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More than Empty Shelves: How Book Bans Undermine Identities and Restrict Information

October 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


Restricting access to under-represented voices is intended to invalidate marginalized identities and has no place in a healthy democracy. The opportunity to learn about experiences different than our own is a fundamental part of what allows our state, and our country, to achieve inclusive progress. As the right to access information is under attack around the country, New Jersey has an obligation to fight back, and to lead by example in defending it.

This event will be moderated by ACLU-NJ Legal Director Jeanne LoCicero. Panelists include:

  • Martha Hickson, New Jersey Library Association 2023 Librarian of the Year
  • Kasey Meehan, Freedom to Read Program Director at PEN America
  • Brielle Winslow-Majette, Deputy Director of Garden State Equality

This event will also be livestreamed on the ACLU of New Jersey’s Facebook page.


October 2, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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Princeton, 08542 United States
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