Franke James is a Canadian artist, author and activist who has drawn inspiration from the Canadian government’s attempts to silence her. In her book, Banned on the Hill: a true story about Dirty Oil and government censorship, Franke James tells how she discovered she was being censored — and how she fought back. It’s an inspiring story that shows how creativity, crowd-funding and investigative digging can work together to shine a bright light on a government that is more interested in message control than a citizen’s democratic right to free expression. In 2015, she won the inaugural Pen Canada / Ken Filkow prize. In 2014, the BC Civil Liberties Association presented James with their Excellence in the Arts award for her creative fight for free expression and social justice. Banned on the Hill has been recognized by winning Gold at the 2014 Independent Book Publishers Awards (IPPY), a Silver at the IndieFab Book of the Year Awards, and Gold at the 2015 eLit Awards.
All are welcome to attend. Join us at 10 am for BYO coffee, tea, and socializing. At 10:30 am we start our presentation and discuss topics of interest to our members.
The BC Humanist Association was formed in 1984 and we have a regular attendance of over 30 people at our Sunday meetings.
650 W 41st Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9
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