PEN America’s Free Expression Student Summit at Miami Dade College
The Assault on Black Thought: Book Banning in Florida
ANDREW HOLLERAN IN CONVERSATION – FORT LAUDERDALE
An Evening with Marlon James & Desiree C. Bailey
[VIRTUAL] Miami Book Fair in Conversation: Queer Writing on Growing Up with the AIDS Crisis
Scholl Lecture Series: Arnold Lehman in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
[VIRTUAL] Gray Areas: Human Relations and Critical Thinking in the Era of Social Media
[VIRTUAL] Strange Paradise: Four South Florida Poets on Influence & Belonging
Miami Book Fair: The Power of the Press
DARE: Facebook’s Digital Currency Could Trigger New D.C. Battles
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Another bit of sound legal judgement this week, from TX, where a judge found that conservative library board members had likely exercised unconstitutional content-based restrictions when banning books from the Llano public library. The books ordered back.
Talking to @AliVelshi, historian @TimothyDSnyder likens book bans in #Florida to Communism: “All this stuff is supposed to be anti-communist but as a historian of communism, that reminds me of some of the basic things that were wrong about communism.” https://www.huffpost.com/entry/yale-professor-ron-desantis-book-bans_n_642696c7e4b02a8d518df5a9
Douglass Mackey, also known as “Ricky Vaughn,” was convicted today of the charge of Conspiracy Against Rights. Mackey sent fraudulent messages encouraging supporters of Hillary Clinton to “vote” via text message or social media which was legally invalid. https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/social-media-influencer-douglass-mackey-convicted-election-interference-2016