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Rutgers Art Library Receives Freedom to Read Foundation Grant

June 21, 2017
Freedom to Read Foundation

The Rutgers Art Library is one of seven institutions that has received a Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) grant in support of 2017 Banned Books Week events, the foundation announced yesterday.

The grants, a project of FTRF’s Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, support a wide range of read-outs, displays, discussions, performances, and other educational initiatives that will engage communities in dialogues about censorship and the freedom to read during Banned Books Week starting September 24.

From the FTRF press release:

Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, NJ, plans to collaborate with local community members, students, faculty and staff from the Mason Gross School of the Visual Arts to explore the ideas of intellectual freedom, censorship and banned books. The grant will provide an opportunity for students to create original art on the theme of banned books and the freedom to read, which will be widely shared with New Brunswick community members.

It is an honor to be named a 2017 grantee and we cannot wait to share our plans for the fall. Stay tuned for more information!