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Friday, July 21 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Defending Comics Today: Civil Rights and Censorship

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Recent attempts to restrict access to comics, graphic novels, and manga have overwhelmingly targeted books with themes about racial discrimination and identifying as LGBTQIA+. How are these book challenges affecting the future of comics exploring these subjects? Can civil rights law defeat attempts to prohibit and even criminalize books with these themes? And why are these attacks happening now? Comic Book Legal Defense Fund interim director Jeff Trexler, University of San Diego School of Law professor Lisa Ramsey, and other special guests and leading creators join in on a thought-provoking discussion of one of the defining issues of our time.

Friday July 21, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 11