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UT Banned Books Vigil 2014 Program

Celebrate the Right to

Read and Think Freely!


September 25, 2014

The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week is September 21- 27 2014.

 Carlson Library Room Fifth Floor Carl Joseph   Reading Room

Light Refreshments

Served All Day!

The Speakers:

9 a.m.    “Celebrating Reading,” Marcia King-Blandford, Interim Director, UT Libraries and Jeffrey Wilkinson, Communication Department chair.

9:30      David Tucker, The Dr. Linda Smith Lecture:  Dr. David Tucker, Department of Communication, “A Deck of Cards.”

10:30     LaVelle Ridley, UT Jesup Scott Honors Student, "Censorship in Black: Hurston, Ellison, and Baldwin." 

11          Renee Heberle, Political Science, Inside/Out Prison Exchange Project, "The Dynamics of Expression in the Invisible Prison." 

11:30    Warren Woodberry, Toledo author, "A Ban against Women's Rights and Freedoms—A Historical Perspective."

12 p.m.  Sarah Ottney, Managing Editor, Toledo Free Press, "Avoiding the Echo Chamber: The Benefit of Dissenting Opinion."

12:30    Glenn Sheldon, Jesup Scott Honors College, "President Obama's Fave Novel: Censoring Toni Morrison's SONG OF SOLOMON."

1:00      Dr. Michael Brooks, Graduate Coordinator, Department of History Bowling Green State University, "Pinball, Peep Shows, and Pulp Fiction:  A Brief History of Censorship in Northwest Ohio."

1:30       Video Moments with Stan Lee and Living Action Heroes Inspired by Comic Books.

2:00       Torrie Jadlocki, Communication Student, "Graphic and Explicit Content: The Censorship of Horror Video Games."

2:30        Jeopardy! with Amanda Eggert, Chief Editor, and Samantha Rhodes, Managing Editor, Independent Collegian.

3:00      Arjun Sabharwal, University Libraries, “Those @#%$#^ [Beep…..] Censors: What are They Looking for?”

3:30        Cindy Ramirez, English teacher at Bedford Senior High School, 3:30 p.m. or later, "You Can't Read That!!!"

4:00      Sharon Barnes, Women and Gender Studies, “Filthy Words or Uplifting Story? The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”

4:30       "Moments from Oh! Cabaret! With Irene Alby," Theatre Department.

Door Prizes and Banned Books Given Away Every Half Hour!


Fact Sheet: 2014 UT Banned Books Week Vigil

“Find a Banned Book--Celebrate the Right to Read Freely.”

What: * 17th Annual UT Banned Books Week Vigil on Thursday, September 25, in conjunction with the national American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, September 21−27, 2014.
* 20-minute presentations, free light snacks (served all day), and door prizes begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
* Door prizes and banned books will be given away every half hour! 
* The ALA slogan this year is “Have You Seen Us?  Find a Banned Book.”  “Celebrate the Right to Read Freely.”
* UT Communication Department Professor David Tucker will give the Dr. Linda Smith Lecture, “A Deck of Cards,” at 9:30 a.m.
* These sponsors have donated money, door prizes, or food:  Barry’s Bagels, Ann Lumbrezer, The Independent Collegian, Kroger Grocery Store, Lamda Pi Eta (UT Communication Honor Society), Society for Professional Journalists, New Sins Press, Phoenician Cuisine, The Toledo Free Press, UT Barnes & Noble Bookstore, UT Center for Experiential Learning and Career Development, UT Department of Art, UT Department of Communication, UT Department of English, UT Office of Excellence and Multi-Cultural Success, UT Federal Credit Union, UT Department of Foreign Languages, UT Toledo Friends of the Library Foundation, UT General Libraries, UT Greek Life (Office of Student Involvement), UT Jesup Scott Honors College, UT Marketing and Communications, UT Office of the Dean of Students, UT Student Government, UT Theatre and Film Department, and WXUT at the University of Toledo.
When: 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. on September 25, 2014 [The last presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m.]
Where: The Carl Joseph Reading Room, Carlson Library, Fifth floor near the Canaday Center
Who: UT faculty and other teachers should feel free to bring classes; we will provide attendance vouchers; faculty, staff, and Toledo area residents will give 20-minute presentations about the right to read and think freely.  The public is invited to this free event.  [The schedule is on the next page.] 
Why: We host the Banned Books Week Vigil to celebrate the right to read and think freely. We need door prizes and banned books to give away between presentations.
Become a Champion of Freedom of Expression.  Donate a banned book to be given away.  Contact the UT Bookstore or e-mail Colleen Strayer at, or phone her at 419-530-2516.  Go to banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedbydecade/2000_2009  to see a full list of banned books.
Committee:   Paulette D. Kilmer, Communication Department, 419-530-4672,; Glenn   Sheldon, Jesup Scott Honors College, 419-530-3261,; Arjun Sabharwal,  University Libraries, 419-530-4497,; and Sumitra Srinivasan,  Communication, 419-530-4671, 


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