Video Recording of “Banning Books” Panel Discussion at 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival
The video embedded below was recorded on June 30, 2022.
From the Aspen Institute:
Whom do we trust to tell us what to read and, perhaps more importantly, should we trust anyone to tell us what not to read? And why? We put our trust in people and organizations for so many facets of our lives and our children’s education, but the perennial issuance of banned-book lists elicits confusion, questions, and controversy. An author who has had his work banned and the chief executive of the nation’s largest public library system discuss the issue.
This conversation was part of the 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival.
Kiese Laymon, Writer; Moody Shearn Professor of English and Creative Writing, Rice University
John Szabo, City Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor Emerita, New York Law School; Author, HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.