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.

24th ut banned books vigil program, 2021 [PDF]

UT Banned Book Vigil - Sign-in Sheet [LINK]

*NOTE: The host will announce a different code word at the end of each presentation that YouTube and
Facebook monitors will also be typing into the chat. The students must put the code to prove they attended.


9:00 a.m.- 9:20 a.m.          “Creating Freely—A First Amendment Right,” Paulette D. Kilmer, Communication, “Banned Books Week Announcements,” Arjun Sabharwal, University Libraries [Watch the video on YouTube]
9:30 a.m.- 9:50 a.m.          “The Ban on Walt Whitman’s Poetry,” Ayendy Bonifacio, English. [Watch the video on YouTube]

10:00 a.m.- 10:20 p.m.     “Tracking Efforts to Ban ‘Critical Race Theory’: Where Do We Stand?” Renee Heberle, Director, MA Program and Honors Advisor, Political Science and Public Administration.  [Watch the video on YouTube]

10:30 - 11:00 [Break]

11:00 a.m. -11:20 a.m.          “Body Facts (poems) and book banning in Korea,” Joey S. Kim, English. [Watch the video on YouTube]

11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.         “Critical Thinking on the History of Women,” Warren Woodberry, Toledo author. [Watch the video on YouTube]

Noon-12:45 p.m.                  “The Sacred Twinship: Not the Satanism Missionaries Imagined?” Dr. Linda Smith Lecture, Barbara Alice Mann, Jessup Scott Honors College. [Watch the video on YouTube]

1:00 - 1:30 [lunch break]

1:30 p.m.-1:50 p.m.                 Express Yourself Freely Jeopardy!

2:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m.                “New Voices in HIV in the Rust Belt,” Holly Hey, Theater and Film; Allison Day, Disability  Studies, and Lee Fearnside, producer of HIV in the Rust Belt (Video).  [Watch the video on YouTube]

2:50 - 3:00 [10-minute break]

3:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.                “Challenging Queer Experience In the Dream House,” Sharon Barnes, Women’s and Gender
Studies.  [Watch the video on YouTube]
3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.               “Educating the masses at home and abroad; Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan,” Saadia Farooq, Scholar and Book Aficionado. [Watch the video on YouTube]

4 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.                "Banned Songs - You can't sing that!"  Maryann “Mar.” Harman.  [Watch the video on YouTube]

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UT Banned Book Vigil - Sign-in Sheet [LINK]


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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,


Last Updated: 6/27/22