Amid Tumultuous Year, PEN America Virtual Gala Celebrates Acts of Courage and Bravery by Those Who Stand Up to Oppression
"I’m heartened to think that this assembly of not always like-minded but always like-hearted writers and thinkers and advocates—that our assembly tonight points to our power.” More
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Thank you to these authors for standing up and speaking up. @LindaSuePark Ami Polonsky @ElloEllenOh to save young people's lives and fight for their #fREADom to have access to books that reflect their reality and provide hope. Thanks to @FLFreedomRead @diversebooks @PENamerica https://twitter.com/FLFreedomRead/status/1600529718855491586
‘Putin has repeatedly claimed that Ukrainian culture and language simply don’t exist. By targeting art museums, music halls, libraries, theaters, and historical sites, he attempts to make it so.’
Brilliant @ayadakhtar for @PENamerica https://pen.org/on-war-and-cultural-erasure/
This is a worry in Tx upcoming legislative session that a punitive state law will lead districts to overreact and censor themselves out of fear. (like this district in MO removing The Hate U Give). @penamerica @uabookbans https://www.emissourian.com/local_news/st-clair-district-pulls-book-from-library-shelves-as-schools-statewide-grapple-with-new-state/article_f624eaa4-7681-11ed-b2ee-b7df4d46e30a.html