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Intellectual Freedom: Current Events and Their Impacts on Intellectual Freedom
Wednesday, March 03, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
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Intellectual Freedom: Current Events and Their Impacts on Intellectual Freedom
March 3, 2021
12:00 pm - 1 pm

Description:
The Oregon Intellectual Freedom Committee would like to welcome you all to an engagement opportunity on the topic of Intellectual Freedom: Current Events and Their Impacts on Intellectual Freedom (a three part series).These meetings are intended to be facilitated discussions around recent current events including political extremes, cancel culture, privatized vs. public entities and how each of these have an impact on Intellectual Freedom, First Amendment Rights, and access to information for all.Examples of the types of discussion we hope to have include:- What it means when a private institution decides to not allow certain content. Examples include private bookstores and their choice of materials for sale and social media platforms and whom they give voice to.- What are the lines and limits to First Amendment Rights?- What is hate speech and what does that mean for libraries?- How libraries can protect both Intellectual Freedom while also upholding Anti-racism and EDI doctrines within their institutions?The intention of our meeting/brainstorming session is to give voice to these topics and to create a safe space to discuss these challenges openly with others. Our hope is to offer the opportunity to connect with colleagues and cohorts across the State and to learn from one another's experiences. Please plan to bring your own ideas, to engage and to participate in these discussions. This is a true open call for interaction with others, and is not intended to be an information session but rather a discussion to share our perspectives and learn from each other’s experiences.  The meeting dates and times are: Location: Zoom Date: Wednesday, February 3rd Time: 12:00 – 1:00 | Location: Zoom Date: Wednesday, March 3rdTime: 12:00 – 1:00 | Location: Zoom Date: Wednesday, April 7th Time: 12:00 – 1:00

To sign up for these discussions, please use the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4C7k__7t5U3X7x4U0et05WeUFtOusDFvbnRHZ4Hkehmczzw/viewform

Access to session will be given via email to those that sign-up.


Contact: Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, [email protected], 541-996-1251