This is an invitation to the campus community to participate in Read a Banned Book Out Loud in celebration of the American Library Association’s Banned Book Week (October 1-7).
Theme: “Let Freedom Read”
This is a dangerous time for readers and the public servants who provide access to reading materials. Readers, particularly students, are losing access to critical information, and librarians and teachers are under attack for doing their jobs.”
– Deborah Caldwell-Stone, director of the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom
Sponsors: American Democracy Project, the African-American Cultural Center, Cunningham Memorial Library, the Department of Political Science, and the Multicultural Services and Program.
Activities On Campus:
Join us in the Cunningham Memorial Library Events area on Tuesday, October 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., to listen to or read a banned book out loud.
Join us in the African-American Cultural Center, on Wednesday, October 4 to read from Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Join us in Holmstedt Hall 223 on Wednesday, October 4, from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. (bring a selection to read).
Read a banned book out loud at the start of an organization, department, or unit meeting, or, have your class read excerpts from banned books. Let us know when you are reading and what you are reading. Also, post your activity on social media.
Lastly, individually or collectively, read in the quad, at the fountain, or in the Commons!