The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is delighted to host the program “Burning Man, Libraries, and the 21st Century: The Intersection of the Individual and Society,” featuring Larry Harvey, the Executive Director of the Burning Man Project, and Lauren Christos, Chair of IFRT. The program will challenge and expand the boundaries of currently held intellectual freedom beliefs. Through the social phenomena that is Burning Man–a temporary autonomous zone, a place of radical expression, a community–the audience may come away with new and creative ideas to explore intellectual freedom in their personal and professional lives. Come and listen to sounds of Black Rock City, home to Burning Man and its citizens; view stunning images of this extraordinary place; and share in a fascinating conversation.
The program will take place on Saturday, June 26, at 1:30 PM in the Washington Convention Center, Room 143 B/C. Prior to the program, IFRT will host its awards reception in the Renaissance Washington Meeting Room 12-14. Doors open to ALA members at noon. We will honor Dr. Ron Critchfield, this year’s recipient of the John Philip Immroth Memorial Award, and Ernest Freeberg, author of Democracy’s Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, The Great War, and the Right to Dissent and this year’s Eli M. Oboler Award recipient.
For more information on IFRT and its awards, please visit www.ala.org/ifrt.