Posts Tagged ‘ ncac ’

CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

February 8, 2019
By
CBLDF Fights for LGBTQIA Kids Books Under Attack

CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project, are standing up with the Andover Public Librarians and imploring them to continue to protect the First Amendment right of all of their patrons. Back in September, a patron of the Andover Library complained about LGBTQIA books, specifically citing I am Jazz, Lily and Dunkin, and George by…

Read more »

CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

February 8, 2019
By
CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

CBLDF reported last week that popular manga, Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui was pulled from a school library on Staten Island, without adhering to the New York City Department of Education guidelines. The comic is currently pending review by an evaluation committee, but in the meantime, it remains unavailable to readers who may find insight…

Read more »

Supreme Court Rejects Petition from Prison Legal News

January 9, 2019
By
Supreme Court Rejects Petition from Prison Legal News

On Monday, January 7th the Supreme Court rejected a First Amendment dispute over the Florida Department of Corrections statewide ban of Prison Legal News (PLN), a magazine distributed monthly by Human Rights Defense Center. The ban has been in place since 2009, and the potential Supreme Court appeal of it had generated support in the…

Read more »

CBLDF & Kids’ Right to Read Project Fight for Beartown in NC

November 16, 2018
By
CBLDF & Kids’ Right to Read Project Fight for Beartown in NC

This week CBLDF, as a co-sponsor of Kids’ Right to Read Project, along with National Coalition Against Censorship and other groups dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of readers, wrote a letter imploring North Carolina Rockingham School District to remove its district-wide ban on Beartown. Last month, CBLDF reported on the community outrage that…

Read more »

CBLDF and Florida Education Defenders Fight for City of Thieves

October 23, 2018
By
CBLDF and Florida Education Defenders Fight for City of Thieves

CBLDF and other members of Florida Education Defenders have written to Superintendent Gregory Adkins of Lee County School District to ask him to restore City of Thieves to the curriculum and respect the First Amendment rights of the students in his district. Earlier in October, a Florida High School removed the historical, coming of age…

Read more »

Check out The Project Censored Show About Banned Books Week

September 28, 2018
By
Check out The Project Censored Show About Banned Books Week

Go behind the scenes of Banned Books Week, and learn more about those fighting on the front lines of free expression. The Project Censored Show released an episode featuring interviews with Abena Hutchful who runs National Coalition Against Censorship’s Youth Free Expression Project, Banned Books Week Coordinator Betsy Gomez, and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein.…

Read more »

Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

August 24, 2018
By
Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

Lafayette, Louisiana Mayor-President, Joel Robideaux, expressed concern over an upcoming Drag Queen Story Hour at the local public library, going so far as to say he would look into canceling or moving the event. The October event is designed to amuse and engage children from 3-6 while teaching them about inclusion and acceptance. The Drag…

Read more »

Free Speech Groups Protest Presidential Intimidation of Simon & Schuster

August 20, 2018
By
Free Speech Groups Protest Presidential Intimidation of Simon & Schuster

CBLDF has joined a coalition of Free Speech advocacy groups in protesting President Trump’s legal intimidation of Simon & Schuster for the publication of Omorosa Manigault-Newman’s book Unhinged. The President threatened legal action against the publisher, asserting that it could be punished for publication of this title. The First Amendment protects freedom of speech and…

Read more »

Joan E. Bertin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

May 17, 2018
By
Joan E. Bertin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime free speech advocate and previous Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship, Joan E. Bertin, is going to be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation for her exemplary history of protecting the First Amendment. Bertin started her career working in the nonprofit legal sector — initially representing…

Read more »

Florida Group Upset Over Absence of Creationism in Science Textbook

May 15, 2018
By
Florida Group Upset Over Absence of Creationism in Science Textbook

In an unbelievably predictable turn of events, Keith Flaugh with the Florida Citizens’ Alliance is causing problems for Collier County School Board by claiming approved science textbooks don’t meet the criteria HB 989, which states that all educational materials must be balanced and noninflammatory. “I’m here to tell you that it’s not up to the…

Read more »