The PEN Ten with Marge Piercy
Even very dangerous books are worth reading, if only to know my enemy. I don’t think anybody has the right to censor another person’s ideas. More
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Tomorrow! Catch DFW-based journalists @evadcoleman @ldallen among a stellar panel of representatives from All Things Edunia, Dallas CORE, @BlackVotersMtr, and @RYHTexas at @TPHDallas for "Fake News" or Not? https://pen.org/event/panel-discussion-at-the-potters-house-of-dallas-fake-news-or-not/
More than 1,600 books were banned in schools and libraries during the 2021-2022 school year. The most frequently banned books were those that included #LGBTQ themes and addressed issues of race and #racism. https://pen.org/report/banned-usa-growing-movement-to-censor-books-in-schools/ #BannedBooks #Censorship
One thing that often gets lost in the R “parental rights” narrative is that they are bullying & refusing to hear the concerns of parents that are also educators, elected officials on the other side of the aisle, and free speech proponents like Nadine Farid Johnson of @PENamerica.