The DePaul University Library and the University Center for
Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) are honored
to be among seven recipients of $1,000 grants from the Freedom to Read
Foundation’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.
The grant supports events planned to celebrate Banned Books Week,
September 21-27, 2014.
This will be the fourth year the
DePaul University Library and UCWbL have collaborated to provide Banned
Books Week programming to the DePaul community.
Planned for the fall are a special interview on the UCWbL’s scrawl radio
program; a banned books read-out and “pop-up shop” in the DePaul Student
Center, where members of the DePaul community can read passages from banned
books aloud and then check out books to take home; and a panel discussion
featuring DePaul faculty, staff, and a member of the community recently affected
by a book challenge.
Banned Books Week is an annual,
international celebration of the freedom to read, begun in 1982 to draw
attention to the issue of increased challenges to books in libraries. The Freedom to Read Foundation has awarded
grants for Banned Books Week events via the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund since
2010. The DePaul University Library
and the UCWbL hope that you will join us this fall for the Banned Books Week festivities.