Each year, the Library hosts an activity in support of Freedom to Read Week. This is a fun event, but one with an important message: freedom to read, freedom to express yourself, and anti-censorship.
We always have an exhibit and we always have public readings from books which have been banned or challenged. This year, not only will people be reading from banned books, but they will be reading passages which are in themselves potentially controversial. We want to demonstrate that all these ideas and ways of expressing them, either in factual prose or in imaginary literature, have as much of a place in the public sphere as any other text that is more acceptable to a larger mass of people.
We’ve developed a list of books, but you may know your own. And of course if you can’t or don’t want to read, feel free to attend.
Please forward this invitation to students in your areas.
The event takes place February 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. on the main floor of the Library. Stop by.