099Performance opens symposium09090909090Friday, April 1, 2005
The performance of pieces by poets Margaret Christakos and Rachel Zolf yesterday in the School of Visual Arts opened the 15th annual Windsor-Wayne State Canadian Studies Symposium, which continues today in Vanier Hall.~

Polyvocal performances
Polyvocal performers (from left) Rachel Zolf, Lindsay McNiff, Jessica Raffoul, Jenny Sampirisi, and Margaret Christakos in the LeBel building yesterday.

Entitled "Democracy and Freedom: Government, the Arts, and Mass Communication," the symposium is free and open to the public, and features discussions ranging from the state of the mass media to censorship of the arts. It will close with a screening of the controversial French film Fat Girl, banned by the Ontario Film Board, at 8 p.m. in room 204 of Toldo Health Education Building, followed by a discussion led by film critic Kay Armatage.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall. For a full list of sessions, visit the Canadian Studies program website.

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