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The New Mexico State University Library announces the first program in a Speakers Series on Censorship in recognition of its Banned Books Week celebration, which runs throughout October.
The series kicks off on Monday, October 3, at 10 a.m., on the fourth floor of NMSU’s Branson Library. Dr. Stephanie Taylor, NMSU Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, will present “A Brief Overview of Censorship in Art of the 20th Century.”
Also featured in the Speakers Series are award-winning NMSU Latin American & Border Studies Librarian Molly Molloy on October 10, El Paso poet Bobby Byrd on October 17 and novelist Alex Sanchez on October 24.
Banned Books Week is an annual national event sponsored by the Office of Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association. Banned Books Week stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.