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Rally for the Right to Read: A Banned Books Week Event
October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The premier of a video of Ibram X. Kendi‘s motivating and moving speech from Rally for the Right to Read is being shown on the big screen in WOW. Kendi’s speech is both a rallying cry and a love letter to library professionals, educators and advocates across the nation.
Introduced by Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association, in conversation with Chris Jackson, EVP, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World — this hour-long webinar will celebrate the right to read and the role of educators and librarians in providing access for all.
Representatives from Unite Against Book Bans will also join the webinar to share resources and offer a myriad of ways that viewers can join in the fight for the freedom to read.
Ibram X. Kendi is an award-winning, best-selling author of books for adults and children. He is a professor of Humanities and director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. Dr. Kendi’s books include Stamped from the Beginning, How to Be an Antiracist, How to Raise an Antiracist and How to be a Young Antiracist. He is the recipient of the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship.