The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Intellectual Freedom and the Defense of Graphic Novels and Comic Books

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read comics. At this presentation, learn how they have been a leader in opposing censorship for nearly 30 years by performing legal aid, education, and advocacy activities in the service of the community that reads, creates, and circulates comics. CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein tells the organization's story, introducing you to the readers, retailers and artists that the organization has stood up for in court. He'll also profile their extensive education activities that range from sharing the history of comics censorship to providing letters and resources that help keep books on shelves.
In the past year, CBLDF has helped protect dozens of books, from Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis to Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. CBLDF's publications Raising A Reader and Using Graphic Novels in Education are vital tools in helping the next generation of teachers, librarians, and parents use comics to promote literacy. CBLDF Presents Manga and CBLDF's daily news blog are just two of the numerous resources the CBLDF offers in the spirit of preventing censorship by expanding education and understanding about comics. The Fund's efforts to fight censorship in courtrooms and classrooms are essential to protecting the future of comics. Learn what this small, but vital organization does, and how you can be a part of their ongoing mission!

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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