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Spotsylvania County Public Schools Issue Unconstitutional Order to Remove “Sexually Explicit” Books from Libraries | UPDATED: Order Revoked

By |2021-11-16T10:35:07-05:00November 16th, 2021|News|

NCAC has objected to an unconstitutional order from Spotsylvania County Public Schools in Fredericksburg, Virginia, that “sexually explicit” books be removed from district libraries.

NCAC and Dramatists Guild Object to Cancellation of School Play with Gay Character in Hillsboro, Ohio

By |2021-11-11T17:02:26-05:00November 11th, 2021|News|

Hillsboro High School in Ohio cancelled a production of Qui Nguyen’s play, She Kills Monsters, due to “inappropriate language, profanity, homophobic slurs, sexual innuendos and graphic violence," but likely also because it features a gay character.

NCAC Responds to Troubling Censorship of College-Level Writing Class in Ohio High School

By |2021-09-22T16:27:38-04:00September 22nd, 2021|News|

NCAC has written to the mayor and joined with FIRE and PEN America in a letter to the superintendent of Hudson City Schools after controversy erupted in Hudson, Ohio, over the appearance (but not use) of writing prompts that allude to sexual experience in an optional, college-level writing course, the school seized the books from students and the mayor threatened to prosecute the school board.

Artists, Curators and Advocates Condemn Florida Mayor’s Political Censorship of Coral Gables Public Art Show

By |2021-09-28T10:46:49-04:00September 22nd, 2021|News|

In July 2021, echoing the rhetoric of the 1950s McCarthy era and in flagrant disregard of fundamental constitutional principles, Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago urged the city’s commissioners to condition city funding for Illuminate Coral Gables, a public art show, on the exclusion of two of the participating artists because of their purported political views. As artists, arts professionals and free speech organizations we are deeply troubled by demands to censor a public art show so as to penalize political viewpoints.

NCAC Applauds North Carolina Governor’s Veto of Bill Aimed at Censoring Teaching on Racism

By |2021-09-20T18:08:37-04:00September 20th, 2021|News|

The National Coalition Against Censorship applauds North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s recent veto of House Bill 324, which would have regulated the teaching of certain concepts commonly (and often mistakenly) associated with Critical Race Theory.

Coalition Calls for Biden Administration to Prioritize Privacy and Civil Liberties in Filling Vacancies

By |2021-09-08T13:58:49-04:00September 8th, 2021|News|

NCAC has joined a coalition of 20 organizations led by the ACLU in urging the Biden Administration to appoint privacy and civil liberties-minded candidates to fill the existing vacancies on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) and uphold government transparency. The PCLOB, created based on a recommendation of the 9/11 commission, was charged by Congress in 2007 to [...]

NCAC Joins 90+ Organizations in Urging Apple to Abandon Plans to Weaken Digital Privacy and Security

By |2021-08-25T14:49:14-04:00August 25th, 2021|News|

NCAC joined with more than 90 civil society groups, led by the Center for Democracy and Technology, in submitting a letter to Apple urging the company to abandon its plans to build surveillance capabilities into iPhones, iPads, and other Apple Products.  The plans, announced on August 5, 2021, are designed to protect children and reduce the spread of child sexual abuse [...]

NCAC Joins Letter Calling on Arkansas Superintendent to Reprint Censored Yearbook Pages

By |2021-08-25T11:12:00-04:00August 25th, 2021|News|

The National Coalition Against Censorship has signed on to a letter by the Student Press Law Center calling on the Superintendent of Arkansas’s Bigelow High School to reprint yearbook pages that were censored after alleged “community backlash.” The letter also asks that the Superintendent apologize to the yearbook staff and former adviser Meghan Walter who resigned due to the censorship. [...]

NCAC Objects to Removal of Artwork by Public Officials in California

By |2021-08-09T12:31:17-04:00July 26th, 2021|News|

The National Coalition Against Censorship is concerned that the City of Encinitas’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts has removed several works from an exhibition because of apparent discomfort with some of the content of those works.  The censored artist, Elena Karavodin, was selected by the city to produce a number of works for an exhibition in one of [...]

Don’t Delete Art Hosts Workshop for Artists on How to Avoid Instagram Censorship

By |2021-06-11T11:05:04-04:00June 11th, 2021|News|

On June 2, 2021, artists Dina Brodsky, Savannah Spirit, and Spencer Tunick hosted a conversation to share advice on how to tag, contextualize, or modify artwork on Instagram so as to improve its chances of not being removed. The webinar is part of Don't Delete Art, a gallery, resource center and campaign advocating for artistic freedom on social media. [...]

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