On Monday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m EST, librarians, educators, and community organizers are invited to join “Finding Intellectual Freedom Friends,” a webinar designed to help them connect with the wider free speech community. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is one of the featured speakers.
Brownstein will join Emily Brock, publicist for Penguin Random House imprint Dutton, for the webinar, which will help attendees identify organizations beyond libraries — such as CBLDF — that can help support and educate about the value of intellectual freedom. The webinar is presented by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, which describes the objective of the webinar on the event page:
As librarians, we are often cocooned in library voices. But there are other industries and professionals whose principles and values often align with ours; especially intellectual freedom. This webinar will share examples of potential partners and how collaborating with non library organizations can strengthen your message and increase your reach. Collaboration with like minded organizations can create renewed enthusiasm and new library supporters. Whether you’re designing programs and curriculum or looking for writers and speakers, you may want to consider friends who share your values but can offer different perspectives.
The webinar is open to the public, and participants can learn more about the event and register online here. Deadline for registration is 11:59 p.m. CST on March 4.