Friday, September 23, 2011

Celebrate Banned Books Week with PTK and the Library!

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

Phi Theta Kappa wants YOU to help fight censorship!

Several events are planned that you don't want to miss.

Check out this student-made VIDEO and these activities:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011: Self-Censored Day

Make a vow of silence in between
classes, and during free time to
experience how censorship limits
freedom and self-expression.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011: Read-Out Event

Join us in the library from
2:30pm-3:30pm for readings of
banned literature, and a panel on why
(and how) some books are banned.

Thursday, September 29, 2011: A Night of Reflection

Meet at Books-A-Million in Hixson
at 6:30pm for a group discussion about
censorship, and how we are all affected
by it. (Students get a 10% discount!)

If you've read any of these classics, you're a Banned Book Reader!
Aren't you proud?!

The Great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye
The Grapes of Wrath
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Color Purple
Lord of the Flies
Of Mice and Men
Brave New World
Gone With the Wind
Lord of the Rings
A Clockwork Orange
Sophie's Choice
A Separate Peace


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