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The National Hispanic Media Coalition Presents: The Burning of Democracy | A Banned Books Discussion (Virtual)

October 1, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT

Kicking off Banned Books Awareness Week, The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is hosting a can’t miss panel discussion, The Burning of Democracy | A Banned Books Discussion

As more and more works of literature are being banned nationwide, panelists from a wide array of diverse communities and backgrounds will gather to discuss the effects of these corrosive and antidemocratic efforts. Featuring some of the preeminent names in academia, literature, advocacy, and more, including PEN America Los Angeles director, Allison Lee, the panel will discuss the power of literature and its unique ability to inform important narratives in our society and shine a light on the struggles and successes of underrepresented communities in the United States.

The panel recording will be on the NHMC’s YouTube channel starting at 8:30 AM ET on Sunday, October 1.


Allison Lee, Los Angeles Managing Director of PEN America.

Anthony Christian Ocampo, Professor and Author of “The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race.”

Carrie Bloxson, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of Hachette Book Group.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Contributing Author of the banned book “Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed.”

Pickle, Drag Laureate of the City of West Hollywood, Drag Queen Story Hour Los Angeles.


October 1, 2023
8:30 am - 9:30 am EDT
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