Sunday, January 31, 2010

Edmonton Public Library Freedom Ball

Here's a chance to celebrate the freedom to read and to see the beautiful new art gallery all at the same time! The Edmonton Public Library's first-ever freedom ball is happening on February 27, 2010 and, best of all, it's FREE! Join the "Freedom Ball" page on Facebook, or visit their Freedom To Read Week website for more details.

"The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is a champion for intellectual freedom and it is our responsibility to guarantee and facilitate access to all expressions of knowledge and intellectual activity.

This year, EPL is supporting Freedom to Read Week – an annual, nation-wide event that encourages people to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom – by hosting our first-ever Freedom Ball.

The Freedom Ball is a party that celebrates our freedom to read, view, listen, write, perform… The Freedom Ball will feature a performance by the local group, People’s Poets—three Edmonton emcees and a DJ who rap about social justice issues. We will also be showing some of the more explosive Freedom Challenge submissions.

Where: Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchill Square)
When: 7:00pm Saturday, February 27
More: Admission is FREE. All ages welcome. No registration required.

image courtesy of EPL


MC said...

That's a great cause. As an artist whose work was censored from public view by Edmonton's mayor, I'd love to support this event in any way I can.

Ryan McCourt

FLIF said...

We'll see you there Ryan - long live freedom of expression!

MC said...

Amen, brothers and sisters.

I just went to the official website, clicked "promotional materials", and clicked on those cool poster images. Unfortunately, the .pdfs that download are screwed up. They seem to have all the text, from every poster, all jumbled on top of one another.

Hopefully somebody can fix that...

FLIF said...

We just sent the library a heads up, so hopefully they fix the poster problem soon! They'd be great to use to raise awareness of freedom of expression! Thanks for drawing that to our attention.

MC said...

It doesn't look like they've fixed it, yet.

FLIF said...

apparently they are not having difficulties on their own computers, so you can contact EPL and inquire as to whether they will provide you with some copies - good luck!

MC said...

Really?... that's weird. When I go to "promotional materials", if I click on any of the 6 .pdfs they have for download, no matter which one I click on, it downloads one single .pdf with a jumble of all the text from all the other .pdfs.

Anybody else have the same problem?