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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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Brooklyn Community Archive Features Protest Movement Comics in New Exhibit

February 5, 2016
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Brooklyn Community Archive Features Protest Movement Comics in New Exhibit

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein recently had the opportunity to tour the current exhibit Our Comics, Ourselves: Identity, Expression, and Representation in Comic Art at Brooklyn’s Interference Archive. Impressed by the visit, he wrote it up for The Beat. Interference Archive is a volunteer-run, community-funded collection of “objects that are created as part of social movements…

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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

January 6, 2016
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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

In the past decade, comics and graphic novels have transitioned from a niche market to a key component of many publishers’ business models. Previously pigeonholed as the exclusive province of adolescents (even if that was never true), comics have not only seen a resurgence in the children’s market but also won praise across adult genres…

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Join CBLDF this Weekend at Comic Arts Brooklyn!

November 6, 2015
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Join CBLDF this Weekend at Comic Arts Brooklyn!

This weekend, join CBLDF for Comic Arts Brooklyn, a free annual celebration of comics and cartoon art presented by Desert Island! On Saturday, November 7, join CBLDF from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Gymnasium (12 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211) for exhibits and signings with some of the biggest names in…

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF in the News

July 17, 2015
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Comic-Con International has wrapped up for another year, and CBLDF was proud to be part of the action, with educational panels and much more in support of our work defending comics from censorship. Let’s take a look at reporting about CBLDF during Comic-Con… • Notes From SDCC: How CBLDF Fights Censorship for You Tom Blunt…

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Listen Up: Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship at TCAF!

May 18, 2015
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Listen Up: Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship at TCAF!

CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein spoke about intellectual freedom and comics censorship at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and we have recorded proof thanks to Jamie Coville! During the panel, “Protecting Comics: Graphic Novel Challenges in Today’s Libraries,” which was part of TCAF’s Librarian and Educator Day, Brownstein discussed why comics are challenged, how to fight challenges,…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

May 14, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

Today, CBLDF is proud to announce that CBLDF Executive Director Charles Bownstein has been elected to a two-year term on the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Board of Trustees! FTRF “is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the…

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