Those attending the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color conference this week - and anyone in the Kansas City area - please join the Freedom to Read Foundation at a reception on Friday from 6-7:00 p.m. at the Westin Crown Center, 1 East Pershing Road in Kansas City, MO in the Roanoke Foyer.
You don't have to be a member to stop by, relax, have a nosh, chat with friends, and learn more about the work FTRF is doing to protect the freedom to read!
Following the reception, we also invite you to attend the 50 for Freedom of Speech
event in the adjacent Shawnee Mission room. FTRF is pleased to cosponsor - with REFORMA
and Librotraficante - this celebration of Mexican American and Ethnic Studies literature and the freedom to read. The event is one of many around the country responding to the dismantling earlier this year of the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American Studies Program and the concomitant removal of books from all district classrooms.