Legal Filing Argues that Netflix Can’t be Held Liable for Depicting Suicide in its Series 13 Reasons Why Under the First Amendment
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by NCAC
9M ago
(NEW YORK) – PEN America, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC) on Monday jointly filed an amicus brief to support the First Amendment rights of Netflix in a lawsuit over the series 13 Reasons Why, which depicted suicide. Netflix is being sued for [...] The post Legal Filing Argues that Netflix Can’t be Held Liable for Depicting Suicide in its Series 13 Reasons Why Under the First Amendment appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Supporters Rally Around “It’s Perfectly Normal”
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by NCAC
9M ago
Children’s book author Robie H Harris’ and artist Michael Emberley’s million+ copy bestselling book, It’s Perfectly Normal, A Book About Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Health, has been continuously challenged and/or banned since it was first published in 1994 and continues to be challenged even in recent days. In November of [...] The post Supporters Rally Around “It’s Perfectly Normal” appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Claudia Johnson shares thoughts on the right to read
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by NCAC
10M ago
Claudia Johnson is a nationally recognized advocate for free speech and social justice, winner of the inaugural PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award, for her “extraordinary efforts to restore banned literary classics to Florida classrooms”—and author of Stifled Laughter: One Woman's Story About Fighting Censorship, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize when it was first published in 1994. Fulcrum Publishing has [...] The post Claudia Johnson shares thoughts on the right to read appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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NCAC Executive Director Christopher Finan to Retire
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by NCAC
1y ago
New York, NY, March 13, 2023 – The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) announced today that Executive Director Christopher M. Finan will retire this summer after 40 years of defending free expression and First Amendment rights. Before joining NCAC in 2017, Finan was president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) and [...] The post NCAC Executive Director Christopher Finan to Retire appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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NCAC Welcomes Applications for Student Advocates for Speech
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by NCAC
1y ago
New York – The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) is now accepting applications for Student Advocates for Speech (SAS), a project for high school students, for the 2023 - 2024 school year. NCAC assists SAS student leaders in creating school clubs where they can learn about the importance of free speech and advocate for [...] The post NCAC Welcomes Applications for Student Advocates for Speech appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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NCAC protests cancellation of play at Northwest Allen County Schools
National Coalition Against Censorship
by NCAC
1y ago
The National Coalition Against Censorship has written a letter to the School Board of Northwest Allen County Schools in Indiana to protest the cancellation of the high school's production of Marian: The True Tale of Robin Hood. According to news reports, the play was canceled after parental complaints due to concerns of harassment or [...] The post NCAC protests cancellation of play at Northwest Allen County Schools appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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ACLU, NCAC oppose removal of abortion-related art from exhibition at Idaho college art gallery
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by NCAC
1y ago
Lewis-Clark State College announced that it will pull several artworks addressing abortion care from an upcoming exhibition for fear of violating the state’s No Public Funds for Abortion Act LEWISTON, Idaho – In a letter sent to Lewis-Clark State College President Dr. Cynthia Pemberton, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, [...] The post ACLU, NCAC oppose removal of abortion-related art from exhibition at Idaho college art gallery appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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AAUP, AFT, NCAC Issue Statement Denouncing Florida HB 999
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by NCAC
1y ago
The AAUP,  the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) issued the following statement condemning the introduction of Florida HB 999.  With the introduction of HB 999, the Florida legislature—at Governor DeSantis’s urging—has doubled down on its attacks on academic freedom with a bill that would effectively silence faculty [...] The post AAUP, AFT, NCAC Issue Statement Denouncing Florida HB 999 appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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NCAC, CAA contact Macalester College to assist in response to TARAVAT controversy
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by NCAC
1y ago
Image caption: Taravat Talepasand, Demons, Dictators, Blasphemy, and Man, 2016. The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and the College Art Association (CAA) have contacted Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to express concerns about how its campus gallery handled the controversy surrounding an exhibition entitled TARAVAT.  The college's efforts to address local concerns have [...] The post NCAC, CAA contact Macalester College to assist in response to TARAVAT controversy appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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Broward County Public Schools Improperly Removes Sex Ed Book During Review Process
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by NCAC
1y ago
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)  has shared a letter with the School Board of Broward County Public Schools in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, concerning a potential violation of district policy and the improper temporary removal of Erika Moen's and Matthew Nolan's book Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a [...] The post Broward County Public Schools Improperly Removes Sex Ed Book During Review Process appeared first on National Coalition Against Censorship ..read more
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