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CBLDF Invades England and the Lakes International Comics Art Festival

October 11, 2019
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CBLDF Invades England and the Lakes International Comics Art Festival

CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein is going to be making a splash at the Lakes International Comics Art Festival this weekend. If you’re in the UK (or can get there easily) make sure you drop by to check out some of the amazing panels that Brownstein will be in on, as well as a getting the…

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CBLDF to be Recognized by New York Library Association

October 8, 2019
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CBLDF to be Recognized by New York Library Association

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that we will be among those honored this year for the Intellectual Freedom Award at the 126th Annual New York Library Conference and Trade Show in Saratoga Springs this November 15th. Each year New York Library Association (NYLA) recognizes those who honor, support, and advocate for…

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CBLDF’s Comics In Education Survey Reveals Top Comics in Schools & A Broad Embrace of the Format

October 2, 2019
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CBLDF’s Comics In Education Survey Reveals Top Comics in Schools & A Broad Embrace of the Format

Portland, Oregon 10/2/2019 — Results of a survey released today by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, offers concrete evidence of what has been long been believed true but unverified: teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. This groundbreaking work offers…

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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

September 27, 2019
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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

As Banned Books Week draws to a close, it’s crucial to remember that this celebration is to draw attention to the challenges and bans that happen all year long. To keep the spirit of free expression going from this Banned Books Week until the next one, here’s a list of 12 challenged and banned comics…

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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

September 27, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

Editor’s Note: This resource is the six-part of series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read them individually or start at…

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CBLDF Free Reading List

September 24, 2019
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund works around the year to not just fight censorship, but produce resources that help protect free expression. Every year CBLDF produces free publications aimed at fans, parents, educators, librarians, and retailers to keep them up to date on the front lines of the fight for free expression in comics. Check…

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Censorship Leaves Us in The Dark, Keep the Light on with CBLDF!

September 23, 2019
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Censorship Leaves Us in The Dark, Keep the Light on with CBLDF!

Banned Books Week is here and CBLDF has some amazing events planned to help “keep the light on” as this year’s theme suggests! This year’s festivities run from September 22 – 28, 2019. Activities can include everything from stopping by your local library to check out their display to enrolling in a free webinar about…

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

September 20, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Five

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as…

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Archie Comics Joins CBLDF As Corporate Member

September 19, 2019
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Archie Comics Joins CBLDF As Corporate Member

Archie Comics is proud to join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as the organization’s newest Corporate Member! Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world, with franchises that have introduced comic books, art, and reading to billions of people all over the world. Their iconic characters, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie,…

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Four

September 13, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Four

Editor’s Note: This resource is the second of a six-part series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read along on as we…

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