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Gene Luen Yang: Comics Belong in Classrooms

December 13, 2016
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In a recent TEDx talk, acclaimed comics creator and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang explained why comics belong in the classrooms. From continual attempts to ban comics and graphic novels from classrooms to contending with decades-old negative stereotypes that comics don’t serve any educational purpose, incorporating comics and graphic novels in school curriculum…

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University of Cape Town Incites Controversy by Rescinding Flemming Rose Lecture Invitation

August 1, 2016
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Out of fear of that his speech might provoke the audience and incite violence, the University of Cape Town has withdrawn their invitation to Danish editor Flemming Rose to speak at the TB Davie Lecture organized by the Academic Freedom Committee. Rose, who is best known for his involvement in the publication of the controversial Prophet…

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Art Spiegelman Talks Forbidden Images

March 15, 2016
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Acclaimed creator of the graphic novel Maus and staunch free speech advocate Art Spiegelman will lead a talk at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this May, during which he will discuss censorship and the impact the 2015 attacks on Charlie Hebdo had on the cartooning world. Entitled “Forbidden Images,” the veteran creator and…

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