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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Off the Shelf: Book Challenges, Bans and Promoting Inclusive Literature

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Zoom
Date Tue, Oct 3, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Book challenges and bans have been increasing across the country, both in schools and districts where laws have been passed, but also where no formal rules, restrictions or laws exist. When large scale book bans take place, it affects young people's ability to see themselves reflected in books. It also impacts their ability to gain an understanding of and empathy for people who are different than themselves, which contributes to antisemitism, racism and all forms of bias.

Join ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and AASL (American Association of School Librarians) to learn more about book challenges and bans and explore actions that can be taken.

Panelists include children's book author Kelly Yang, librarian Dr. Jennifer Sturge, student Annika Singh and others.

Q&A will follow the presentation.

Register here.

ADL Code of Conduct
ADL is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive and respectful environment for its virtual programs. We do not condone any forms of bias, harassment, or intimidation. This conduct includes, but is not limited to, language and behavior that intimidates, attacks, or threatens someone and/or their work; language and behavior that is vulgar, obscene, and abusive; name-calling; taunting; and/or any conduct referencing or directed at an individual or group that demeans that person or group on the basis of their identity including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, immigration status, etc.

Any attendee engaging in or believed to be engaging in conduct in violation of this policy will be immediately ejected without notice or warning. ADL has sole discretion in determining whether a code of conduct violation has occurred. By registering, attendees agree to the terms of this policy

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