Speaking out: Voicing movements in the face of censorship

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Join the Index on Censorship, American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and SAGE Publishing for “Speak Out: Voicing Movements in the Face of Censorship.” In this Banned Books Week webinar, authors will engage in conversation on writing, activism and speaking out. How have they used their words to speak out about something that has been silenced? What is the difference between being a voice of and for a movement? And what will it take for the USA to be censorship free in both oral and written word?

Featured speakers include:

  • Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of various fiction works including Little & Lion, a story that touches on the intersection of race, sexuality and religion
  • Alex Gino, author of George, an award-winning and heartwarming middle grade book about a transgender girl
  • Marni Brown, acclaimed author of Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings, a textbook lauded for its intersectional framework, and an assistant professor of sociology at Georgia Gwinnett College

The link to the webinar will be shared closer to the time.

The webinar will be moderated by Jemimah Steinfeld, deputy editor of Index on Censorship magazine


When: Tuesday 25 September 7:30 PM BST/2:30 PM EDT/1:30PM CDT/11:30AM PDT
Where: Online Webinar.
Tickets: Free. Registration required

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This event is part of Banned Books Week UK (23 – 29 September 2018) 

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#FreeToAir: Index’s autumn magazine launch hails the rebirth of radio

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Despite predictions of its death, the retro medium of radio is back. From community-based stations like London’s RTS Radio, which encourages voices not heard on mainstream stations, to the renaissance of the podcast, on-the-air and online streaming options are experiencing a surge in popularity.

Hosted by Index on Censorship magazine editor Rachael Jolley, the panel exploring radio’s present and future included Jamie Angus, deputy director of the BBC World Service Group, broadcaster and DJ Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura from NTS Live, and broadcaster and writer Mark Frary, who also ran a short DIY podcasting workshop before the discussion.

The discussion from our panellists was wide-ranging – from the challenges of reporting in war zones to emerging DJ’s creating new sounds from their bedrooms, from terror organisations using radio as propaganda to young people rejecting social media for podcasts.

The event, which was aired by Resonance FM, was held to launch the autumn 2017 magazine with its special report Free to Air: Why the Rebirth of Radio is Delivering More News at the iconic Tea Building in Shoreditch, home to digital product studio Ustwo. Drinks were provided by Flying Dog Brewery, our freedom of expression chums and sponsors.

Special thanks to SAGE Publishing, Index on Censorship magazine’s publisher and sponsor.

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