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CBLDF Interviews Ian Rosenberg: Free Speech Handbook

Interim Director Jeff Trexler recently sat down for an interview with Ian Rosenberg, author of the book The Fight for Free Speech, and recently with co-creator Mike Cavallaro the graphic novel Free Speech Handbook. Below you’ll find the video interview plus a transcript from…

Bill Watch — Oklahoma Senate Bill 1142

A dutch angle of the columns in front of a court house

New legislation was introduced today in Oklahoma that targets books in schools and will strengthen censors in the state. Senate Bill 1142, written by State Senator Rob Standridge, gives a single parent the authority to remove books from schools and allow…

CBLDF Interviews Karen Green: Protecting Your Legacy

Interim Director Jeff Trexler recently sat down for an interview with Karen Green, the Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University. The interview was recorded for presentation at the Comic-Con: Special Edition panel Protecting Your Legacy: Wills, Gifts, and the Creative Afterlife. We are…

Fighting Book Bans: A Teach-In for Students

The power of students! As demands to remove books from schools have reached a fever pitch, students have emerged as some of the most effective advocates for public access to diverse literature. Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 8:00–9:30 p.m. ET for…

CBLDF at C2E2

C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) starts tomorrow, and CBLDF will be there! Located in the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, C2E2 runs from December 10 through December 12. Saturday afternoon, from 3:45–4:45, Jeff Trexler (CBLDF interim director) will be…

CBLDF Joins NCAC Statement to Stand Against Censorship in Schools

Three piles stacks of books with smoke rising in the background. It reads The Attack On Books In Schools

NCAC (National Coalition Against Censorship) released a statement today signed by CBLDF and over 600 other organizations, publishers, bookstores, and individuals. The statement condemns the organized attacks occurring across the United States that have targeted books in schools by or…

CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con

ECCC logo, a caped hero zooms around the Seattle Space Needle all in blacks and greens

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

San DIego Comic-Con Logo with a red banner that says Special Edition.

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…