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Banned Books Week

by Lanna Gonzales on 2024-03-05T09:35:00-07:00 | 0 Comments

Banned Books 2024: A Celebration of Freedom and Literature with Erika Sanchez

We are thrilled to announce a milestone event in the advocacy for freedom of expression and literature: Banned Books 2024. This year, we take our celebration to new heights by welcoming the esteemed Erika Sanchez, a renowned advocate for literary freedom and an acclaimed author whose works have inspired countless readers.

A Champion of Literary Expression and Representation

Erika Sanchez has long been a vocal champion against the censorship of literature, using her voice and writings to illuminate the critical issues surrounding banned/challenged books, as well as Latina representation. Her commitment to defending the right to read and her contributions to literature make her an exemplary figure to lead our celebration.

Banned Books Week 2024

Banned Books Week is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read. It highlights the value of free and open access to information, while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted banning of books across the United States. The 2024 celebration, hosted by our organization, aims to not only raise awareness of the ongoing battle against book censorship but also to celebrate the victories won by authors, librarians, teachers, and readers who fight for everyone's right to read freely.

An Evening with Erika Sanchez

The highlight of Banned Books 2024 will be an exclusive event featuring Erika Sanchez. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage in discussions about the impact of censorship, the importance of accessible literature for all, and the powerful role that storytelling plays in challenging societal norms and sparking change. Erika will share her personal experiences with censorship and the inspiration behind her work. This will be an enlightening session for readers, writers, educators, and advocates alike, offering deep insights into the significance of protecting our literary culture.

Join Us in Celebration

Banned Books 2024 promises to be an unforgettable celebration of literature, freedom, and the collective effort to resist censorship. We invite everyone to join us in this important event, to stand united in the belief that every voice deserves to be heard and every story deserves to be told. The event will be held at FREIGHT on September 19th at 5pm. Dinner will be provided. 

About Our Organization

We are dedicated to promoting literacy, freedom of expression, representation and the fight against censorship. Through events like Banned Books Week, we aim to foster a community that values diverse voices and stories, advocating for a world where literature remains free and accessible to all. Join us in celebrating the power of words and the unyielding spirit of those who write, read, and fight for them! 


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