Assembled by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom, the exhibit is traveling across Canada where it is displayed in cities that are members of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination.
Featuring award-winning international editorial cartoons; the visual nature of this exhibit encourages visitors to think about the complexity of freedom of expression and what it means to them. Through an interpretative tour, individuals will have an opportunity to connect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the challenges faced by individuals around the world where freedom of expression is censored or denied.
“Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes” will be on display at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre (101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan Campus) through to July 24, 2012. Interpretive tours are also available upon request at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.
The public is invited to attend the exhibit’s opening reception on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan Campus. A short program will take place with greetings on behalf of the City of Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan, and the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. Light refreshments will be provided.
CTV News coverage of the opening is available at CTV Saskatoon's website (Coverage begins at 17:14 in the video).