From banned and challenged books in local and school libraries to the MPAA, censorship is part of the fabric of everyday American life, despite our collective lip service to free speech. In this special event, hear experts and community stakeholders discuss the risks of censorship, and learn about what you can do to preserve free speech.
Featuring Nora Gilbert, Assistant Professor, UNT Department of English, author of Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship (Stanford, 2013); Susan Smith, Head, Library Research Support Services, UNT Libraries; and Parents and Students from HP Kids Read, a community organization combating censorship in Highland Park ISD.
Voter registration will be available at the event.
UNT on the Square Gallery, 109 N. Elm St., Denton, TX (940) 369-8257
The UNT Libraries established UNT Speaks Out as a forum for Faculty, Staff and Students to create conversations about contemporary issues among all members of the UNT community and Denton County residents. Past topics have included Vegetarianism, Alzheimer’s disease, and Fracking, as well as the annual Human Library event. In 2015 the events are moving off campus in a partnership with the Denton Public Library and the UNT on the Square Gallery.
Visit the Censorship exhibit in the Willis Library Forum!