Below is NCAC’s letter to the Centro Cultural Aztlan; for background, click here. The recent removal of Anna-Marie Lopez’s work from a show at the Centro Cultural Aztlan has shaken belief in the Centro’s real commitment to the representation of a diversity of Chicano voices and has led many in the community to suspect that […]
University claims its choice to close an exhibit of visual art by Palestinian teenagers “isn’t censorship.” Brandeis student Lior Halperin (read an interview with Lior at Democracy Now!) curated “Voices from Palestine,” an exhibit of visual art by Palestinian teenagers, to bring a different viewpoint to the campus. But four days into a […]
New York Theater Workshop’s suppression of a production about Rachel Corrie is the essence of self- censorship. It is also a betrayal of the theater’s mission to “explore perspectives on our collective history and responses to the events and institutions that shape our lives.”
August 16, 2004 Mayor John W. Hickenlooper 1437 Bannock Street, Ste. 350 Denver, Colorado 80202 Dear Mayor Hickenlooper, The National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations that collaborate to defend First Amendment rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, have been alerted to the recent removal of several works […]
As organizations committed to artistic, intellectual, and academic freedom, we are concerned about the extended and apparently unwarranted investigation of Buffalo-based artist Steve Kurtz and the chilling effect it is likely to have on other artists or scholars whose work explores the border of art and science or employs harmless biological and chemical materials.