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Celebrate Banned Books Week Sept. 25-29

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:40 am / September 12, 2017

Celebrate banned books with this week-long series of brown bag lunch lectures held at Boise State’s Albertsons Library from noon-1 p.m. beginning Monday, Sept. 25.

This week of lectures is sponsored by the Department of World Languages, Albertsons Library and Casita Nepantla. A full schedule of lectures is below.

Monday, Sept. 25
A discussion of “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros will be led by Alicia Garza, associate professor of Spanish and director of Casita Nepantla.

Tuesday, Sept. 26
A discussion of “Audre Lorde: At the Intersection of Love and Libeartion” will be led by undergraduate student Dalton Tiegs, an ethnic studies major.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
A discussion of “Banned Books Under Totalitarianism: A Basque Metaphor” will be led by Larraitz Ariznabarreta, a lecturer of Basque studies.

Friday, Sept. 29
Today’s lecture is titled, “Silenced Voices: A Facilitated Conversation about Our Favorite Banned Books.” Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite banned books. This conversation will be led by Michelle Armstrong an associate professor and librarian with Albertons Library, and Elizabeth Ramsey, an assistant professor and librarian with Albertsons Library.