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Shine the Light on Censorship


This year's Banned Books Week is Sept. 22 - Sept. 28, but the fight for intellectual freedom takes place every day in every county in Virginia. That's why the ACLU is joining hands with independent bookstores across the commonwealth to celebrate Banned Books Week and shine a spotlight on this important issue.

Join ACLU attorney Nicole Tortoriello and Hooray for Books! owner Ellen Klein to talk about government censorship, what it looks like in public schools and public libraries, and what you can do about it. Additionally, the discussion will address efforts to ban books in prisons and jails in Virginia and how you can help expand access to books behind bars.

Come have a chat with us and take home some Banned Books Week swag!

Earlier Event: September 23
Meet the Author: Winifred Conkling
Later Event: September 27
Home of the Free Pizza Party