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Banned Books Week: Let Freedom Read: Event Agenda & Information

This event is sponsored by SU Libraries, the Wicomico Public Library, & the Eastern Shore Regional Library

Event Agenda

  2:10-2:20 p.m. - Gather at the S. Salisbury Blvd entrance of the Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC) for an escorted tour. Tour starts at 2:20 p.m.
  2:30-2:45 p.m. - Gather at the Conway Hall Tower entrance for escort to the Dr. Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center if you do not want the GAC tour.
  2:45-3:15 p.m. - Refreshments and Conversations
  3:15-4:15 p.m. - Keynote speakers - Kelly Jensen
  4:15- 4:30 p.m. - Youth Art Contest Display
  4:30-5:30 p.m. - Panelists - Dr.Erin Stutelberg, Ms. Emma Cohn, Ms. Ashley Teagle, Allison Jennings-Roche Moderator: Mr. Seth Hershberger  
  5:30-5:45 - Closing Remarks

Panelists Publications

Jaeger, P. T. & Jennings-Roche, A. & Taylor, N. G. & Gorham, U. & Hodge, O. & Kettnich, K., (2023) “The Urge to Censor: Raw Power, Social Control, and the Criminalization of Librarianship”, The Political Librarian 6(1), 1 - 20.

Jennings-Roche, A., (2023) “Delegitimizing Censorship: Contending with the Rhetoric of an Anti-Democratic Movement”, The Political Librarian 6(1), 21 - 33.

Keynote Speaker Publications

The Banned Book Club

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) presents the Banned Book Club, where you may search your geographic location to find which books are banned in local institutions and, most importantly, read the book in their app:

Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022

Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022

Censorship by the Numbers

Censorship by numbers 2022 Let Freedom Read banner

NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) present their Intellectual Freedom Center, where NCTE has for many decades offered guidance, tools, and other support to teachers faced with challenges in classrooms and schools pertaining to texts.

BBW Official Website

Banned Books Week website