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Banned Books & the Law

October 2, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

The First Amendment is one powerful tool to fight book bans, but the legal issues are increasingly complex. State and local legislatures and courts have become heavily involved in both book banning and the prevention of book bans in recent years.

Join us for a discussion with Cheryl Davis, general counsel of the Authors Guild, who will explain the legal issues to know about book bans and her organization’s advocacy work to protect free speech and access to books. Heather Fleming, founder of grassroots organization Missouri Equity Education Partnership, will talk about the myths and realities of book bans today.

A Q&A will follow the presentation; you can pre-submit a question when registering for the event. A recording will be made available for those who cannot attend live.

The event will take place via Zoom with automatic closed captioning. To request any other accessibility features, please email support@authorsguild.org and we will make every effort to accommodate.

Thank you to Missouri Equity Education Partnership for collaborating on this event for Banned Books Week.


Cheryl Davis, general counsel, Authors Guild

Heather Fleming, founder, Missouri Equity Education Partnership


October 2, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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