Pulaski Tech's celebration of Banned Books Week continues through Oct. 5 with readings from banned and challenged materials performed by faculty and staff and with a panel discussion entitled "Shock of the New: Visual Art and the College Experience."
The purpose of Banned Books Week is to celebrate the freedom to read banned or challenged books, to raise awareness about material that has been banned or challenged in a variety of settings, and to discuss issues relating to intellectual freedom.
Schedule of Readings:
Tuesday, Oct. 2, Campus Center Plaza (main campus)
Wednesday: October 3, on the Campus Center Plaza (main campus)
Pulaski Tech kicked off its weeklong Banned Books Week celebration on Monday with two lectures by Roger Newman, an author and noted authority on civil liberties and censorship.
Newman, an instructor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, spoke on "Civil Liberties, Surveillance and Terrorism." "We can never preserve our freedom by eliminating it," Newman insists. "We have come to value privacy, for example, as much as the right to speak our minds."
Newman's visit was sponsored by Pulaski Tech's Ottenheimer Library Committee and the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities.
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