Author: Jordan Smith

CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con

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Emerald City Comic Con starts today, and CBLDF will be there! Located in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, Emerald City Comic Con runs from December 2 through December 5. Friday afternoon, from 3:45-4:45, Betsy Gomez (CBLDF coalition…

CBLDF: Civic Engagement and Comics Reading List

This list was created by the folks at Comics@SDSU with additions from CBLDF for our recent panel CBLDF: Civic Engagement and Comics at ComicCon San Diego: Special Edition. Constitution & Democracy American Politics: A Graphic History by Laura Locker and Julia…

CBLDF at Comic-Con Special Edition

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Comic-Con Special Edition arrives in San Diego next week, and CBLDF is excited to be there in person! Stop by Booth #2227 to say hello, to pick up free resources, and to get the latest on CBLDF’s work from coalition director Betsy…

Talking Comics in Higher Ed with Comics@SDSU

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This week, I had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with popular culture librarian/comic arts curator Pamela Jackson and professor of history Elizabeth Pollard of Comics@SDSU. Comics@SDSU is a comics studies collaborative affiliated with San Diego State University.…

CBLDF at NYCC!

New York Comic Con is returning as an in-person event this week, and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will be there! Join us this Thursday, October 7, at 2:45 p.m. for our panel Defending Comics Today: Contemporary Comics Censorship. Join Interim Director Jeff…

Banned Books: The Internet

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Banned Books Week started this week — it runs September 26–October 2. Each week this month, we will profile one of the many spaces in the United States where books are banned. We’ll examine who is banning and challenging them, the…

Banned Books: Censorship in Leander, Texas

Banned Books Week got kicked off early this year with a conversation about the recent censorship in Leander, Texas, which has affected several graphic novels. Organized by Betsy Gomez (BBW Coalition Coordinator, CBLDF Coalition Director) and moderated by Nora Pelizzari (National Coalition Against Censorship),…

Banned Books: Schools

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Banned Books Week starts this month, running from September 26–October 2. Each week leading up to the event, we will profile one of the many spaces in the United States where books are banned. We’ll examine who is banning and challenging…