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Censorship in the Palmetto State: A Panel Discussion

Date: October 5

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: McEachern Lecture Hall-  Furman Hall 214

Description: For years, we have witnessed increased attacks on books centered around LGBTQIA, race, offensive language, and more. While public and school librarians have received much backlash from the complaints, librarians, politicians, and community advocates have partnered in solidarity to help remove access barriers. Join our panel to discuss the harm of banned books, learn how community members can support librarians in their fight for intellectual freedom, and discuss the importance of standing against censorship to promote literacy to everyone who seeks to expand their knowledge. We encourage you to bring any questions you may have. 

Libraries are Worthwhile: Why We Need Them and How We Will Keep Them

Date: October 10

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Hartness Pavilion

Description: Emily Drabinski, interim chief librarian at The Graduate Center, City University of New York and the 2023-2024 president of the American Library Association (ALA) will give a talk on the importance of libraries and librarians and how we can protect them in the face of ongoing censorship attempts.