Voices of Today to celebrate freedom of expression

Freedom of expression is the subject of a gallery of work by students from two local high schools, on public display Wednesday, February 29, in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge.

Students from Assumption College Catholic High School and Kennedy Collegiate Institute will contribute creative writing, visual art, photography, performances and round-table discussions to Voices of Today, starting at 6 p.m.

Teacher candidates Louis-Philipe Comeau and Mike Laverty developed the event as a service-learning project, allowing students to engage directly with the community.

“These students aren't merely learning about freedom of expression by reading a textbook or listening to a lecture,” Laverty says. “They are putting this fundamental right into action by starting a public discussion.”

The project also includes an online gallery designed to host student work and thoughts on freedom of expression.