Author: Jordan Smith

Watch Comics After COVID Now!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our February panel Comics After COVID. We want to give a special thanks to our generous panelists Anna Warren Cebrian, Amy Chu, and Gamal Hennessey.   The panelists had an insightful discussion…

This Week is Freedom to Read Week in Canada!

This week, February 21 – 27, is Freedom to Read Week in Canada. Organized by the Book and Periodical Council, Freedom to Read Week “is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed…

The History of Censorship in America

Stacker recently posted their list of milestone moments in American censorship history. The list contains forty entries and spans several hundred years from 1722–2020. The size of the list serves as a reminder that the fight for Free Speech is a…

Victory in New York for Free Speech, New Legislation Targets SLAPP

On Tuesday this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York State signed legislation that strengthens the protection from frivolous lawsuits. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, or SLAPP suits, are a strategic form of litigation that is used by wealthy plaintiffs…

Join Banned Books Week for a Live Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

Next week, September 28 through October 3, is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating our freedom to read. This coming Monday at 5:00 p.m. CDT, Banned Books Week is presenting a Facebook LIVE conversation with comics creator Gene Luen…