A Conversation with Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis
CJMP FM is proud to present a conversation with Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 PM (with a meet-and-greet from 12:30 PM to1:30 PM) at the Evergreen Theatre in the Powell River Recreation Complex (5001 Joyce Avenue).
Tickets available at the door: $25.00
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: June 30, 2011
Naomi Klein and her partner Avi Lewis, two of Canada’s best known media and publishing personalities, will be speaking in Powell River on July 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Theatre. The occasion is a fundraiser for the local community radio station CJMP 90.1 FM which is sponsoring the event.
Naomi Klein is the author of two international best-sellers – No Logo and The Shock Doctrine both of which have been translated into nearly 30 languages. She also writes for The Nation and Rolling Stone. Avi Lewis is the director of the award winning film “The Take” a moving story of a group of Argentinean workers who get their jobs back by taking over their closed factory. He also hosted two CBC television public affairs programs and most recently produced and hosted a show for Al Jazeera’s English network.
“This is a must-see event,” said CJMP board member Tony Colton. “We are billing it as a ‘Conversation with Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis.’ Author and national political commentator Murray Dobbin – a Powell Riverite – will be engaging our visitors in conversation about their current project: looking at how the climate crisis can spur economic and political transformation. They will also be exploring other topics – democracy, the role of corporations in society, and the media.”
Organizers are hoping to attract people from the Island. Tickets ($20 in advance or $25 at the door) are available at the Zocalo café and Laughing Oyster Books. Islanders are entitled to a $5 rebate with their ferry receipt. For more information and tickets on-line see above for PayPal and Credit card purchases.
All proceeds will support the growth and revitalization of CJMP, Powell River’s Community Radio, 90.1 FM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
In Powell River: tickets available at CMG Printing, Breakwater Books, River City Coffee or at cjmp.ca
In Courtenay/Comox: tickets at Laughing Oyster Books or at cjmp.ca. $5 discount with ferry receipt and free bus from the 10:10 ferry to the venue.
On the Lower Sunshine Coast: tickets available at MELOmania in Roberts Creek and at the Sechelt Visitors Centre. Free bus from the 10:35 ferry to Powell River, and returning for the 4:30 Saltery Bay Ferry.