Banned Books Week 2019: Freedom to Read
Charis Books and Reforming Arts, in partnership with PEN America, joined to discuss some of the contemporary challenges to free speech and reading that we all face. The evening included a special emphasis on the challenges to free speech and free reading that people incarcerated in Georgia and around the United States face. Attendees learned more about how to support arts organizations like Reforming Arts and PEN America and how to help fight against book banning in schools and prisons. The event highlighted some of the books recently banned in the United States and talked about why LGBTQIA+ content is especially in danger of censorship in schools and in prisons.
The event was free and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation.