- PEN Literary Gala 2014: 2014 Digital Freedom Award: Twitter (audio)
PEN Literary Gala 2014: 2014 Digital Freedom Award: Twitter (audio)
On May 5, at PEN’s 2014 Literary Gala, Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, received the inaugural PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Digital Freedom Award for bringing new forms of expression to hundreds of millions worldwide.
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"Like most Americans, you might believe books have a settled status in our culture—that even if they contain sexual material, they’re protected by the #FirstAmendment," writes @dankois.
Now, Republicans in VA are asking a judge to change US obscenity law. https://slate.com/culture/2022/08/book-banning-republicans-gender-queer-obscenity-supreme-court.html
“When we read these books... everyone is in agreement that (they) are very educational and should be allowed in our classrooms,” says Vandegrift High School Banned Book Club co-founder Alyssa Hoy. "They start very tough conversations that need to be had.” https://nextcity.org/urbanist-news/how-teens-are-pushing-back-on-book-bans
A teacher in Florida wanted to inspire Black children with pictures of Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, Colin Powell and George Washington Carver.
He has resigned because, he alleges, a district employee removed the pictures as "age inappropriate."