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Civic Awareness Series

Banned Books, Intellectual Freedom, Libraries, and You

Le Jardin
Thursday, March 9, 7–8pm

This program is offered in person and online. Registration is not required for those attending in person at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center. Online participants should register below to receive a Zoom link.

Zoom Registration

Cantigny Park, in partnership with The League of Women Voters, welcomes Joyce McIntosh for a presentation on the issue of banned books. She will discuss the current state of challenges throughout the U.S.; how the First Amendment is related to our public and school libraries; and ways that people can advocate on behalf of intellectual freedom in their communities.

Meet the Speaker: Joyce McIntosh is the Assistant Program Director for the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), an organization dedicated to First Amendment education, litigation, and advocacy. She has worked at the intersection of intellectual freedom, communication, and the First Amendment for three decades.  With FTRF and the American Library Association, her work focuses on education about the First Amendment and censorship, and helping librarians navigate challenges to intellectual freedom.

Are you a teacher?

Illinois teachers can earn 1 PD credits for watching the presentation and filling out a short PD activity. You may need to logged in to your account with your state for the link to work.

Step 1: Register for the webinar above.

Step 2: Register to be on the teacher list for the PD activity and ISBE forms.


Questions about the program? Contact ccorrigan@fdmuseum.org


  This program includes built-in closed captioning through Zoom.