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Banned Books Week: A Community Conversation on Censorship

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Join Chapel Hill Public Library and Carolina Public Humanities

for a conversation about intellectual freedom and the dangers of censorship

during Banned Books Week

Topics to be covered by panelists include:

  • Professor Tori Ekstrand from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism will discuss free speech, censorship, and media law.
  • NC Deputy Director Renee Sekel of Red Wine and Blue, a national advocacy network of Democratic suburban parents, will discuss their campaign against book bans.
  • Education representatives from local school districts have been invited to speak about the impact of book challenges.

Banned Books Week is an annual, national celebration of your freedom to read, held September 18 – 24 this year. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 22 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Cost:  This event is free and open to the public.  No registration required.

Details

Date:
September 22
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizers

Carolina Public Humanities
Private: Chapel Hill Public Library

Venue

Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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Phone:
919.968.2777
Website:
http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/