Best seller speaks in Powell River

Naomi Klein and her partner Avi Lewis, two of Canada’s best-known media and publishing personalities, will speak in Powell River on July 17th at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Theatre.

SPEAKING IN POWELL River on July 17 in support of community radio station CJMP will be Naomi Klein (above) along with her partner Avi Lewis.

Naomi Klein and her partner Avi Lewis, two of Canada’s best-known media and publishing personalities, will speak in Powell River on July 17th at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Theatre.

The occasion is a fundraiser for the local community radio station CJMP 90.1, which is sponsoring the event.

The Comox Valley chapter of the Council of Canadians is helping to make the event a success.

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 engage 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 online, visit cjmp.ca.

— CJMP

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