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Here is where you will find recorded presentations to help you explore the whos, whys and hows of intellectual freedom, and the societal issues that are behind many of the challenges we are seeing today. Use the webinars and video presentations on this page as tools to kick off conversations with your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. If you are looking for group trainings or short courses, visit our Training Resources page.

Reading is a Right: What Parents Need to Know about Book Bans and Pushing Back

Panelists: Stacy Collins, Meenal McNary, Keiawanna Pitts, Tiernee Pitts, Elizabeth Hahn, Kyle Lukoff

Moderated by Dr. Lucy Santos Green

Banned Books Week

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Serving Multicultural Communities in Public Libraries

Presented by Dr. Thomas Crisp, Associate Professor of Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Georgia State University

Navigating Banned/ Challenged Books

Presented by Stephanie Sendaula, Programming & Outreach Specialist, LibraryLinkNJ: The New Jersey Library Cooperative

When Books Are Threatened, Where Do We Turn?

Presented by Dr. Emily Knox, Associate Professor of Information Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Ibram Kendi, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Nic Stone

An Evening with Tressie McMillan Cottom

Presented by Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

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