Author: Jordan Smith

OIFC Releases Annual Report on Challenges to Intellectual Freedom

The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse (OIFC) recently released its annual report for 2020 detailing all the reported challenges to intellectual freedom from Oregon libraries and schools. The OIFC reports that the number of challenges has gone down this year, but…

Charlie Hebdo was the Intended Target of Recent Violent Attack

This past Friday, September 25, two employees of the Premieres Lignes news production agency were attacked with a knife and wounded outside their offices in Paris, France. Sources from the AFP news agency learned the attacker’s intended target was members…

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…

Poetry is Everywhere! Howl and the Obscenity Trial

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, -Allen Ginsberg, Howl   Poetry is everywhere and that includes comic books. Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with CBLDF by taking a look-back on Allen…

One Week Left to Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

There is just one week left to get the Kodansha Comics’ Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail & More. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of Hiro Mashima’s work for Kodansha Comics as DRM-free ebooks. The selection of digital…