SLJ Presents: A Censorship Town Hall

Presented by: School Library Journal
Event Date and Time: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT


Take the lead in defense of intellectual freedom! Learn strategies for effective coalition building, managing a crisis, and exercising legal options in the face of book banning efforts.

In this free, virtual town hall, glean practical takeaways on how to take control and feel empowered in these challenging times.

During this event you will learn:  

  • Strategies to build local impactful coalitions, including: how to gain support from a variety of local organizations, as well as parents and students; refine your message to your local community/state: develop best practices to consistently communicate about legislation, outreach, events 
  • Crisis management skills, with advice on who to call first and steps to take to protect yourself personally and professionally; when and how to form a public response 
  • Legal options, with information about: what should you do in preparation for possible legal action, and much more


Speakers include:
Martha Hickson, school librarian, winner of the 2022 Judith Krug Outstanding Librarian Award


Details to come!



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