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CBLDF Executive Director Discusses the Power of Comics in Norway

April 15, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Discusses the Power of Comics in Norway

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Browstein recently took the fight for the freedom to read to Norway, and we now have the video evidence to prove it! The amazing folks at Creative Mornings, which hosted one of Brownstein’s lectures, “The Power of Comics,” just released a recording of his talk. Despite the early hour, Brownstein spoke…

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CBLDF Executive Director Responds to Most Frequently Challenged List

April 14, 2015
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Over the weekend, ALA released their list of the most frequently challenged books in 2014. Disappointingly, that list included three highly acclaimed graphic novels, so CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein took a moment to discuss this troubling development with The Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna. The American Library Association’s 2015 State of America’s Libraries Report lists…

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Celebrate Comics Past, Present, and Future at Kickstarter HQ on April 22

April 13, 2015
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Celebrate Comics Past, Present, and Future at Kickstarter HQ on April 22

It’s Comics Month on Kickstarter, and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is celebrating at Kickstarter HQ by moderating “Talking Shop: Comics in the Past, Present, and Future,” a panel featuring special guests Karen Green (producer of She Makes Comics and graphic novel librarian at Columbia University), Locust Moon Press (publishers of Little Nemo: Dream Another…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Takes Fight for Free Speech to Norway

March 18, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Takes Fight for Free Speech to Norway

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is taking our mission international again, this time to Oslo, Norway, where he will speak about free expression, Charlie Hebdo, CBLDF’s mission, and the power of comics. Brownstein will be participating in a number of events. Let’s take a look… Comics After Charlie Hebdo: Opening Exhibition Friday, March 20, 6:00 –…

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Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship on Boston’s WERS Radio

February 20, 2015
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Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship on Boston’s WERS Radio

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein recently lent his expertise to an episode of the radio show You Are Here on Boston’s WERS 88.9 FM. Take a listen below as host Phillip Jones speaks to Brownstein and others about worldwide challenges and bans of graphic novels and picture books! The 13-minute episode focuses primarily on challenges…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 7: CBLDF in the UK!

October 2, 2014
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 7: CBLDF in the UK!

In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein takes the fight for the freedom to read international, traveling across the drink to Great Britain, where he visits Nottingham fixture Page 45 and the Cartoon Museum in London. We discuss: Constantine, “Spitting Image,” censorship in British schools, Hunt Emerson, and much more. In support of our…

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TODAY: CBLDF in Berkeley! Free Banned Books Webinar!

September 24, 2014
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TODAY: CBLDF in Berkeley! Free Banned Books Webinar!

Today, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be talking about censorship and comics in Berkeley, California! You can also join a free online webinar about regional censorship issues and “travel” from London to South Carolina to Texas to California with anti-censorship activists Jodie Ginsberg (CEO, Index on Censorship), Shelia Harrell-Roye (committee member from Charleston Friends…

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Pop Culture Hound Podcast Features CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein

August 22, 2014
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Pop Culture Hound Podcast Features CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein

While in London for the Comica Festival, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein also found time to give a podcast interview to Chris Thompson of Pop Culture Hound. Thompson says of the 54-minute episode: Charles & I discuss his background in comics, how he ended up working for the Fund, what the organisation stands for, and…

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View CBLDF’s #GivingTuesday Google+ Hangout with Jeff Smith and Gene Yang

December 5, 2013
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View CBLDF’s #GivingTuesday Google+ Hangout with Jeff Smith and Gene Yang

#GivingTuesday just posted video for their day-long, first-ever Google+ Hangout-a-thon, which means you can now view (or relive) CBLDF’s #GivingTuesday Mashable / Google+ Hangout with Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL) and Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints)! Smith and Yang were joined by CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein and PEN America Freedom to…

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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang to Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

December 2, 2013
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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang to Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

CBLDF is excited to be participating in the first ever #GivingTuesday and Mashable Google+ Hangout-a-thon on Tuesday, December 3. This 12-hour live Hangout on Air will take place from 9am – 9pm ET, with CBLDF going live at 5:30 pm ET. Our segment will feature Bone creator and CBLDF Board Member Jeff Smith alongside American…

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