Category: Education

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…

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.…

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…

Comics@SDSU Awarded Grant to Further Comics Scholarship and Education

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Comics@SDSU was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The independent federal agency awarded the grant of nearly $150,000 to “advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations.” The grant will be a boost…

CBLDF at the Teaching with Comics Virtual Conference Next Week!

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Next week, Reading with Pictures presents Teaching with Comics, a free three-day virtual conference for educators and parents. Join CBLDF’s Betsy Gomez (Coalition Director) and Karen Evans (Education Coordinator) for digital “Office Hours” during the LIVE event Wednesday, 3 pm…

Celebrate International Women’s Day with She Changed Comics

Celebrate International Women’s Day with She Changed Comics, the untold story of the women who changed free expression in comics. Today is the perfect day to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality. In celebration of today,…

CBLDF’s Comics in Education Survey Relaunches Today!

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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the second annual Comics in Education Survey! Educators have until July 31, 2021, to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2021. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for…

Con Report: 9th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

This past week, the Schomburg Center, a research library that is a part of the New York Public Library, hosted the 9th Annual Black Comic Book Festival. The event, which ran from January 13 through 16, was hosted digitally on…