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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

February 28, 2018
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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

The Society of Illustrators and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund graciously request your presence at the Opening Reception of The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece   Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st 6pm – 9pm Honoring Nate Powell, who will be in attendance Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street New York City 212 838 2560 Suggested Donation…

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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

February 27, 2018
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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

The specious charges of counterfeiting and forgery against political cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé were dropped today. The case was seen in Equatorial Guinea’s capital Malabo, where Ebalé has been imprisoned since September 16, 2017. He is scheduled to be released in two days. Before his arrest, Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé was living in Paraguay…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con March 1st – 4th

February 23, 2018
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con March 1st – 4th

What better way to start spring off than hanging out with CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con. Come by Booth #2116 and check out our huge selection of signed comics and exclusive swag. If you are in the Seattle area there are still tickets available for Thursday, March 1st. If you already have your tickets, make…

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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

February 23, 2018
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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

Over 340 people have signed a petition to ban Orange City Public Library in Iowa from purchasing new LGBTQIA books, while also quarantining and placing public ratings on the 168 books in the current collection that fall under the scope of this public inquest. It all began when someone filed a complaint regarding a particular…

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Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

February 22, 2018
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Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

San Diego, CA (February 22, 2018) – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, is proud to welcome Ted Adams to its Board of Directors. As founder and CEO of IDW Media Holdings, Adams oversees one of the nation’s leading comics publishing brands whose dedication to developing…

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YALSA Announces Great Graphic Novels for 2018

February 22, 2018
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YALSA Announces Great Graphic Novels for 2018

The Young Adult Library Services Association’s latest annual list of Great Graphic Novels is out! Books are nominated for inclusion on the list by members of YALSA, a division of the American Library Association, and then voted on by a committee made up of school and public librarians from across the United States. The books…

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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

February 20, 2018
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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

They added even more awesomeness to this visual novel extravaganza that benefits CBLDF! Now if you pay more than the average of $7.05 you also get the popular Highway Blossoms, a visual delight set in the American southwest. But stop waiting! Go get it, because this deal will be gone in less than a week! Check out…

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In Their Own Words – Presidential Edition

February 19, 2018
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In Their Own Words – Presidential Edition

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the…

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Wisconsin School District Stands By Mockingbird

February 16, 2018
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Wisconsin School District Stands By Mockingbird

  A committee formed to review the challenge on To Kill a Mockingbird in Monona Grove school district, voted 4-1 to recommend retaining the classic. The book was challenged by a concerned parent who felt the work was not so seminal as to overlook the 48 racial slurs, and outdated white savior narrative. Romar Nelson,…

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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

February 16, 2018
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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

South Dakota Senator Phil Jensen (R) changed his mind about making history with the first bill to ban discussion of gender identity and gender expression in K-7 classrooms throughout the state. Jensen originally proposed SB 160 because he felt gender was not appropriate for anyone below eighth grade to discuss and those students should instead focus…

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