Celebrate Banned Books Week – Sept. 24-30


We are hosting a number of events to celebrate Banned Books Week this year; come celebrate the freedom to read with us! All events are free and open to the Salve community.

Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, challenging censorship by drawing attention to banned or challenged books.!

“The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.” (source: http://bannedbooksweek.org/about)

Blind Date with a Banned Book

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
11 am – 1 pm
Miley Lobby

As part of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week, librarians from McKillop Library will be checking out banned books in Miley Lobby. The books are wrapped leaving participants with only the reasons why the book has been banned to choose which book to check out.

Note: This is a first year Navigator event. Students participating the Navigator program will have a worksheet to complete and return to either Kevin McDonald in The Center for Student Development or Kiki Butler in McKillop Library.


Dirty Pictures? Gender, Sexuality, and the Censorship of Books

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
1 pm – 2:15 pm
McKillop Library – East Wing

Dr. Anthony Mangieri and Professor Susannah Strong will discuss books such as R.Crumb’s Genesis, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer, Jessica Herthel’s I am Jazz, and David Levithan’s Two Boys Kissing.

Susannah Strong, assistant professor of art and art history, and a faculty fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, received a B.F.A. in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a M.A. in visual art, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Anthony Mangieri, associate professor of art and art history, cultural, environmental and global studies, has a B.A. in modern languages, Pace University, a M.A. in art history, Hunter College, and a Ph.D. in art history, Emory University

Salve Regina ArtsSLAM

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
4pm – 6pm
Wakehurst Rose Garden
Join Salve Regina dance, music, poetry and other performing arts students as they explore the meaning of freedom of expression through performing arts.

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