On April 12, 2006, San Bernardino County Supervisor Bill Postmus ordered Paul Gravett’s Manga: Sixty years of Japanese comics removed from all San Bernardino County public libraries. The removal of the book was clearly based on objections to its content, i.e. a few sexually explicit drawings in a section about a manga subgenre.
Archives for April 2006
Harry Potter continues to face challenges in public school systems. Most often, this challenges are brought by conservative Christian parents who are concerned that the book contains "witchcraft", i.e., wizards and witches, magic, and sorcery. Want to get involved? Here’s how: On April 20, a hearing officer designated by the Gwinnett County Board of Education […]
Supervisor Bill Postmus, Chairman 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 5th Floor San Bernardino, CA 92415-0110 Fax 909-387-3029 April 20, 2006 Dear Supervisor Postmus– I am writing on behalf of the National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations united in defense of free […]
UPDATE:April 22nd, 2006: after winning a restraining order in federal court — so that administrators at Coral Academy of Science could not prevent him from reciting the poem of his choice — Jacob Behymer-Smith won 2nd place in the Nevada state finals of the "Poetry Out Loud" contest with his recitation of W.H. Auden's "The […]
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts presents: "Censorship and the Arts in America’s Culture Wars": ART, FREE SPEECH AND THE LAW: COMPARATIVE AND CONTRASTING VIEWS A panel discussion and open forum presented by The Art Students League of Denver, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Lawyers for the Arts (CoLA), Denver Public Schools and the National Coalition Against […]