Saturday, September 26, 2015

BANNED BOOKS WEEK 2015: September 27-October 3

The Armenian Poetry Project joins the ALA's (American Library Association) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) in promoting awareness of challenges to library materials and celebrating freedom of speech during Banned Books Week.

A challenge is defined when attempts are made to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.

For more information, check the ALA's link:

Thank you for supporting the freedom to THINK.

Lola Koundakjian
Producer and Curator
The Armenian Poetry Project

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