Glorious & Free? Canada in 2017 @ Harbourfront Centre, Toronto [20 October]

Glorious & Free? Canada in 2017

20:00 - 22:00

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Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G8
Jesse Wente, Desmond Cole and Rachel Giese join moderator Jesse Brown for a panel discussion asking: just how glorious and free are we?

Friday, October 20, 8:00 — 10:00 p.m.
Brigantine Room @ Harbourfront Centre
Cash bar available before and after

Tickets are $18, $15 for PEN Canada and IFOA members, and free for students and youth. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the IFOA box office at 416-973-4000, Tues-Sat, 1-6pm.

Members, students and youth should reserve by phone.

Can't attend? Follow @PENCanada and the hashtag #PENatIFOA on Twitter for live coverage of the conversation. This event will also be recorded for CANADALAND.


Jesse Wente is an Ojibwe broadcaster, curator, public speaker, writer and activist currently based in Tkaronto. Jesse is a vocal advocate for First Nations, Metis and Inuit rights and self determination.

Desmond Cole is an award winning freelance journalist, a radio host and an activist in Toronto. His writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Walrus, NOW magazine, Ethnic Aisle, Torontoist, Buzzfeed, and the Ottawa Citizen, and he hosts a weekly radio program every Sunday on Newstalk 1010.

Rachel Giese is an award-winning Toronto journalist. She is editor-at-large at Chatelaine and a regular contributor to CBC Radio. Her first book, about masculinity and modern boyhood, is coming out in 2018.

Jesse Brown is a journalist and publisher who runs the CANADALAND media network. He is a winner of the Hillman prize for investigative reporting and is the co-author of the CANADALAND Guide to Canada.
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