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Banned Books Week

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Learning Resources Department will once again celebrate Banned Books Week both virtually and in-person, September 19 – 23 with various events at all eight MDC campuses.

Banned Books Week - September 18 to 24, 2022

Banned Books Week 2022 - "Censorship Divides Us"

Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The event is sponsored by a coalition of organizations dedicated to free expression, including American Booksellers for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Amnesty International USA, Association of University Presses, Authors Guild, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Freedom to Read Foundation, Index on Censorship, National Book Foundation, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Council of Teachers of English, PEN America, People For the American Way Foundation, and Project Censored. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Banned Books Week also receives generous support from Penguin Random House.

Wednesday, September 21:

12:00pm

Don't Read That! 

Comic Books – Innovative! Exciting! Daring! And… dangerous? Throughout their 80+ year history, comic books have faced prohibition, prosecution, organized burnings, and governmental persecution. The MDC Graphic Novel Group invites you to join in a lively discussion of the historical, and on-going, battles faced by graphic novels and comics - from “Seduction of the Innocent” and senate committee hearings in the 1950’s, to the modern-day attacks on “Maus” and more!

Hosted virtually by the Graphic Novel Group

Banned Books Week

For more information, please contact Ani Rodriguez: 305-237-3568 or arodri57@mdc.edu.