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Thursday, July 21

12:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Navigating The Powers & Perils of Banned Books
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 20, 08:24AM
CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will lead a panel of librarians, educators, and creators in a lively discussion of how and why graphic novels are attacked by censors. They’ll detail how and why graphic novels can be successfully integrated into classroom curricula, and they’ll provide tools that educators can use to counter these attacks. Participants will leave the panel better enabled to advocate for their instructional materials and their students. Panelists include Carla Riemer (Librarian, Claremont Middle School, Oakland, California), Katherine Keller (TDRL Evening & Weekend Supervisor, University Libraries, UNLV), and Matthew Holm (artist, Babymouse, Squish, Sunny Side Up), and Judd Winick (Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth; The Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius).

Thursday July 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

1:00pm PDT

CBLDF: She Changed Comics
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 05:21PM
Meet the women whose work changed what’s possible for free expression in comics! From the turn of the 20th century to today, women comics creators have inspired today’s landscape of increasingly diverse and empowering comics storytelling. Join CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez; contributors Casey Gilly and Caitlin McCabe; Ramona Fradon (Aquaman, Brenda Starr), Wendy Pini (Elfquest), and other female comics creators for an examination of the women who changed the format!

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

4:00pm PDT

[CANCELLED] CBLDF Podcast Live: Banned Authors Speak Out
CANCELLED: Thu, Jul 21, 01:24PM
We regret to announce that this program has been cancelled.

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Friday, July 22

12:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Comics in the Courts
Some of comics' greatest clashes never appeared within the panels; they were decided by a gavel! CBLDF board member Dale Cendali, an intellectual property icon known for litigating high-profile cases (including in the Supreme Court), walks through the history of comics in the courts, examining some of the most important cases about such topics as the evolving nature of the protectability of characters, using real people to inspire characters, termination of rights, and other hot issues. Slides showing the nature of the works at issue will be used in the presentation.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE

1:00pm PDT

CBLDF: State of Censorship 2016
Although free expression is seen as a basic human right, censorship is rampant in the United States and around the world. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein presents an overview of the censorship crises facing cartoonists in 2016, from the violence and legal prosecution occurring around the globe to domestic attacks on comics and young adult books in libraries and schools across the country. Learn how comics and books are being challenged and what you can do to fight back!

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE
Saturday, July 23

1:00pm PDT

CBLDF: Banned Books Week
UPDATED: Wed, Jul 13, 05:22PM
Engage your community with Banned Books Week! This year’s Banned Books Week celebrates diversity, which is disproportionately targeted by censors. Join CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein, Erwin Magbanua (San Diego Public Library), Katie Monnin (Associate Professor of Literacy, University of North Florida), and Candice Mack (Los Angeles Public Library) to learn about why comics and books by diverse creators and featuring diverse characters are challenged, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community!

Saturday July 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 30CDE
Sunday, July 24

12:15pm PDT

CBLDF E.C. Lives! Art Jam
Sixty years ago, EC Comics threw in the towel, shuttering everything but MAD magazine when the Picto-Fiction titles failed to reach an audience. Although defeated by the Comics Code and the moral panic of the 1950s, EC left an indelible mark on the comics medium that's still felt to this day. Artists will create pieces in tribute to the EC tradition before your eyes. These great creators will share their perspectives on censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art to benefit the Fund's important work defending the right to read comics. Get a chance to watch live art being created, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made during the panel! All proceeds benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Sunday July 24, 2016 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 5AB

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