Local Organizing to Combat Book Bans (April 24, 2023)

On Monday, April 24, 2023, the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE), the free speech initiative of the American Booksellers Association, hosted a virtual panel on how to fight book bans in your community. The panel discussion, "Local Organizing to Combat Book Bans," featured Chris Finan, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Censorship; Samiya Bashir, Executive Director, Lambda Literary; Vera Eidelman, staff attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project; and Zoe Perzo, Content Coordinator, ABA. It was moderated by Ray Daniels, ABA Chief Communications Officer, and David Grogan, ABFE Director. 


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Local Organizing to Combat Book Bans

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