Anythink Hosts Censorship Discussion with ACLU Representative During Banned Books Week
As part of Anythink's celebration of Banned Books Week, Sept. 22-28, 2013, Anythink Wright Farms will host an event titled "Censorship Today," encouraging attendees to analyze and discuss censorship in today's society. Led by ACLU representative, lawyer and professor Charles Nadler, this interactive discussion explores issues of censorship in education, media, employment, law and the Internet.
Attendees will learn about recent high-profile cases, current censorship law and how these have an impact on our world today. A discussion facilitated by Nadler will offer attendees a chance to talk about these important issues in an informal setting. This event is inspired by "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings," a traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum currently on display at Anythink Wright Farms. The exhibition focuses on censorship in Nazi Germany and America's response to the book burnings there.
Anythink libraries will celebrate Banned Books Week district-wide with a variety of activities and experiences for customers of all ages. Banned Books Week is the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read, bringing awareness to the hundreds of books that are challenged and banned each year.
About Charles Nadler
Charles Nadler completed his law degree in 1984 at the University Of Iowa, College Of Law. Since graduating law school, Nadler has been a partner at Nadler & Weston and has also held a variety of teaching jobs, including adjunct faculty member at Community College of Denver, Everest College and Kirkwood Community College; preceptor at Columbia College in the City of New York; and assistant professor at Central Washington State University. In 2009, Nadler was a Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Gideon Award Recipient.
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8 pm
Anythink Wright Farms
5877 E. 120th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80602
What does censorship look like today? Explore issues of censorship as they relate to education, media, employment, law and the Internet. Join ACLU representative, lawyer and law professor Charles Nadler for an interactive Q&A session regarding First Amendment rights. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.