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CBLDF Reception for The Art of MARCH

April 20, 2018
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CBLDF Reception for The Art of MARCH

CBLDF cordially invites every student, teacher, art lover, activist, and free speech defender to join us for: The Art of MARCH: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Reception May 4 – 6:30 – 9PM Join Nate Powell, artist of the National Book Award winning MARCH trilogy at a special reception for The Art of MARCH: A…

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Speak Out at MARCH: The Power of Student Voices on April 11!

April 4, 2018
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Speak Out at MARCH: The Power of Student Voices on April 11!

On April 11, CBLDF welcomes educators, students, and activists to MARCH: The Power of Student Voices, a panel discussion at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan! Please join us for this engaging panel and discussion in concert with the MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece exhibition. The First Amendment rights of students and the history of youth…

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ACLU Gets Suspension Erased from Student Activist’s Record

March 27, 2018
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ACLU Gets Suspension Erased from Student Activist’s Record

The ACLU won a partial victory in Nevada when Washoe County School District removed the record of the two-day suspension Noah Christiansen received for cursing at a congressman’s aide over the phone on March 14th. In a five-page response to the ACLU of Nevada, the school district’s counsel cited over 200 years of jurisprudence, that…

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Nevada Congressman Gets Student Suspended For Exercising Free Speech

March 23, 2018
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Nevada Congressman Gets Student Suspended For Exercising Free Speech

Following the National School Walkout on March 14, Noah Christiansen, a 17 year old student at McQueen High School in Reno, NV was given a two-day suspension for calling his congressman and exercising his First Amendment rights, complete with the f-word. The Washington Post covered Christiansen’s exact words in more detail, “I just said, ‘I believe…

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Students – Know Your Rights!

March 1, 2018
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National Coalition Against Censorship has published a shareable guide to First Amendment rights for student protesters. The resource explains what parts of the students’ rights of assembly and speech are protected under the First Amendment, and what actions can be risky or get a protest legally shut down. The NCAC designed the guide so that…

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West Allegheny Students Petition for Freedom to Read

June 27, 2016
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West Allegheny Students Petition for Freedom to Read

About 200 students of West Allegheny High School in western Pennsylvania have signed a petition asking that the full text of Jeannette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle be restored to the ninth grade reading list, after the assignment was modified earlier this year so students only read excerpts from the book. Parents had complained about…

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