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Fighting Book Bans: A Teach-In for Students

The power of students! As demands to remove books from schools have reached a fever pitch, students have emerged as some of the most effective advocates for public access to diverse literature. Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 8:00–9:30 p.m. ET for…

Comics Challenges Return

It’s happening again. In recent months the CBLDF has received multiple reports of graphic novel challenges at public schools and libraries: Attacks on Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer have gone viral in social media and school board meetings across the U.S., from a…

Statement of Support for Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

CBLDF issued a statement this week in support of Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe after the graphic novel received challenges in several public school systems in multiple states, including Virginia, New Jersey, and Florida. This statement supports the right of…

CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of the Constitutional Rights of Students

On March 31, 2021, CBLDF filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in partnership with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and National Coalition Against Censorship. The brief is supporting the constitutional rights of students in public schools. This is a…

Ethics for All: Building Policy Together — March Membership Meeting

Please join us on March 25, 5–6 p.m. PDT/8-9p.m. EDT for our March membership meeting,  Ethics for All: Building Policy Together. The meeting will be a Zoom workshop in which we’ll discuss the principles shaping the development of CBLDF’s updated…

Celebrate International Women’s Day with She Changed Comics

Celebrate International Women’s Day with She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics. Today is the perfect day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. In celebration of today,…

Comics After COVID — February Membership Meeting

The comics industry has faced unprecedented challenges over the past twelve months, and learning how our community has joined together to rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles gives us hope for better days ahead. Yet significant questions remain. How can comic…

S. Clay Wilson (1941–2021)

We are saddened to hear of the passing of revolutionary cartoonist S. Clay Wilson on February 7. Wilson was a pioneer in Underground Comix and was one of the contributors for R. Crumb’s Zap Comix. His work was included in…

Profiles in Black Cartooning

CBLDF is kicking off Black History Month with our Profiles in Black Cartooning series. The series, created in 2016 in partnership with Black Nerd Problems, features Black cartoonists and creators both past and present. Each profile features an artist that…

CBLDF Member Meeting — New Year, Next Steps

Thursday, January 28, CBLDF hosted a members meeting. If you missed it, never fear, you can watch a recording of the event on the CBLDF YouTube channel or through the embed below. In the meeting, the staff had the opportunity…