The Smith Library Center is pleased to announce our annual Banned Books Read Out on October 20th, 2022 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM.

This event celebrates our right to read and aims to educate our community, staff, and students about censorship and your right to read. At Southwestern University, we stand against censorship and believe everyone has the right to access information.

We encourage students, faculty, and staff to join us and help showcase the diversity of thought and perspectives that these stories represent.

We invite our Southwestern University community to participate in our Read Out, which will take place from 1:30 - 3:00 PM on the SLC deck. Participants select an excerpt to read from any challenged or banned book of their choice.

Please sign up for a time slot here.

We look forward to seeing you there!