NCAC Set to Host First Annual ‘Stand-Up for Free Speech’ Comedy Benefit

By |2023-10-25T12:46:42-04:00October 24th, 2023|Events, News|

NEW YORK— The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), in partnership with the New York Comedy Festival, is thrilled to announce the inaugural first annual comedy benefit, 'Stand-Up for Free Speech,’ hosted by Judy Gold. Event Tickets are $30, and all proceeds will support NCAC and its work to defend free speech.  'Stand-Up for Free Speech' will take place on [...]

NCAC and SPLC to co-host an online event on fighting for press freedom in U.S. high schools

By |2023-02-23T21:10:41-05:00January 30th, 2023|Blog, Events, News, Press Releases|

NEW YORK - Student journalists play an essential role in their schools by covering complex and, at times, controversial issues that aim to broaden interest in contemporary issues among their peers and community members. The National Coalition Against Censorship's (NCAC) Student Advocates for Speech (SAS) project and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) will host Fighting for Press Freedom: [...]

National Coalition Against Censorship to Celebrate Free Speech Defenders

By |2023-09-15T18:13:46-04:00November 9th, 2022|Blog, Events, News, Press Releases|

NEW YORK— Each year National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), an alliance of 59 of the nation’s leading education and publishing organizations, recognizes the notable contributions of Free Speech Defenders whose activism has had a profound impact on the protection of First Amendment rights in schools, libraries, and publishing. Tony Award Winner Daniel J. Watts is the host of the star-studded event [...]

Art Auction 2019

By |2020-10-09T11:05:13-04:00October 8th, 2019|Events|

The National Coalition Against Censorship is grateful to the incredible artists who have generously donated to this year's NCAC Art Auction. The works will be displayed on Monday, November 11th at Let Me Speak: A Celebration of Free Speech and Its Defenders, NCAC's annual benefit in New York City. The auction is hosted online by Paddle8. The auction is [...]

Texas Banned Books: Questions & Answers, a panel on censorship

By |2020-01-02T15:08:20-05:00September 26th, 2013|Events|

TXBBQ&A will be an interactive roundtable discussion about the real, relevant state of censorship in Texas. The conversation will center on Texas schools and values, books in prison, freedom of the press and the right to read. 9/26, free and open to the public. Part of Banned Books Week 2013!

Film Contest 2012: You’re Reading What?!?!

By |2020-01-03T14:24:29-05:00July 10th, 2013|Events|

  Join us for a free afternoon of films and discussions with the winners of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Film Contest! We'll also feature youth-made films from partners, and a special live performance! FREE. Saturday, March 30th 1pm-4pm. Doors open at 12:45pm. New York Film Academy Screening Room 100 East 17th Street in Manhattan N, Q, R, W, 4, [...]

Censorship: An Open Discussion About Disguising The Provocative

By |2020-01-03T14:24:26-05:00May 6th, 2013|Events|

7pm Monday, May 6 at the Strand on Union Square. Why is one piece of art more disturbing than another? Why is some sexual content too graphic? Where do we draw the line? And why do we draw it? Come to our panel of artists who’ve thought about this issue, and have pushed the envelope time and time again hoping to keep their work clear of imposed limitations.

Celebration of Marjorie Heins’ New Book Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, & the Anti-Communist Purge

By |2016-01-15T11:48:47-05:00February 13th, 2013|Events|

NCAC invites you to a book party for Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, & the Anti-Communist Purge by Marjorie Heins. Wednesday, February 20, 6pm-8pm at NCAC's 19 Fulton Street office.

NCAC Teams with CBLDF For 50 Shades of Banned: A Celebration of Erotic Literature

By |2020-01-03T14:24:23-05:00September 25th, 2012|Events|

On October 2, celebrate Banned Books Week with an evening of stirring readings from erotic classics at Fifty Shades of Banned: A Celebration of Erotic Literature. The event starts at 8 PM at the Village Pourhouse on 64 3rd Ave (11th Street Entrance, across from Webster Hall) and benefits NCAC and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Culture Wars: Then And Now, at the Corcoran In Partnership with Transformer and NCAC

By |2020-04-08T10:45:28-04:00March 15th, 2011|Events|

**Update: Videos added** On Saturday, March 26, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, along with partners Transformer and NCAC presented a symposium examining past and present debates about freedom of expression and public support for the arts.

NCAC Receives NYLA/SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award

By |2016-01-15T11:48:30-05:00December 6th, 2010|Events|

The New York Library Association awarded the National Coalition Against Censorship the 2010 NYLA/SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award. The award is given to an individual or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to, and taken action, to further the cause of intellectual freedom in the state of New York.

Playwrights On Censorship

By |2020-01-03T14:18:20-05:00June 2nd, 2010|Events|

The Free Speech Leadership Council gathered on June 23, 2010 for “Playwrights on Censorship: A Conversation with Edward Albee, David Henry Hwang, Terrence McNally, and Adam Rapp.” Time Out New York’s Theater Editor David Cote moderated the discussion and Jane Friedman hosted the event in her Manhattan home.

The Real Story Behind THE METAL CHILDREN: Censorship and Literature

By |2016-01-15T11:48:30-05:00June 1st, 2010|Events|

On Friday, June 11 at 6:00pm, at Barnes & Noble in NYC, the Vineyard Theatre presents a discussion on censorship and literature. Using Adam Rapp's personal experience as a starting point, Joan E. Bertin, Brett Gary and Mr. Rapp himself, with moderator Jeremy McCarter, will discuss the larger implications of censoring literature both in the classroom and beyond. The panel discussion is being presented in conjunction with Vineyard Theatre's world premiere production of Adam Rapp's play THE METAL CHILDREN.

Youth Voices Uncensored

By |2020-01-03T13:37:30-05:00March 2nd, 2010|Events|

Join us, Reel Works, Global Action Project and Kahlil Almustafa at the New York Film Academy on March 27th from 1-4pm for an afternoon of youth films, fun prizes, and great performances! Meet the winners of the 6th Annual YFEN film contest and make connections while exploring the power of youth-media. It's FREE and open to the public!

Exposing the Censor Within: The Installation

By |2020-01-03T13:38:06-05:00February 2nd, 2009|Events, Updates|

  Were there times you were afraid to speak up? Do you sometimes wish you spoke your mind more? Do you wish you censored yourself more? Have you changed what you’ve written for fear it would get you into trouble? In your art, music, writing, or filmmaking do you ever stop yourself from doing what you want because you are [...]

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