EVENT ADVISORY - Ai Weiwei: Voices of Freedom PRESENTED BY CJFE in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario

The event, hosted by Anna Maria Tremonti, brings together artists, writers and performers in tribute to Ai Weiwei

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - On Oct 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 #aiweweiago.

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                 
Program      

6:00 p.m.
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.

SOURCE Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

For further information:

Julie Payne
CJFE
416-515-9622 x.226
jpayne@cjfe.org