Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation (and me) tomorrow, April 4th, for 404 Day — a nationwide call to action against internet censorship in libraries and schools. The EFF has partnered with the MIT Center for Civic Media and the National Coalition Against Censorship to provide a digital teach-in which I will be a part of.
The digital teach-in will be from noon-1pm PST (3-4pm EST). Speakers include yours truly as well as Deborah Caldwell-Stone (Director of Intellectual Freedom at the American Library Association) and Chris Peterson (MIT’s Center for Civic Media and the National Coalition Against Censorship). EFF’s April Glaser is moderating. We’ll discuss banned websites, filtering software, legal challenges, the Children’s Internet Protection Act, and more. You’ll be able to find a link to the event, a Google Hangout, on EFF’s site prior to the event. The teach-in has its own Google+ event page up now.
It’s rare that I get to speak about something that reminds me of why I became a librarian. Talking about censorship does just that. For more on 404 Day, see EFF’s blog post. And if you yourself want to blog tomorrow for 404 Day, sharing your own stories and thoughts, email firstname.lastname@example.org to spread the word about your post.