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Celebrating Intellectual Freedom: a Banned Books Week event

October 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


In 2023, PEN America reports a historical increase of challenged and banned books, particularly those written by Black and LGBTQ+ authors. With North Carolina now facing additional censorship and limits to the freedom of student self-expression in schools with bills like Senate Bill 49 becoming law, it is time to come together this fall to continue telling our stories and elevating the voices of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth and families.

ACLU-NC invites you to join us on Monday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. for a panel discussion on the importance of having access to our stories from the perspectives of librarians, students and school board members.

This event is free and is open to all who wish to attend, we especially extend invitations to school aged readers, families, educators, school staff, and all who wish to see an end to banned books.

Parking is available immediately outside the Reuter Center and in All Permit lots on campus (parking areas are marked in orange on the campus map). Parking is free for visitors and no permit is required after 5 p.m.

Thank you to our sponsors, OLLI (the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), Campaign for Southern Equality, and the UNC Asheville Political Science Dept.

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UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center
300 Campus View Road
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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