PROGRAM ON BOOK CHALLENGES IN OUR SCHOOLS and LIBRARIES
Public school classrooms and public libraries, in New Hampshire and around the nation, are receiving censorship threats as the result of laws like HB2, signed into law last year by Governor Sununu. The public is invited to hear about challenges to the movement to ban books in a public presentation at the Exeter Public Library on September 20.
Co-sponsored by the Racial Unity Team, Oyster River Equity and Justice, and Exeter Public Library, the program will feature a brief history of book burning and book banning by Shawna Coppola of ORSD. Experiences and responses to calls for censorship will be presented by speakers, including Hope Godino, Director of Exeter Public Library; SAU 16 Librarian Mark Giuliucci, and SAU 16 English teacher
Joel Waskiewicz. Legal responses to HB2 will be summarized by Devon Chaffee, Executive Director of ACLU-NH. Demonstration of ways to challenge book banning demands will be given by Lori Fisher, State Library, and Julia Lanter, Assistant Director of Exeter Public Library. Emcee for this event will be Julia Lavine of the Racial Unity Team.
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Amid an unparalleled censorship bid in the U.S. that has seen more than 1,000 book titles pulled from schools within the past year, according to PEN America, the librarians at the Brooklyn Public Library are fighting localized suppression with 'Books Unbanned.'
Librarians focused on making their collections more reflective of the increasingly diverse community in their schools are now under threat by parents who deem their book selections offensive.
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This event features the perspectives of local teachers, administrators, parents and that of Devon Chaffee, Executive Director of ACLU-NH.
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