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With an unprecedented increase in attacks on free speech in our schools and libraries, our mission against censorship is more important now than ever.
Join us for our annual week-long celebration of banned books and raise awareness on the right to free speech and free expression.
During our week of programming, we’ll be joined by our Activist in Residence, Chad Heck.
FLORIDA CENSORSHIP: OBSTRUCTING EDUCATION
Follow this link to sign up for our Banned Books Week of events!
Our Year of Education events focus on censorship within education, and range from author panels to LGBTQ+ poetry and prose Open Mics and community Banned Book Discussions.
The Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library began participating in Banned Books Week in 2011 when Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five and a book called Twenty Boy Summer were banned from a rural Missouri school. KVML shipped 75 copies of Vonnegut’s book to students at that school who requested them. KVML has been celebrating the freedom to read ever since.
We celebrate Banned Books Week with seven days of programming and events. Along with our annual programming, we invite an artist, educator, or other passionate visitor to become our Activist in Residence. The Activist in Residence lives in the museum for the entire week behind a wall of banned books. This act protests the infringement of the right to free expression.