, journalist and social activist
Mariatu Kamara, student and UNICEF Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
Innocent Madawo, Zimbabwean journalist and author
Umu Nabie, student and aspiring journalist from Sierra Leone
Leah Pinsent, Gemini Award winning actress

Performance by: Ooh La La, traditional African dance group

For bios and pictures, click here!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Doors open/Dining - 6:00 PM
Program - 8:00 PM

Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. West (west of Dufferin)
(TTC Station: Dufferin)

$10 Admission Fee
To join us for dinner and the program, call (416) 588-0303 or visit lula.ca
Dinner reservations guarantee seating
To join us for the program, call (416) 515-9622 x231 for advanced tickets
Limited number of tickets available at the door
Dinner is optional and not included in the admission fee
Cash bar will be available

For more information about Pikin News: Out Loud! please contact:
Megan Mitton by email or by calling (416) 515-9622 x.231
Find our event on Facebook.

For more information about Pikin News:
Read this Elle Magazine article by Susan McClelland
Read the UNICEF profile of the project