Events across Canada Support Freedom of Expression, Challenge Censorship
Via the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee
The Book and Periodical Council and Freedom of Expression Committee are pleased to announce the 29th annual Freedom to Read Week, with events taking place in libraries, schools and arts venues across Canada from February 24 to March 2, 2013.
Incorporating public readings and panel discussions, challenged book displays and a kit for educators, Freedom to Read Week provides an opportunity for Canadians to express themselves on the issues of censorship and the right to free speech and opinion.
“Freedom to choose what we read is a basic right, yet it continues to be challenged in our libraries and schools every year,” said Marg Anne Morrison, chair of the Freedom of Expression Committee. “With Freedom to Read Week, we invite Canadians to place such challenges under scrutiny, and to debate and discuss how they affect us all.”
A complete list of events and locations is available at freedomtoread.ca. Event organizers are encouraged to share their plans with Freedom to Read Week organizers through the same web address.