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Lunch & Panel Discussion – Up to the Challenge: Facing Censorship Head-On
September 15 @ 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
As cases of censorship in schools make national headlines, they might feel far away. But these challenges, frequently targeting materials and programming with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC representation, are happening in our rural and small libraries across the country. From soft censorship to formal challenges, how can we be prepared when we need to defend intellectual freedom within our own libraries? You’ll hear from panelists who have faced these challenges head-on: a librarian, a parent and community organizer, and authors who have had their own books challenged. You’ll leave feeling prepared and energized to advocate for your collection and your community! Additional panelists to be announced soon.