Fact-based storyteller experienced in using crowdfunded mass media to amplify messaging on human rights, inclusion, diversity & environment.
Franke James is a Canadian author/artist focused on freedom of expression, human rights and the environment. James is the author of "Banned on the Hill: a true story about Dirty Oil and Government Censorship". In 2015 she was awarded the PEN Canada / Ken Filkow Prize for her “tenacity in uncovering an abuse of power, and commitment to fostering a national conversation in the face of censorship.” She is the recipient of BCCLA’s Liberty Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Scholastic’s textbook “CENSORSHIP” features James as an example of how artists can effectively fight government censorship. James is the author/artist of Bothered By My Green Conscience, and the game-book Dear Office-Politics. She has a Masters in Fine Arts from University of Victoria, & BFA from Mt Allison University.