Inclusive Reading Club: Censorship: Who Decides What We Can Read? Online
Join the IRC for a conversation on book challenges in various settings. A book challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict access to materials, often in libraries and classrooms. A book ban is the actual removal of those items. In 2022, there were 2,571 unique titles challenged, according to the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. Reasons for these challenges span various themes; LGBTQIA+ content; sexually explicit content; equity, diversity, & inclusion content; etc. The IRC will talk with librarians and teachers about their experiences with challenges, how they respond, and how they can best serve the needs of the communities in which they work.
Get started with the readings on the IRC's message board.
This will be a hybrid program. You may join us in-person on the second floor of the library or via Zoom. All registrants will receive a Zoom link.
This IRC event is managed collaboratively by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention and McKillop Library. Rose Albert (she, her, hers) is Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, email@example.com. Regina Connolly (she, her, hers) is Education and Instruction Librarian at McKillop Library, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a hybrid event. Please register if you'd like to attend via Zoom. If you'd like to attend in person, registration is optional. The IRC meets in the library's second-floor classroom.
- Thursday, October 19, 2023
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- McKillop Library - Second Floor
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.