University of Toledo

Event Program

UToledo Banned Books Coalition Website

26th Annual UT Banned Books Week Vigil Speakers

Banner with the great banned books bake sale and Let Freedom Read posters and the UToledo Banned Books Coalition logo

Thursday (October 5) Room 1711 A-B in Health and Human Services

9:00        “Welcome,” Ben Myers, Chair of the Communication Department

9:30        “A Voice Released from the Cupboard: The Curious Story of Margery Kempe,” Jodi Jameson, Mulford Library, University Libraries

10:00     Dr. Linda Smith Lecture: “The Great Banned Books Bake Sale: The Personal Experiences with Banning of a Local Award-Winning Children’s Book Author, Aya Khalil”

11:00     “See-No Black, Speak-No Black, Hear-No Black,” Angela Siner, Director of Africana Studies and  Director of Anthropology Program

11:30     “Banning the Woke—Bad for America,” Warren Woodberry, Toledo Author and Educator

12 p.m. “To Read or Not to Read: American Freedom is in Question,“ Monita Mungo, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

12:30   “Lying by Omission” Barbara Mann, Professor Emerita, Jessup Scott Honors College

banner with three posters: On Drowing Rats, Banned Books taught me about Humanity and Perspective, and Celebrate the Freedom to Read

1:00      “On Drowning Rats: How Two Women Took Down a Sexual Harasser and How You Can Too,” coauthors: Rachel Richardson and Cami Roth Szirotnyak

1:30      “The Weaponization of the First Amendment,” Sam Nelson, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

2:00      “We have a choice between two Bs that is Ban or Burn!” Asma Abdel Halim, Women’s and Gender Studies

3:00       Banned Books Jeopardy!

3:30     “Book Banning in the News, 2022-23.” Paulette D. Kilmer, Department of Communication

4:00      “Beyond Books: Banning Trans,” Sharon Barnes, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

4:30      “Banned Rainbow Songs” Risa Cohen, Ms. Ed., Director of Sing Into Music, with Christopher Antalek, Musician

Presentation recordings on YouTube:

UToledo Banned Books Coalition Website

Last Updated: 12/12/23