RVC, Leagues Hold “Banned Book Week” Sept. 19-22

Banned Book Week

RVC’s Promoting an Inclusive Community Committee will host a Panel Discussion on Banned Books

Members of RVC’s Promoting an Inclusive Community Committee are excited to host a number of events to honor National Banned Book Week, Sept. 19 – 22.

RVC’s Estelle M. Black Library (located in the Educational Resource Center) will proudly display banned books as well as an interactive poster display. Are you unsure of what books have been banned? The RVC Library has you covered! They will have lists available.

On Monday, Sept. 19, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Educational Resource Center lobby, PAIC will host a Panel Discussion on Banned Books. The panelists include:

  • Dr. Mathew Oakes, RVC English Faculty
  • Keith Barnes, RVC Vice President of Equity & Inclusion
  • Dr. Michelle Rotert, RVC Philosophy Faculty
  • Anna Wandtke, RVC Perkins Grant Coordinator

Following the panel discussion, there will be a viewing of the movie, The Hate You Give, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Room 1200. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. Participants can sign up to win a copy of the book.

On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6 – 7 p.m. join members of PAIC for a virtual discussion of the book, Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi. Join the discussion using this link.

Students, employees, and community members are welcome to participate in Banned Book Week activities and events.


Leagues sponsoring Uncensored, a panel of experts talking about book banning and censorship in public and school libraries. 

In cooperation with AAUW Naperville Area, NCJW of Chicago North Shore and IL NOW, LWV of Naperville is sponsoring Uncensored, a panel of experts talking about book banning and censorship in public and school libraries. This very timely free Webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, from 7-8:30pm.

Our collective organizations are concerned about book banning and censorship in our public libraries and our school libraries, nationally and locally. Our panel will help explain the issues, and provide actions that we can take right now to protect our intellectual freedoms. 

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. This link will provide you with more information as well as an opportunity to register.

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