SAFE SCHOOLS SOUTH FLORIDA and
STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
to Mark Banned Books Week
Attacks on our LGBTQ youth have been plentiful this last year. From “Don’t Say Gay” to schools banning rainbow stickers in the classroom, nothing seems off limits. But with Banned Books Week running from September 18 – 22, Safe Schools South Florida and the Stonewall Museum & Archives are teaming up to fight back!
On Monday, September 19th at 2:00 pm, Safe Schools South Florida will be making two significant donations to one of the largest LGBTQ archives and libraries in the United States.
- Safe Schools is donating to Stonewall a variety of books with LGBTQ youth-oriented titles. These books are often banned in school libraries. We’ll also donate other traditionally banned books, like Animal Farm and To Kill A Mockingbird.
- Safe Schools will also give Stonewall a digital subscription so they can offer E-Books to all their patrons, a service they don’t currently have. The students of Safe Schools South Florida are spread across school districts throughout Florida. This will allow them, as well as adults of all ages, the ability to access library content that their schools might deem off-limits.
‘BANNED BOOKS PRESENTATION’
Stonewall Museum & Archives
1300 East Sunrise Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
Monday, September 19, 2022
Safe Schools South Florida is dedicated to academic freedom and equality. This donation is in line with our mission statement. We are, and will remain to be, committed to protecting and promoting our LGBTQ youth. We hope you can join us on Monday.
ABOUT BANNED BOOKS WEEK:
Banned Books Week will run this year from September 18 – 22. It celebrates the freedom to read and spotlighting current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.