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UT Banned Books Vigil 2013 Program

16th Annual Banned Books Week Vigil Program

October 10, 2013, (Thursday) on the fifth floor of Carlson Library.

UT faculty and other teachers should feel free to bring classes; we will provide attendance vouchers.


9 a.m.        “Celebrating the Right to Read Freely—Welcome to a Day of Discovery,” Marcia Blandford-King, Interim Director, University of Toledo Libraries, and Paul Fritz, chair of the Communication Department 
9:30 a.m. David Tucker, Communication, "The Responsibility of Free Speech."
10 a.m. Brigitta Burks, Toledo Free Press Staff Writer, “Feminism and Censorship.”
10:30 a.m. “500 Keys”—Lisa Simpson Discovers a Secret Room Full of Banned Books at School
11 a.m. Renee Heberle, Political Science, “Speaking and Reading in Prison: Reflections on Freedom and Punishment”
11:30 a.m. Warren Woodbury, Toledo author, "Women as Defined by Men."
Noon: The Dr. Linda Smith Lecture:  " Barbara Floyd, Professor, University Archivist/Director of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, “Carl Joseph:  Crusader for Social Justice."  
1 p.m. Danielle Gamble, editor in chief of The Independent Collegian, “Hazelwood:  Freedom of the Press in High Schools?”
1:30 p.m. Torrie Jadlocki, Communication Major, “A Walk With Fear: Banned Books of the Horror Genre.”
2 p.m. Glenn Sheldon, "The Black Eden:  Idlewild, Michigan."
2:30 p.m. Jeopardy! [Game lead by Independent Collegian staff]
3 p.m. “The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs”— Catcher in the Rye Revisited by South Park 
3:30 p.m. Sharon Barnes, Women and Gender Studies, “Censorship of LGBTQ Content in Books for Youth.”
4 p.m.  Cindy Ramirez, English teacher at Bedford Senior High School, “You Can’t Teach That!”
4:30 p.m. Ed Lingan and Risa Cohen with Erika Frank, “Troubled Tunes” and “Chatting with Posey.” 
 

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Fact Sheet: 2013 UT Banned Books Week Vigil

“Discover What You’re Missing--Celebrate the Right to Read Freely.”

What: * 16th Anniversary of the UT Banned Books Week Vigil on Thursday, October 10, in conjunction
with the national American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, September 22−28, 2013.
* The short presentations, free light snacks, and door prizes begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.
* The 2013 ALA slogan is “Discover What You’re Missing—Celebrating the Freedom to read.”
* Food will include doughnut holes and bagels at 9 a.m., and finger foods at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. as well
as snacks all day! Door prizes and banned books will be given away every half hour!
* University Archivist Barbara Floyd, Director, Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections
will deliver the Dr. Linda Smith Lecture, “Carl Joseph: Crusader for Social Justice.”
* These sponsors have donated money, door prizes, or food: UT Departments and Offices: Career Services,
Department of Art, Department of Communication, Department of English, Department of Theatre and
Film, General Libraries, Friends of the Library Foundation, Honors College, Marketing and
Communications, Office of the Dean of Students, the UT-MCO Federal Credit Union, and UT Rocket
Copy; Student Organizations: Lamda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society), UT members of SPJ
(Society of Professional Journalists), The Independent Collegian, and WXUT; and Toledo Community
Sponsors: Ann Lumbrezer (massage therapist), Barry’s Bagels, Dunkin’ Donuts, Kroger Grocery Store,
Dr. Mary Humphrys, New Sins Press, Phoenicia Cuisine, Yogurt U, and The Toledo Free Press.
When: 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. on October 10, 2013 [The last presentation will begin at 4:30 p.m.]
Where: 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.
Become a Champion of Freedom of Expression: Donate a banned book to be given away as a door prize. Contact the UT
Bookstore or e-mail Colleen Strayer at Utoledo@bookstore.com, or phone her at 419-530-2516. See the full list at
www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/frequentlychallenged/challengedbydecade /2000_2009.
We need door prizes and banned books to give away between presentations.
Committee members: Paulette D. Kilmer, Communication Department, 419-530-4672, pkilmer@utnet.utoledo.edu; Glenn
Sheldon, Jesup Scott Honors College, 419-530-3261, glenn.sheldon@utoledo.edu; Arjun Sabharwal,
University Libraries, 419-530-4497, arjun.sabharwal@utoledo.edu; and Sumitra Srinivasan,
Communication, 419-530-4671, sumitra.srinivasan@utoledo.edu.
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