Today, the National Coalition Against Censorship applauded the decision of the Elgin Area School District U-46 to return Judy Blume’s "Forever" to the shelves of the district’s middle school libraries. The decision to reinstate "Forever" came as the result of a 5-2 vote by the School District U-46 Board on January 22, 2002.
Archives for January 2002
Always on the alert for "offensive" art work, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has once more found a target: the work of Spanish artist Antoni Miralda exhibited at Copia, Napa Valley's new food, wine and arts museum. The exhibition, "Active Ingredients," which runs through April 22, features specially commissioned food-related works by […]
After delaying it for approval by its acting chair, Richard Martin, the National Endowment for the Arts rejected funding for performance artist William Pope.L’s eRacism retrospective exhibition. The exhibition was scheduled to take place in 2002 at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art. MECA?the lead applicant in a consortium proposal […]
Kudos to Ida Deyton and her crusade to remove Harry Potter from our schools. To further her agenda, I propose that we have an old-fashioned book burning—a real night of family fun!
Winner of the American Library Association’s 2002 Eli M. Oboler Award for the Best Work in the Area of Intellectual Freedom Not In Front Of The Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth by Marjorie Heins Published by Hill and Wang 2001 Now in paperback! Purchase from Powells: From Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter, […]