FREE EVENT from the Centre for Free Expression (CFE)
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 4 p.m. EDT
Zoom link: torontomu.zoom.us/j/91941276567
As schools face demands to remove books from their libraries and curriculum resources, few consider students’ views. Join a panel of students who look at recent bans — what it means for them, why it’s happening, and what schools, students, and the community should do.
Dáminí Awóyígà, high school student, Halifax Youth Poet Laureate, and founder of the Afro-Indigenous Book Club
Jayreece Whiley, 2023 valedictorian, Charles P. Allen High School, and African Nova Scotian Spoken Word Artist
Micaiah Aladejebi, student at Sackville High School, student council treasurer, and recipient of HRM Youth Volunteer Award
El Jones, poet, journalist, and assistant professor of Political and Canadian Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University.
This is a free event and no registration is required. It’s co-sponsored by Canadian School Libraries, PEN Canada