"To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker." Frederick Douglass
Philadelphia PA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
American INSIGHT will host its annual Free Speech Awards Ceremony at The Union League in Philadelphia on Friday, May 17, 2013. New Tang Dynasty TV in New York will broadcast coverage of this event to over 70 cities and reaching over 150 million people worldwide.
Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, Richard Negrin, will open American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Award Ceremony. He will be joining former Governor Jon Huntsman's two daughters, Mary Anne Huntsman (concert pianist), and Abby Huntsman (HuffPostLive, MSNBC, CNN, ABC News); as well as Gregory Harvey, Esq. (lawyer and First Amendment scholar); Tanya Steinberg (President & CEO, International House of Philadelphia); and Kean Wong (producer of American INSIGHT's 2012 Free Speech Award Winning film).
Award Ceremony Moderators for the evening are: Karen Curry (Executive Director, Drexel University’s Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute, former NBC News and CNN Bureau Chief); and Bob Craig (Host of Big Band Jazz + Voices of Jazz on WRTI Radio). Gweny Love, peace activist and performance poet, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
Tickets are $125 per person for the 5:30 PM Gourmet Reception, Celebrity Presentations and Screening; or $75 per person to attend only the 7 PM Award Ceremony Presentations and Screening of American INSIGHT's 2013 Free Speech Award-winning film.
All tickets must be purchased in advance online at either American INSIGHT's website or the Free Speech Film Festival website. Seating is limited and tickets are available online only.
The features one Award-winning film from six “Official Selection” films submitted from around the world. All final Free Speech Award-winning films are added to American INSIGHT's interactive online Free Speech Storyline, which traces the history of Free Speech back to the invention of the printing press.
With recent uprisings around the globe and the urgency to stop the proliferation of war, American INSIGHT invites audiences to discuss and inspire Free Speech, as they utilize their own voice and creativity to encourage freedom in repressed societies. Help us to discover, describe and inspire Free Speech around the world!