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Banned Books Week 2023: All Events

Banned Books Week 2023: All Events

Book Reading and Discussion - "Don't Silence Me: Gender, Sexuality, and the Danger of Banning Books"

Students in WGS 210 (Intro to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) host this book reading and discussion focused on books banned due to issues of gender and sexuality.  They will read short passages from banned books to amplify and elevate oppressed voices, and they will lead a discussion around issues of censorship, identity, and sexuality.  You do not have to have read any of the books to participate in the discussion.
Faculty facilitator of this event: Dr. Anthony Mangieri 

Monday, October 2, 2:30pm-3:45pm
McKillop Library, First Floor

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"A Source of Self-Regard: Reflections on Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye"

This student project presentation enables students to engage with Morrison’s exploration of cultural fault lines, freedom, and the African American presence in American literature.
Faculty facilitator of this event: Dr. Ikea Johnson

Tuesday, October 3, 11am-12:15pm
McKillop Library, First Floor

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"Teaching While Banned: Perspectives from Current Public School Teachers"

Attend this virtual panel where Salve alumni who teach in grades 7-12 schools share what it’s like to teach in an environment where the threat of censorship is present. How does it affect their students and pedagogical choices? How does it affect the classroom climate? How does it differ from district to district and state to state? 
Faculty facilitators of this event: Dr. Tracy Pelkowski, Dr. Matthew Ramsey, Dr. Donna Harrington Leuker, Dr. Timothy Neary

Tuesday, October 3, 7am-8pm
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Theatrical Presentation and Exploration

The theatre program is creating an original play about banned books and is looking for community voices. On October 5th, the theatre program will present a piece in the works which will actively seek audience input and perspective. Using a technique from Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed theories, Forum Theatre demonstrates a typical scenario experienced around a theme (in this case, banned books and censorship), and asks audience members to speak back to the actors about what could have happened or should have happened. Actor replay with audience input. Come have your voice heard and see how it plays out!
Faculty facilitator of this event: Professor Sarah Ploskina

Thursday, October 5, 4pm-6pm
McKillop Library First Floor

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Monday, October 2, 2023
All Day Event
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