Let’s talk about some recent challenges to the First Amendment across our country right now. Drag Queen Story Hour in San Lorezno, CA; Fun Home in Wentzville, MO; and book displays featuring people in Lafayette, LA.
There seems to be an intellectual freedom trend with Libraries being attacked from within by their Library Boards. No matter who wins these debates, it is the community that will always lose. The most recent example comes out of Lafayette, Louisiana. Here, the Board rejected a grant for a voting rights program because it did not feature both sides.
ALA President Julius C. Jefferson and United for Libraries President David Paige express concerns about censoring library programming because of political viewpoints.