Published Nov 27, 2012Historically, musicians have often become deeply involved in political and social issues, and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is giving musicians a way to get involved. The organization's Canadian Artists for Civil Liberties branch will officially launch on December 1 with a show at Lee's Palace in Toronto.
This gig will feature performances by Ohbijou, Minotaurs, Maloo (aka Maylee Todd playing solo) and spoken word artist Dwayne Morgan. Also on hand will be poet and playwright George Elliott Clarke, journalist and activist Judy Rebick and Great Canadian Burlesque.
Tickets are $10 for CCLA members, $15 in advance and $18 the door. They are available from Ticketmaster, or from local record shops Soundscapes and Rotate This.
Some of the musicians involved with Canadian Artists for Civil Liberties include Feist, Dave Bidini of Rheostatics, Sarah Harmer, John K. Samson of the Weakerthans, Neil Haverty of Bruce Peninsula, Jim Guthrie, Dan Mangan, Gentleman Reg, Chad VanGaalen, Bry Webb, Doug Paisley, Tariq Hussain of Brasstronaut and Basia Bulat.
Learn more about the organization and get involved here. Read the Canadian Artists for Civil Liberties pledge below.
Fundamental freedoms are the beating heart of our vibrant society. They enable us to express ourselves freely, to contribute to important debates and to make an impact on the world around us.
As a Canadian Artist for Civil Liberties, I am committed to protecting civil liberties and upholding democratic values, and I endorse the philosophy, mandate and goals of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.