Freedom to Read Week is February 22 – 26, 2016! Please join the BCLA and ALA student chapters next week for two exciting events to mark the occasion:

Wednesday, February 24th1pm-2pm – Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
What’s the big deal about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement? What is it and how will it impact our daily lives? The biggest and most secret agreement in history has finally been signed. The question of whether Canada will ratify it now takes centre stage.

Join OpenMedia’s Digital Rights Specialist Meghan Sali in a conversation about how the TPP will impact us, censor our Web, criminalize our online activities and cost Canadians millions of dollars. Come out and become better informed about the implications of the TPP, how it will affect daily life in Canada, and how you can make your voice heard.

Reserve your free ticket now!

Thursday, February 25th12.30pm-1.45pm – Dodson Room at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Please join us for a panel discussion on the subject of freedom to read and censorship in our society. We have an exciting lineup of panelists including librarians, authors/illustrators and SLAIS’s very own Judi Saltman. Light refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to UBC Bookstore.