Panel on Censorship Is Part of Banned Books Week

September 21, 2018
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Columbus, IN (Sept. 21, 2018) – IUPUC will be teaming with Ivy Tech Columbus to host a panel discussion that touches on how the “#metoo” movement might affect the way books written by authors accused of sexual assault and misconduct are treated by the public, as well as other issues related to intellectual freedom.

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 26 from 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. in the student commons at the Columbus Learning Center (4555 Central Ave., Columbus, IN). Panelists for the discussion include Dr. Lisa Siefker-Bailey, IUPUC Senior Lecturer in English; Patrick Nevins, Ivy Tech Columbus English Program Chair; Christina Kelley, Bartholomew County Public Library Teen Services Librarian. The event is free and open to the public.

Banned Books Week was founded in 1982 by prominent First Amendment and library activist Judith Krug, and is celebrated each year during the last week of September. It is sponsored by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, the Association of University Presses, The National Coalition Against Censorship and others. This year’s theme is “Banning Books Silences Stories.”

For more information about Banned Books Week go to www.bannedbooksweek.org.  

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