- Francine Prose: Introduction to Bringing Down the Great Firewall of China
Francine Prose: Introduction to Bringing Down the Great Firewall of China
On the eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, PEN honored the more than 40 writers and journalists imprisoned in China. Acclaimed authors came together to lend voice to the silence that threatens the lives and work of these writers.
With: Edward Albee, Russell Banks, Chen Pokong, Chime Dolma, Philip Gourevitch, Jessica Hagedorn, Jianglin Li, Hari Kunzru, Rick Moody, Martha Southgate, and Francine Prose
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UPDATE. Now being unbanned...
Following our outcry @PENamerica, the Alpine school district in UT will *no longer* be removing 52 books outright, but "temporarily restricting" them, so that parents can opt their kids into being allowed to read them if they so choose. #FReadom /1 https://twitter.com/PENamerica/status/1554209510134525952
The Vandegrift High School #BannedBookClub is one of many teen-led efforts nationwide.
“Teachers are afraid of losing their jobs,” @jonfreadom said. “Principals only have so much that they can do in the face of school boards. But students can protest. Students can speak out.”
How do books end up banned in schools? It’s not the rational process you might think it is, explains #PENAmerica’s book bans expert @jonfreadom (Jonathan Friedman). In one #Florida school district, a warning label has been stuck on a book about babies. #censorship #freadom #1A