This BannedBooks Week webinar will share how to effectively support intellectual freedom. We will examine the current state of book challenges, Illinois’ legislative response, and the implications of censorship on communities with this panel of experts:
·Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian
·Monica Harris, executive director, Reaching Across Illinois Library System
·Jasmine Warga, author of challenged books; The Shape of Thunder and Other Words for Home
·Jarrett Dapier, author of Jazz for Lunch and freedom to read advocate
This presentation is co-hosted by multiple Chicago-area libraries.