The growing movement to ban books from K-12 schools and public libraries has come to California, with heated debates over titles, processes, and the right of students to learn from a diversity of voices and perspectives about topics both controversial and utterly mundane. This year, UC Irvine is spotlighting the university’s commitment to freedom of speech as a bedrock value of both the university and America’s constitutional system.
To bring deeper understanding of the incredible rise in book banning—with over 100 titles being removed from school libraries each month—the School of Social Sciences and UCI Libraries are pleased to host a panel discussion with noted authors of children’s and young adult books whose works have been banned, and with PEN America, a nonprofit founded in 1922 working to defend and celebrate free expression in the United States and worldwide.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
5:30–7:00 pm: Panel Discussion
7:00–7:30 pm: Reception
School of Business 1 (SB1), 1st floor auditorium
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Event located in School of Business 1 (SB1) 1st floor auditorum, near the Social Sciences Parking Structure (4502 Campus Dr., Irvine, CA 92612).
Parking permits are required on the UCI campus at all times. For campus maps and parking rates, see the UCI Parking Permits webpage. Guests are encouraged to preregister for campus permits to avoid lines at the parking structure.