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Pollak Library Program Will Focus Campus Attention on Banned Books Week

Sept. 18, 2013

In conjunction with Banned Books Week — Sept. 22-28 — Cal State Fullerton's Pollak Library will host a conversation between former network censor Philippe Perebinossoff , now a CSUF associate professor of radio-TV-film who teaches a censorship class, and Tim Winter, president of Parents Television Council. The event will take place at noon Thursday, Sept. 26, in Room 360 of the Pollak Library.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, access information and express ideas. An open-mic reading from banned or challenged books will begin at 1 p.m., immediately following the discussion.

Perebinossoff and Winter will explore censorship in the United States, China and around the globe. Items to discuss include the harm in censorship and the value of freedom and an open society.

In addition, the library will display banned or challenged books, including reprints of the manuscript of "Fahrenheit 451," Ray Bradbury's classic book on censorship and book-burning. The Sept. 25-Oct. 25 display will be housed on the first floor of the Pollak Library.

For more information, contact Jie Tian at 657-278-2569, Stephanie George at, or Colleen Greene at

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