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Webinar: Ask Me Anything About Censorship
September 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
This Banned Books Week, join the conversation about access to information. Launched in 1982, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to the harms of censorship. During this presentation, ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Assistant Director Kristin Pekoll will explore
- the history of Banned Books Week and why it’s important today;
- current censorship trends (it’s not just books that are targeted!); and
- specific ways readers can stay alert about censorship.
Attendees are invited to ask questions during the second half of the program.
Sep 24, 2019 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
About Kristin Pekoll
Kristin Pekoll is Assistant Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). She is dedicated to promoting the right to read and providing education about intellectual freedom and the First Amendment. She is the author of “Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom throughout Your Library” published by ALA Editions in 2019 (http://bit.do/pekoll). Kristin shines a light on current challenges in libraries and schools and advocates for access to information through blogs, social media and presentations. As a former public librarian, she is most passionate about supporting teachers and librarians on the front lines.