Banned Books Week has begun! The week-long celebration of the freedom to read runs through October 1, and you can learn more about year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during “Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect,” a panel being offered today in Portland, Oregon!
Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect
Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.
U.S. Bank Room, Central Library (801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205)
Why are so many diverse books banned? Every year the library celebrates Banned Books Week and the freedom to read. Banned Books Week is an opportunity to call attention to the books most frequently targeted for censorship. Increasingly, books by diverse authors or about diverse communities wind up on the list of most challenged titles.
Comic book authors M.K. Reed (Americus), Jonathan Hill (Americus), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate), Tristan Tarwater (Hen & Chick) and editor Hannah Means-Shannon (Dark Horse Comics) will discuss this trend and express a vision for how greater inclusion means a stronger future for intellectual freedom. This panel discussion is presented and moderated by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein.
Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation. More info