Thursday, September 29, 2011

More groups that fight Censorship!

In honor of Banned Books Week, here is a shor list of nonprofit organizations committed to preserving your right to read freely. You can join any one of these to show your support and stay informed about First Amendment issues! (Thanks to the American Library Association for these links).

The Freedom to Read Foundation is the only organization in the US whose primary goal is to protect and promote the First Amendment in libraries. Members receive a quarterky newsletter, The FTRF News. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression promotes and protects the free exchange of ideas, particularly those contained in books, by opposing restrictions on the freedom of speech.

The National Coalition Against Censorship is an alliance of 50 national nonprofits, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups that works to educate both members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose it.

And yes, this geek blogger's favorite:

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund works to protect free speech in comics by supporting First Amendment rights for members of the comics community, fans, and professionals alike. (Gotham City Public Library librarian Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, would surely approve).

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