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Celebrating Intellectual Freedom: A Celebration of Banned Books Panel Discussion


Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)

October 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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A panel discussion on book banning and its consequences will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 2 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, Manheimer Room.

Panelists include Lori Horvitz, UNC Asheville professor of English and author; Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality; and Chris Brooks, former ACLU-NC legal director and former NC Court of Appeals judge. The discussion will largely focus on the challenges to books written by LGBTQ+ authors. 

The event is free and open to the public. Free copies of banned books will be given out while supplies last. Light refreshments will also be served.



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October 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Reuter Center, Manheimer Room (102)