Counteracting Book Bans Through Libraries

Access to knowledge is essential for the maintenance of a democratic society. Providing this access equitably is the core service libraries provide. Works by and about Black, brown, and LGBTQIA+ authors are being removed from library bookshelves. This session will convene a group of library leaders to look at what is causing this push, how libraries are responding, and how educators, librarians, and community leaders together can ensure libraries remain spaces for people to engage with knowledge.

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John Bracken

Digital Public Library Of America

Tracie D. Hall

American Library Association

Kelvin Watson

Las Vegas-Clark County School District

This event will be in person

Details

Format:

Talk

Type:

Session

Track:

Community Initiatives

Level:

Basic Understanding

Focus Area:

K-12 Education