The power of students! As demands to remove books from schools have reached a fever pitch, students have emerged as some of the most effective advocates for public access to diverse literature. Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 8:00–9:30 p.m. ET for a nationwide teach-in about how to stand up for diversity and representation on the bookshelf. The PEN America event is co-sponsored by CBLDF and is sure to be one of many teach-ins in the following months.
Learn from a range of anti-censorship experts, authors, and student activists from York, PA; Southlake, TX; and Kansas City, MO; and leave with the tools to challenge book removals, organize protests, and mobilize your community against this alarming, national trend. Speakers include authors Neil Gaiman, George M. Johnson, and Ashley Hope Pérez; free expression experts Jonathan Friedman and Christine Emeran; and student activists across the country.