The Freedom to Read Foundation is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we’re publishing a book to commemorate the work of the foundation!
“Reading Dangerously” commemorates the Freedom to Read Foundation's fifty years of advocacy, education, and litigation through essays, oral histories, images, and book excerpts. “Reading Dangerously” will feature a foreward by author Neil Gaiman and an essay by former director James LaRue that looks forward to the foundation’s next 50 years.
All proceeds from this Kickstarter will support the creation of the book and further FTRF's mission to advocate, educate and litigate for freedom of expression.
As a thank you for supporting our campaign we are giving away some amazing rewards that include: A Freedom to Read Bracelet, Nadine Strossen's, HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, Neil Gaiman's, Art Matters, and an autographed Neil Gaiman poster featuring his famous quote " A book is a dream that you hold in your hand."
About The Freedom to Read Foundation
The Freedom to Read Foundation is a nonprofit legal and educational organization founded in 1969 to promote and protect the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press; protect the public's right of access to information and materials stored in the nation's libraries; safeguard libraries' right to disseminate all materials contained in their collections; and support libraries and librarians in their defense of First Amendment rights by supplying them with legal counsel or the means to secure it.
In addition to its litigation and legal advocacy in defense of First Amendment freedoms, the foundation supports projects and programs to educate librarians and the public about the importance of defending the right to read and speak freely by providing grants to libraries, schools, and community institutions across the country. FTRF also supports and funds initiatives and scholarship programs to improve intellectual freedom education for LIS professionals and students.
For additional information regarding the 50th Anniversary Celebration, please visit www.ftrf.org/page/FTRF50
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom to Read Foundation!
Hear banned authors speak about their experiences over appetizers and a cash bar. There will also be door prizes. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers and a chance to win prizes.
Colson Whitehead, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad, will be the keynote speaker.
Risks and challenges
Reading Dangerously is very close to going to print. The illustrations and initial layout is in. We do not anticipate issues with the creation of the book. We pledge to provide regular updates to backers to ensure you are up to date on our progress and any potential issues will be communicated immediately.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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