Freedom to Read Week Feb 22-28, 2015

This video was made by two students at the Calgary Science School in preparation for next week, which is Freedom to Read Week in Canada.  Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Freedom to read can never be taken for granted. Even in Canada, a free country by world standards, books and magazines are banned at the border. Books are removed from the shelves in Canadian libraries, schools and bookstores every day. Free speech on the Internet is under attack. Few of these stories make headlines, but they affect the right of Canadians to decide for themselves what they choose to read.  Take a look at the Challenged Books list to see if you have had the freedom to read these titles.

Go to the website, Freedom to Read, for more information on  how to get involved this year.

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