Franke James : “My Dangerous Art”

On Sunday, October 11, more than 40 members of the BC Humanist Association

enjoyed a brilliant and whimsical yet frightening presentation by the PEN Canada/Ken Filkow prize winning artist Franke James. Through her perseverance, James was able to uncover evidence that bureaucrats and deputy ministers in the federal government effectively censored a planned European art tour, due to her “controversial” views on climate change and the oil sands. The complete story of this Kafka-esque experience is documented in Franke James’ book Banned on the Hill and in her latest blog, “Oh No Canada! Six easy ways to crush free expression.”

The BC Humanist Association video of Franke’s talk, “My Dangerous Art,” is available on YouTube:

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