Students, Community Gather for Read-In

The School of Communication Studies recently hosted a Read-In, drawing a crowd of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members, who gathered to draw attention and speak out about book bans and challenges happening across the nation.

Participants read excerpts from these books and more:  "Farenheit 451," "The Hate U Give," "To Kill a Mockingbird" "Persepolis," "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "The 1619 Project," "Looking for Alaska," "The Kite Runner," "The Things They Carried," the Harry Potter series and many other contemporary and classic titles.

Communication Studies Director Paul Haridakis opened the event by discussing historic and legal perspectives on book banning and why speaking out matters.

 

 

POSTED: Friday, April 15, 2022 - 1:12pm
UPDATED: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 4:51pm