College of Liberal Arts

Texas BBQ&A: a panel on censorship

Thursday Sep 26, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | UFCU Student Learning Commons, Perry-CastaƱeda Library

The University of Texas Libraries and the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin will be hosting a First Amendment panel discussion in recognition of Banned Books Week

“Texas Banned Books: Questions and Answers” (TXBBQ&A) will be an interactive roundtable discussion about the real, relevant state of censorship in Texas. The conversation will center on Texas schools and values, books in prison, freedom of the press and the right to read.

Maley Thompson of the Department of  English will moderate the discussion among five distinguished panelists:

•       Donnis Baggett, The Texas Press Association

•       Acacia O'Connor, The National Coalition Against Censorship

•       Scott Medlock, The Texas Civil Rights Project

•       Lilia Rosas, Red Salmon Press & Resistencia Bookstore

•       Rocío Villalobos, MonkeyWrench Books & Rise Up/Levanta Texas

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