Attend the April 28, Civic Cafe on Friday April 28, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm at the 300 Levis Faculty Center (919 W Illinois St, Urbana, IL 61801 ) Refreshments provided. Register in advance https://go.illinois.edu/CivicCafe.
In 2022, the American Library Association (ALA), reported a record number of demands to censor library books. Access to literature that tells the story of human history, or inspires change, and compels us to action, is fundamental in a healthy democracy.
Join Dr. Emily Knox, for the April Civic Café discussion. Dr. Knox is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her most recent book Foundations of Intellectual Freedom (ALA Neal-Schuman) won the 2023 Eli M. Oboler Prize for best published work in the area of intellectual freedom. Emily recently co-edited Foundations of Information Ethics published by ALA Neal-Schuman . She also edited Trigger Warnings: History, Theory Context, published by Rowman & Littlefield. Emily’s previous book, Book Banning in 21st Century America, was also published by Rowman & Littlefield and is the first monograph in the Beta Phi Mu Scholars’ Series.
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