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CBLDF Joins Defense of Eleanor & Park

May 9, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Eleanor & Park

CBLDF has joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project in defending Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, which has been removed from classrooms in Vinton County High School in Ohio. CBLDF is a sponsor of KRRP. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the…

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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

March 2, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Statement Calling President’s Attacks on the Media a Threat to Democracy

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the American Society of News Editors (ASNE), along with more than 80 other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press, in condemning efforts by the Trump administration to demonize the media and undermine its ability to inform the public…

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CBLDF Joins Statement Opposing U.S. Immigration Ban

February 8, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Statement Opposing U.S. Immigration Ban

This week, CBLDF joined more than thirty cultural institutions and human rights organizations around the world in issuing a joint statement opposing United States President Donald J. Trump’s immigration ban on nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries. The ban is currently suspended by a court order, but if reinstated it will have a broad and…

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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of U.S. Capitol Painting Removal

January 20, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Condemnation of U.S. Capitol Painting Removal

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the National Coalition Against Censorship to condemn the removal of a student’s painting from an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. “At a time of nationwide concerns about the future of our free speech protections, this decision is deeply disturbing,” said NCAC’s Director of Programs Svetlana Mintcheva. “We urge…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Efforts to Defend Books in 2015

December 29, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Efforts to Defend Books in 2015

Whether we were defending graphic novels or children’s books, defending books in elementary schools or colleges, 2015 proved to be a challenging year for free speech. CBLDF frequently joined coalitions to tackle book challenges and much more in 2015! Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Waterloo, Iowa) In March, curriculum director…

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