NCAC has partnered with the Freedom To Read Foundation and other library, education, and free speech organizations in filing an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Arce v. Huppenthal, arguing that a statute which led to the disbanding of Tucson’s Mexican American Studies (MAS) program violates Arizona students’ First Amendment rights.
Archives for November 2013
NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project organized and sent a letter, cosigned by eight other organizations, to the Watauga County School District reconsideration committee regarding a challenge to Isabel Allende’s "House of the Spirits." The book is being taught in 10th grade honors English.
**Victory! San Bernardino County Restores Artwork! NCAC congratulates artists, community members, and ACLU for defending First Amendment principles** Read the whole story in the San Bernardino Sun. This past September, NCAC received a call from an artist outraged at the removal of three paintings from the Hispanic National Heritage Art Exhibition at the San […]
In a letter to members of Congress, NCAC and other civil society groups, companies and investors call for a complete overhaul of government surveillance. The letter demands transparency and oversight ahead of a U.S. Senate Judiciary hearing on 21 November on “Oversight of U.S. government surveillance authorities.”
Renowned artist Kara Walker goes “off-script” for a moment at NCAC’s Free Speech Matters Celebration to raise the possibility of “the censor as an opportunity” in the context of art, before presenting a Free Speech Defender award to Newark Public Library Executive Director Wilma Grey. In 2013, Grey courageously restored a display of a controversial […]