Virtual Event for PA Residents: "Beyond Book Bans"
Maybe you have started to hear rumors that extremists are asking the school board to ban certain books in your school district.
Or maybe some books have already been banned where you are, and now they are trying to defund your public library.
Or maybe certain books are disappearing from book displays at both your local library and the bookstore in town.
These are all scenarios playing out across Pennsylvania as extremists continue their assault on intellectual freedom.
Register for this virtual event, "Beyond Book Bans" on September 27th, 2023 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
To kick off Banned Books Week, Red Wine and Blue (www.redwine.blue), a 501c3 grassroots group dedicated to helping women organize in their own communities, will present a virtual program entitled "Beyond Book Bans" on September 27th, 2023 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Featured speakers include Senator Amanda Cappelletti, school librarian Cathi Fuhrman, and Deputy Director of the EveryLibrary Institute Patrick "PC" Sweeney.
They will discuss upcoming book ban legislation in Pennsylvania, the state of school and public libraries, and actions everyday people can take to help move Pennsylvania communities beyond censorship.
There will be time for discussion at the end of the program.
Sign up here to attend this informative and engaging program and learn how you can support libraries, librarians, and library workers across the Commonwealth.