Be a ‘champion’ of freedom of expression,Written by Shannon Wermer | | firstname.lastname@example.org
UT’s Banned Books Week Vigil will take place Sept. 25, in the Center for Performing Arts on Main Campus.
This year will be the 11th anniversary for the daylong event that celebrates the right to read and think freely as part of the American Library Association Banned Books Week.
Faculty, staff, students and community members are encouraged to show their support for the right to read by purchasing books from the American Library Association’s most banned list that will be given out as door prizes throughout the vigil. The books cost between $9 and $15.
Sept. 15 is the deadline to buy books. Some books on this year’s most banned list include “Where’s Waldo?” Harry Potter, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Patrons’ names will be inscribed in plates in the books, acknowledging their gifts and listing them as a “Champion of Freedom of
Those interested in purchasing a book should contact Colleen Strayer, general manager at the UT Bookstore, at (419) 530-2516 or at email@example.com.
Specific books from the list may be purchased; cash donations also will be accepted and works purchased accordingly.
Faculty members may bring classes to the program. Attendance vouchers will be offered, and light refreshments will be served.
“It takes a campus community to make our celebration of the right to read and think freely a success,” said Dr. Paulette D. Kilmer, UT associate professor of communication.
For more information, contact Kilmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (419) 530-4672.