Denver Welcome Party

Mercury Café, 2199 California St., downtown Denver

ArgusFest, the Mercury Café and Free Press invite you to kick off the National Conference for Media Reform at our official pre-party. Jason Bosch of ArgusFest and Chancellar Williams of Free Press will launch the festivities.

Join us downstairs at 7 p.m. for the U.S. premiere of Shadows of Liberty with filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay. This film explores censorship, cover-ups and corporate control in the news media. Journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system — one where controversial reporting is suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.

A discussion with the filmmaker, Amy Goodman, Robert W. McChesney and Norman Solomon will follow the screening, and Cheri Honkala of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign will give a presentation.

At 9 p.m., join us upstairs for music, entertainment and dancing, featuring Denver’s own Jonny 5 from the Flobots, singer-songwriter Laura Goldhamer and DJ RIPM with special guest Cavem Moetevation.

Admission: Suggested donations at the door will benefit ArgusFest and musical guests. (We will not turn anyone away for lack of funds.)

Directions: Take the free 16th Street Mall Ride to California Street. From there it’s a half-mile walk to the Mercury Café. From California Street and 16th Street, you can also take the Light Rail/D-Line to the 30th & Downing station.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.



People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good