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Banned Books Initiative: Panel Discussion

October 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT

Book bans and censorship affect the entire community — from librarians, authors, and journalists to teachers, community leaders, and readers of all types. This panel discussion, part of Banned Books Week, will focus on the affect of banned and challenged books on the community, as well as touch on the role of advocacy in fighting these challenges. Panelists include:

  • Lisa Bubert, Librarian 2, Nashville Public Library, Madison Branch
  • Caroline Brooks DuBois, Author
  • Anna Bernstein, Advanced Academic Coordinator, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Bellevue Middle School
  • Chris Sanders, Executive Director, Tennessee Equality Project
  • Kent Oliver, Library Consultant & former Director, Nashville Public Library
  • Emily Pendergrass, Associate Professor of the Practice of Literacy Education, Peabody College of Education & Human Development (moderator)

View Vanderbilt’s Banned Books Week programs here.


October 5, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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Central Library Community Room
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240 United States
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