Tuesday, October 9, 2012

PAST: TALK: Canadian Author, Artist & Environmental Activist Franke James speaks up for the climate and against censorship at Georgetown University this WED, Oct 9th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Free

Canadian Author, Artist & Environmental Activist Franke James 
Wednesday, October 9th
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Canadian author, artist and environmental activist, Franke James, is bringing her ‘Oh No Canada’ anti-tar sands art show to the streets of DC and she'll be coming to Georgetown University this Wednesday, for an entertaining talk on personal activism. 

"James will tell her true-life story about being censored by the Canadian government – and how she is fighting back using social media, crowdfunding and the power of her activist art. At a time when Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging President Obama to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, artist Franke James highlights the Government of Canada's own deplorable record on climate change and its attempts to stop Canadians from talking about climate change and the dirty tar sands."

From the Guardian UK: "Canada, under the government of Stephen Harper, has exhibited little patience for dissent. The government has muzzled government scientists, insulted Nasa climate experts, and dismissed environmental protesters as dangerous radicals. But there is apparently one woman whom the government can’t shut up: the Toronto environmental writer, illustrator and activist Franke James."

Georgetown University 
Big Gothic-looking stone building on your right if you come in through the main gate. 
37th and O St NW, main GU address
Metro: Dupont Circle or Rossyln and take the free shuttle, a.k.a. the GUTS bus. From Dupont it leaves from Mass Ave at 20th. You can also take a metro bus to the main gate at 37th & O. See Metro trip-planner for bus access. 

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