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Women in Translation Month: A Reading and Discussion
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Finalists Reading: Debut Fiction from the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards
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"When local Nebraska police came knocking in June, before Roe v Wade was officially overturned... private messages between (a 17-yo & her mother) discussing how to obtain abortion pills were given to police... The teenager is now being tried as an adult." https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/10/facebook-user-data-abortion-nebraska-police
"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