The premiere independent comics event in Northern California, Gomez will be on hand Saturday, October 3, at 1:00 p.m. to talk about the state of censorship in the United States and abroad. From the APE website:
VENUE: APE AUDITORIUM – Behind the Concession Stand
1-2:00 pm – CBLDF: State of Censorship
Although free expression is seen as a basic human right, censorship is rampant in the United States and around the world. CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez presents an overview of the censorship crises facing cartoonists in 2015, from the violence and legal prosecution occurring around the globe to domestic attacks on young adult books in libraries and schools across the country. Learn how comics and books are being challenged, and what you can do to fight back!
Come out to celebrate free speech, independent comics, and the amazing folks who make them this weekend at APE! Join the fun at the San Jose Convention Center (150 West San Carlos, San Jose), October 3 – 4. For more details, visit the APE website here.