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Banned Books Week: Conversation on Censorship

Join Chapel Hill Public Library and Carolina Public Humanities for a conversation about intellectual freedom and the dangers of censorship during Banned Books Week. Topics to be covered by panelists include:

  • Professor Tori Ekstrand from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism will discuss free speech, censorship, and media law.
  • NC Deputy Director Renee Sekel of Red Wine and Blue, a national advocacy network of Democratic suburban parents, will discuss their campaign against book bans.
  • Education representatives from local school districts have been invited to speak about the impact of book challenges.

Banned Books Week is an annual, national celebration of your freedom to read, held September 18 – 24 this year. The theme of this year’s event is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.”