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CBLDF Leads Defense of Stuck in the Middle

March 6, 2017
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CBLDF Leads Defense of Stuck in the Middle

CBLDF has taken the lead in defending Ariel Schrag’s Stuck in the Middle, a comics anthology that has been challenged in an Oklahoma school library. Today, we signed a letter from the Kids’ Right to Read Project in support of the book. The letter also addresses concerns over school policy that requires that challenged materials be…

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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

March 2, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public…

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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Launch Creators Showcase Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF

March 1, 2017
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Humble Bundle and IDW Publishing Launch Creators Showcase Bundle for Charity, Including CBLDF

IDW Publishing and Humble Bundle are once again joining forces to launch a new digital comics bundle in support of charity featuring the best original titles IDW has to offer! The Humble Comics Bundle: Creators Showcase presented by IDW Publishing features over $385 worth of original content from some of the most creative writers and…

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Join CBLDF in Seattle for Emerald City Comicon!

March 1, 2017
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Join CBLDF in Seattle for Emerald City Comicon!

This weekend, March 2-5, CBLDF heads to Seattle, Washington, for Emerald City Comicon! You’ll find us all weekend at booth #737 with an assortment of exclusive premiums and more! In addition to signed books and CBLDF gear, we’ll have the last remaining She Changed Comics t-shirts and Comics Are For Everybody – created by Jordie Bellaire…

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South Carolina Education Standards on Islam Under Attack

February 24, 2017
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South Carolina Education Standards on Islam Under Attack

People in Texas and Oklahoma seem to be leading an online attack against social studies education standards that call for instruction about Islam. The problem? Those standards are for schools in South Carolina. The South Carolina Grade-Level Standards for Social Studies were passed in 2011, but they only recently came under fire after a parent…

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Portland: Celebrate Will Eisner Week with CBLDF!

February 21, 2017
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Portland: Celebrate Will Eisner Week with CBLDF!

Portland State University and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are joining forces with a week of special events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Will Eisner, the legendary cartoonist whose influence defined the contours and possibilities of American comics in his lifetime and beyond! Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration around the week of March 6th. It celebrates “graphic novels,…

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Proposed DHS Password Policy

February 21, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of Proposed DHS Password Policy

CBLDF has joined a statement condemning a Department of Homeland Security proposal that would require non-citizens to provide their social media passwords as a condition of entering the United States. The statement warns, “Freedom of expression and press rights, access to information, rights of association, and religious liberty are all put at risk” under the…

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Ahmed Naji: “I Believe in Freedom of Expression”

February 17, 2017
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Ahmed Naji: “I Believe in Freedom of Expression”

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji served nearly a year in prison for “violating public modesty” when an excerpt of his novel The Use of Life was published in a state-run newspaper. Now free, the writer draws inspiration from his experience. “Before jail, I used to see myself mostly as a journalist and found it more difficult…

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RETAILERS: Orders for CBLDF Defender Are Due TODAY!

February 13, 2017
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RETAILERS: Orders for CBLDF Defender Are Due TODAY!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the first issue of 2017, CBLDF talks with Ms. Marvel writer G. Willow Wilson about censorship, Ms. Marvel’s role as symbol of protest, and more! Retailers, FOC is today (JAN171578), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #1 features an iconic cover of Ms. Marvel by Jamie…

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Portland: Join CBLDF in Supporting Our Muslim Community

February 8, 2017
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Portland: Join CBLDF in Supporting Our Muslim Community

This Friday, CBLDF is joining Books with Pictures and Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Portland to sponsor Comics Cards for Comfort, an event in support of Portland’s Muslim community. From 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., come to Books with Pictures (1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon), where you can use your creativity to make art and cards that will be distributed…

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