University of Toledo

UT Banned Books Coalition

Our mission is to promote our freedom to think, read, create, and communicate to strengthen our democratic ideals.

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UT 24th Annual Banned Books Week Vigil (Download/Save as PDF file)
September 30, 2021
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Celebrate the Right to Read and Think Freely!

Thursday (September 30)

  Free Books via Gift Cards! Door Prizes! Extra Credit for Classes!

Campus friends: Barry’s Bagels, UToledo Starbucks, Ann Lumbrezer, University Libraries, Lambda Pi Eta
(Communication Honor Society), Phoenicia Cuisine, UToledo Barnes & Noble Bookstore, UToledo departments: Art, Athletic, Communication, English, Theatre and Film, and World Languages and Cultures; UToledo administrative units: Center for Experiential Learning and Career Development, Center for Success Coaching, LGBTQA Advisory Board, Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Success, Federal Credit Union, Greek Life (Office of Student Involvement), Jesup Scott Honors College, Marketing and Communications, Office of the Dean of Students, Student Government, CAP, Counseling Center, UT PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), and WXUT Radio Station; special thanks to UToledo Office of the office of the Provost (Karen Bjorkman, Ph.D., Interim Provost), School of Visual and Performing Arts, UT College of Arts and Letters, UT School of Visual and Performing Arts, and Marcia King-Blandford, Associate Dean of University College.

Join Us from Home, School, or the Quad!   Virtually: Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube

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Become a Champion of Freedom of Expression! Donate a gift certificate for a banned book. Contact Cynthia
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Mayor's Proclamation of Banned Books Day,  September 30, 2021, and
photos of Banned Books Coalition members at One Government Center
2021 Mayor's Proclamation of Banned Books Day, September 30, 2021

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The University of Toledo Banned Books Coalition:

Paulette D. Kilmer (Coordinator), UT Communication Department,
Arjun Sabharwal, University Libraries,
Sumitra Srinivasan, UT Communication Department,
Laura Mitchell (UT Alumna), UT Alumna,
Josie Schreiber, Reading Education Advocate,
Saadia Farooq (UT Alumna),
Ali Immani, President Graduate Students Association,

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Last Updated: 9/29/21