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Banned and Censored Media

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Books are most frequently banned or challenged if an institution or individual deems their content to be offensive.

From Cathy Michael:

This year I am promoted an event from the Ithaca City of Asylum called, "Crossing the Line about Cartooning, Free Expression and Censorship."  I've posted the event to the Engage platform.  The event is Friday October 2nd at 7 pm.

You can register for the event here directly: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/crossing-the-line-to/register?utm_source=partner.   Here is the event description:

City of Asylum Pittsburgh and Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA) in Ithaca, NY, present “Crossing the Line,” a virtual (and highly visual) conversation about cartooning, humor, free expression, and personal risk. Guests are ICOA artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina of Nicaragua and nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers of Pittsburgh. Both Pedro and Rob have paid a steep price for their work. Pedro was forced to flee Nicaragua with his family in December 2018 during a crackdown on dissent. Rob was fired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that same year for his cartoons critical of Donald Trump. They will discuss their experiences and compare cartoons before taking audience questions. The event is organized by Ithaca City of Asylum in recognition of Banned Books Week. 

From ICOA's post: "t is cosponsored by the International Cities of Refuge NetworkPEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection, and Group 73 of Amnesty International."

Use this guide to Banned and Censored Media to find books to explore and learn more about the event.  Ask a librarian to help you find a book to check out from our stacks.   

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