Quincy University to Host Town Hall Forum on Banned Books in Schools and Libraries on Monday – Muddy River News

QUINCY — The University of Quincy’s Departments of Political Science and Criminal Justice are sponsoring a Town Hall Forum to celebrate Constitution Day from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Hall of Fame Hall at QU.

Constitution Day is a national observance commemorating the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who became citizens. This year’s forum will debate whether offensive books should be banned from US schools and libraries.

“In this discussion, we will use the Constitution as a starting point as we grapple with the tension between freedom of speech, the health of our political community, the demands of meaningful education, and our care for young people,” Neil Wright, associate professor of political science, said in a press release.

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