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On Feb 14, 6-7 pm, Brooklyn Public Library @BKLYNlibrary will be screening "The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On", a documentary about the controversy surrounding @SalmanRushdie's 1988 novel and the freedom of speech debate it sparked. Sign up: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/litfilm-2023-satanic-central-library-dweck-20230214
In "When the Smoke Cleared: Attica Prison Poems and Journal" (@DukePress, 2022), Celes Tisdale collects poems by students in who participated in the poetry workshop he ran at Attica prison in the wake of the 1971 prison riots https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/the-poetry-of-a-prison-uprising #BlackHistoryMonth
Are you ready to take action against book bans in your community? Join us Tuesday 1/31 at 7:30pm EST to learn what new trends and targets are emerging in books bans and what tactics to expect from right-wing extremists groups going forward. http://go.redwine.blue/yu1