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Fri, Oct 06

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Online via Zoom

Freedom to Read with Sabrina Baêta

Freedom to Read with Sabrina Baêta
Freedom to Read with Sabrina Baêta

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Folio: The Seattle Atheneaum is excited to welcome Program Consultant with Freedom to Read at PEN America Sabrina Baêta for a presentation on PEN America's research and advocacy around banned books, and how the elections will impact our freedom to read. Sabrina will be in conversation with Folio Librarian Lillian Dabney

Sabrina Baêta is a Program Consultant with Freedom to Read at PEN America. She engages in research and awareness-building around censorship attacks on public K-12 education, especially as it relates to literature accessibility in libraries and classrooms. Sabrina graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Music in Voice, and then from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Nonprofit Management. She is a poet, essayist, and writer and prior to PEN America, worked in educational publishing and in a variety of performing arts and education nonprofits

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible. Founded in 1922, PEN America is the largest of the more than 100 centers worldwide that make up the PEN International network. PEN America works to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of other. PEN America’s programs defend writers, artists, and journalists and protect free expression worldwide. This work includes research and reports on topical issues; advocacy on free expression challenges; campaigns on policy issues and on behalf of individual writers and journalists under threat; year-round festivals and events; literary awards; fellowships; and more.

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