Speak Out & Celebrate the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week (September 21 – 27)

Thursday, September 25 at 12:05pm to 1:10am

Gannett Center, Main Floor near Reference

What do Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Bluest Eye, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Bridge to Terabithia, The Kite Runner, and Lord of the Flies have in common?   These books have all been banned and/or challenged.bannedBooksWeek

The Ithaca College Community is invited to participate in a Virtual Banned Books Read Out on Thursday, September 25th from 12:05 to 1:10 pm in the Ithaca College Library.  The Library will have a video recording booth set up on the main floor, right as you walk in. We’ll edit together all the readers into a short film to be posted on the Library’s website and YouTube channel.  Bring along your favorite banned selection — 3 minutes of material is perfect. We’d love to know why you chose your selection and how it impacts you.  Choose any material from banned books to suppressed media articles to foreign screenplays.  If you’d like to participate, but don’t have a selection in mind,  the Library will have some of our favorite banned materials available.  For ideas about choosing a banned item to read or if you’re interested in learning more about Banned Books Week, check out the Library’s Banned and Censored Media page 

Visit the Events Calendar page and spread the word: http://events.ithaca.edu/event/speak_out_celebrate_the_freedom_to_read_during_banned_books_week_september_21_-_27#.VBGw_y5dVEd