UT Banned Books Week Vigil 2011

“BOOKS! Challenged or Banned in 2010- 2011.”

UT will celebrate the American Library Association Banned Books Week with the 14th Annual Banned Books Week Vigil on Thursday, September 29th, on the 2nd Floor of Sullivan Hall. This daylong event will feature speakers from all over campus giving 20-minute talks about topics relating to censorship and the freedom to read.

The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a greeting from UT President Lloyd Jacobs commenting on his favorite book. Scheduled morning speakers include Glenn Sheldon, David Tucker, Paul Many, Warren Woodbury, and Sumitra Srinivasan. At noon Sharon Barnes, Women’s and Gender Studies, will give the keynote address, “Dumbledore’s Gay?! Ten Years of Religious Suppression of Harry Potter.”  Scheduled afternoon speakers include Rene Heberle, Carter Wilson, Larry Wilcox, Ben Pryor, and Tom Barden. Jason Mack, Web editor, of the Toledo Free Press will conclude the day at 4:30 p.m. Afternoon events include the screening of a short film, “The Lorax,” and the annual Banned Books Jeopardy Quiz hosted by Randiah Green and Vincent Scebbi of the Independent Collegian. Door prizes will be given throughout the day. Snacks and light refreshments will be offered.

2011 Banned Books Week University of Toledo Vigil

In Conjunction with the American Library Association

Sullivan Hall, Honors College, Room 2030

For details contact:

Professor Paulette Kilmer:  paulette.kilmer@utoledo.edu

UT Communications Department, UH 4700D

Phone: 419-530-4672

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