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New York Public Library and the Atlantic present The Dangers of Book Banning and Limits on Freedom of Expression

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Hybrid Hybrid Event

Ayad Akhtar, Dave Eggers, and Imani Perry will be in conversation with Adrienne LaFrance to discuss the dangers of book banning and limits on freedom of expression.

Throughout Banned Books Week and all year round, we celebrate the freedom to read and write. Yet intellectual freedoms and the right to free expression are under threat. Book bans are on the rise. Libraries are being targeted. History has shown that censorship is a symptom of failing health in democratic societies. Limits on our freedom of expression go hand in hand with intolerance and the rise of authoritarianism.

As we mark Banned Books Week, join The New York Public Library and The Atlantic for a discussion with authors Ayad Akhtar, Dave Eggers, and Imani Perry, moderated by Atlantic executive editor Adrienne LaFrance, about the danger of book banning and limits on freedom of expression, how attempts to silence artists threaten democracy, and what we can do to fight back.

To join the livestream | A livestream of this event will be available on the NYPL event page. To receive an email reminder shortly in advance of the event, please be sure to register! If you encounter any issues, please join us on NYPL’s YouTube channel.


October 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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