Celebrate the right to read and think freely!
This inspired (and fun!) all-day event is organized by faculty and staff at the University of Toledo. Open to the public, it features 20-minute presentations about the right to read and think freely, punctuated by song, poems, doughnuts, and door prizes. When has a vigil sounded so fun? From the organizers:
“We are not a library, but we do an all day vigil to celebrate the right to read and think freely. This fall, we celebrate our 13th anniversary of joining folks around the world in joining the American Library Association’s observance of intellectual freedom during Banned Books Week. I’m attaching a fact sheet and speaker’s list of our event in case you want to use the information anywhere on your site. Even if you don’t think we belong on your map, I thought you might like to know about our event. Last year just over 500 attended our all-day event.”
Find this event on our map, and be sure to attend it if you’re in the area. More info:
When: September 30, 9 a.m. through 5 p.m.
Where: UT Honors Program Building, second floor of Sullivan Hall
Who: UT faculty, staff, and Toledo area residents will give 20-minute presentations about the right to read and think freely. Edmund Lingan and Risa Beth Cohen will sing “Three Troubled Tunes” at 5:30 p.m.