Ava DuVernay, Diane Warren, Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Julie Brown Honored at PEN America 2019 LitFest Gala
Last night, PEN America hosted their 2019 LitFest Gala in Los Angeles, a celebration of free expression and the literary arts that honored some of the brightest names in… More
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Soccer sportswriter Grant Wahl has died while covering the #NEDvsARG quarterfinal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. NPR reported previously that Wahl was prevented from entering one stadium in Qatar in November because he was wearing a rainbow t-shirt. https://www.npr.org/2022/12/09/1142054844/grant-wahl-soccer-writer-dies-qatar-world-cup
#Indonesia’s new criminal code outlawing sex outside marriage and potentially curbing free speech is spurring uncertainty among tourists & expatriates. The law could also deter foreign travel, undermining the economies of tourism-reliant places like #Bali. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-12-07/new-sex-laws-explained-what-bali-indonesia-tourists-expats-need-to-know
There was already so much to love about @BKLYNlibrary- Now they & @PENamerica have this initiative to teach high school students how to work to #StopBookBans.👏
Register here: https://pen.org/freedom-to-read-advocacy-institute-spring-2023-online/
@VotersTomorrow #UniteAgainstBookBans #BannedBooks #FreeTheBooks #Advocacy