The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) provides a forum for the discussion of activities, programs, and problems in intellectual freedom of libraries and librarians.
The IFRT Members Community group is the central hub for discussion, library and events. It is visible to all ALA members but only IFRT members can participate in the conversation.
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When: Next Week! Feb 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Register here for the Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/frostywindows.
Thaw the chill between intellectual freedom and social justice in this facilitated panel followed by break-out room listening sessions. As libraries undertake important work to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging, questions arise about ethical commitments to intellectual freedom, including issues of censorship, privacy, and complicity with hate, exclusion, and exploitation. Panelists will discuss current thinking and practice on these challenging issues. After the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to share their perspectives with panelists in break-out room listening sessions. Discussion questions include:
Panelists include: Loida Garcia-Febo, Rhonda Evans, Amanda Vazquez, Shannon Oltmann, Laura Koltutsky, Desmond Wong, and Rae-Anne Montague, with Martin Garnar moderating.
Link to the blog post: Intellectual Freedom Blog Post about the eventLooking forward to seeing you there!
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