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CBLDF Welcomes Bob Schreck As Deputy Director

September 12, 2019
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CBLDF Welcomes Bob Schreck As Deputy Director

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s leading voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to welcome groundbreaking editor and publisher Bob Schreck as the organization’s Deputy Director. Schreck will oversee the organization’s fundraising and marketing activities, including membership, conventions and events. “I have been a proud and devoted supporter of CBLDF for many years,” Schreck says.…

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Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

September 9, 2019
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Free CBLDF Banned Books Week Webinar Announced! Addressing Identity Censorship

Addressing Identity Censorship Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm PST (Banned Books Week) Identity censorship is the most frequent form of intellectual freedom challenge in today’s environment.  From moral panic about Drag Queen Story Hour to frequent challenges to LGBTQ+ comics, books, and authors, this disturbing trend is gaining traction. CBLDF engages a…

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Get CBLDF’s Newest Publication, Read Banned Comics, for Free Today!

September 6, 2019
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Get CBLDF’s Newest Publication, Read Banned Comics, for Free Today!

Banned Books Week is happening September 22 – 28, and CBLDF is excited to release Read Banned Comics to help you get ready for all the festivities! Read it online below or grab your copy at your local comic shop today! When considering the vast number of books in the world, it’s clear that proportionally comics…

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History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

September 6, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part Three

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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History of Comics Censorship, Part 1

August 23, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This resource is the first 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). Covered chronologically, you can read along on CBLDF.org or skip ahead…

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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

August 21, 2019
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Portland Area Comics Fans: Join the CBLDF Team!

CBLDF is currently looking for a part-time Office Assistant. We’re located in Portland, Oregon, and this position is on-site. Check out the posting below, and please reach out if you’re interested!   OFFICE ASSISTANT (Part-Time, Hourly, 20 hours a week) The Office Assistant works closely with the Operations Manager to assist with the day-to-day practical operations…

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Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

August 19, 2019
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Join CBLDF in September to get Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum

Using Comics in the Classroom: Practical Tools for Developing Curriculum Saturday, September 7, 2019 @ 12:00-1:00 pm PST  Although comics are an incredible tool for engaging students in the classroom, the educational benefits of this medium are still unknown to many teachers, administrators, and parents. Join CBLDF and a panel of creators and teachers to…

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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

August 14, 2019
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Action Alert! Help CBLDF Fight Trans Discrimination in Leander, Texas

This Thursday – August 15, 2019 – the Leander, Texas City Council will meet to discuss the proposed changes to Public Library Programming Policy that led to the discriminatory cancellation of an event with renowned transgender comics author, Lilah Sturges. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship urge the city council…

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Don’t Miss This Week’s CBLDF Webinar About Comics Development!

August 13, 2019
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Don’t Miss This Week’s CBLDF Webinar About Comics Development!

This week CBLDF offers a free webinar that educators and librarians won’t want to miss! When developing a classroom or library comics collection, even the most eager and knowledgeable can come across unexpected barriers. Join CBLDF and a host of expert panelists including, Aron Nels Steinke, Jill Gerber, Michael Gianfrancesco, and Nora Flanagan to discuss strategies for overcoming barriers,…

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9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

August 9, 2019
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9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

As the summer winds down and the excitement of a new school year begins, some parents – plus aunts, uncles, grandparents, and babysitters – may worry about how to get kids/teens in their lives to switch gears back towards academics. Sure, people could enlist a strict regiment of daily algebra and spelling exams, even as they…

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