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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Talks Library Resources and Comics for Kids

May 8, 2018
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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Talks Library Resources and Comics for Kids

CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein took some time to sit down with Justin Azevedo fromThe Association for Library Service to Children’s Blog. The ALSC is a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, children’s literature experts, publishers, and many others involved with with children and literature who share the belief that exceptional library…

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Tonight! CBLDF Invites You to MARCH, a Special Reception for Supporters of Free Expression

May 4, 2018
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Tonight! CBLDF Invites You to MARCH, a Special Reception for Supporters of Free Expression

  The Art of MARCH: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Reception May 4 – 6:30 – 9PM Do not miss this unique opportunity to join Nate Powell, artist of the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy at a special reception for The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece on tonight, Friday, May 4. Powell will be…

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CBLDF at the Library of Congress

April 16, 2018
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CBLDF at the Library of Congress

Last September, Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of CBLDF, was honored with an invitation to speak at the Library of Congress about the history of comics and the role of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in protecting the intellectual freedom of American readers. The talk was part of an ongoing relationship the Library of Congress…

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Portland: Celebrate Will Eisner Week with CBLDF!

February 21, 2017
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Portland: Celebrate Will Eisner Week with CBLDF!

Portland State University and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund are joining forces with a week of special events to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Will Eisner, the legendary cartoonist whose influence defined the contours and possibilities of American comics in his lifetime and beyond! Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration around the week of March 6th. It celebrates “graphic novels,…

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CBLDF in the Media: Defending Comics for the Future

December 2, 2016
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CBLDF in the Media: Defending Comics for the Future

CBLDF’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein has been busy as ever these past few months, making the rounds of TV, radio, and print media to discuss our work defending comics from censorship attempts and our plans for the future! This week in advance of Giving Tuesday, Brownstein spoke to the Washington Post‘s resident comics expert Michael…

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Brownstein Featured on Products of the Mind Podcast

July 22, 2016
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Brownstein Featured on Products of the Mind Podcast

This week, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein sat down with business law strategist David Lizerbram for the latest episode of the Products of the Mind podcast. In the 50-minute interview, the two discuss Brownstein’s comics background, landmark free-speech cases, book challenges in school libraries, and more! Lizerbram’s Products of the Mind is a weekly podcast…

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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Examines Representation and Free Expression in Comics

July 8, 2016
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CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Examines Representation and Free Expression in Comics

Earlier this year, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein toured the exhibit Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive. The physical exhibit packed up in April, but it lives on as a Tumblr blog with a series of guest curators–and this week it’s Brownstein’s turn! In his posts this…

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Protect Yourself When Traveling With Manga

March 2, 2016
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Protect Yourself When Traveling With Manga

If there’s one thing we know about North American Customs officials, it’s that they are not, by and large, aficionados of manga. Art that’s fairly commonplace in Japan can easily be labeled as child porn at U.S. and Canadian ports of entry, sometimes resulting in criminal charges, even though a crime has not been committed…

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ALA Webinar Promises to Help Librarians Collaborate with Intellectual Freedom Advocates

February 26, 2016
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ALA Webinar Promises to Help Librarians Collaborate with Intellectual Freedom Advocates

On Monday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m EST, librarians, educators, and community organizers are invited to join “Finding Intellectual Freedom Friends,” a webinar designed to help them connect with the wider free speech community. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is one of the featured speakers. Brownstein will join Emily Brock, publicist for Penguin Random House imprint…

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Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

February 23, 2016
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Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 25 – October 1, 2016, and will…

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