1st Annual Celebration of Free Speech!


Join Access Tucson Community Media and its supporters and friends in the first annual celebration dedicated to free speech. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Café a la C’Art in the Tucson Museum of Art courtyard.

In an evening that featuring the theme “eat, drink and speak freely,” attendees will enjoy an artistic array of fine foods while being entertained by the Arizona Daily Star’s editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons and famed local comic Robert Mac. There will also be a silent art auction.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the first amendment and the value we place on free speech than to invite Tucson to enjoy an evening of laughter and fun,” says Access Tucson Executive Director Lisa Horner. “’Fitz’ and Robert are not only home-grown, but exemplify important freedoms in our country.”

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Access Tucson Community Media has a 28-year history of promoting freedom of speech through all forms of media. Its classes, productions and coverage of local events have received nationwide recognition.

“Laughter and free speech are inextricably entwined,” says AT Board President Bob Kovitz. From the earliest writings of Jonathan Swift to the “truthiness” of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the media have been used to share ideas and to galvanize public opinion.

This is a chance for the community to honor the rights of citizens to speak freely in an era when civil speech seems to be at a premium, this is an ideal way for Tucson to support public discourse.

Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for two. Entry includes food, entertainment and a complimentary serving of beer or wine. For tickets, see below or call 520-624-9833 Fri. & Sat. 2-10pm or 520-275-0864 weekdays.

$30 Single Ticket

$50 for Two tickets

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