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Webinar - A Higher Purpose: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom Today

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Interested in learning more about the "book ban" battles happening in libraries across the US and how they imperil the First Amendment rights of all?

Register for this free webinar and enjoy from home, or join us at the library for coffee, tea and snacks next Wednesday (3/27) at 11:00 am for the online presentation: "A Higher Purpose: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom Today" from Peter Coyl, Library Director of the award-winning Sacramento Public Library. This event is made possible by the Georgia Library Association.

A Q&A with BCLD Library Director Perry Stokes will follow.

The Georgia Library Association Carterette Series Webinars presents:

A Higher Pur​pose: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom Today
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
11am Pacific Time

Cost: Free

Description: This webinar will discuss some of the motivations behind censorship and book banning in America. We will discuss the impact of moral belief and organized thinking on efforts to remove materials from schools and public libraries, as well as historic examples of tactics being used today. We’ll also examine the difficulties in having conversations from two very drastic viewpoints and obstacles to reach a common understanding. Participants will gain a better understanding of the historic underpinnings of today’s attacks on materials related to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC experiences.

To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page
2. Complete and submit the form.
3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration from Zoom.

The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site approximately 1 week after the live program.