Banned Books Week

September 14, 2009

Estrella Mountain Community College will recognize Banned Books Week, a nationally recognized week bringing awareness to books that have been either banned or challenged by libraries and/or academic institutions, September 26 – October 3, with a series of events.  All events are free and open to the public. 

3rd Annual First Amendment Film Festival; Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2; 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., CTL
Monte Python's Life of Brian; Monday, September 28
Fight Club; Tuesday, September 29
James & the Giant Peach; Wednesday, September 30
The Shawshank Redemption; Thursday, October 1
Twilight; Friday, October 2
Awareness Event; Wednesday, September 30; 8:00 a.m. – Noon; Center of Campus
There will be outdoor activities held on the college campus from 8:00a.m. – Noon to bring awareness to the following issues: First Amendment, censorship, banning and challenging of books, book burning, intellectual freedom, suppression of minority voices, national organizations that oppose censorship.
Writing @ Work; Monday, September 28 and Thursday, October 1
Writing @ Work is a two-part event that features panel discussions on the importance and significance of writing across the curriculum and outside the educational arena.  The nature of academic disciplines can fragment writing for students, preventing them from seeing the interconnectedness that exists.  Each panel discussion will open up a dialogue between students and faculty and the public in order to demonstrate how writing is at work in various fields.  The aim is to crystallize the writing connection between academic disciplines and between education and the professional world.
Part I:
Monday, September 28, 2009
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Estrella Hall Community Room
Part II:
Thursday, October 1, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Estrella Hall Community Room
Panels will include:  Government and Public Service, Technology Fields, Business, Nursing, Science, Public Relations, the Arts, and College and Career Writing (College and Scholarship Applications, Job-Application Materials, etc.)
For additional information about Banned Books Week activities, please contact Erin Blomstrand at 623-935-8332.