Organizers say the reading will help reinforce Abington’s commitment to freedom of speech and the importance of free thinking.
“Freedom of expression and taking a stand to emphasize and protect that freedom is vital. Education is about exchanging new ideas, discussing topics that might make us uncomfortable, and being open to others’ views. Banning books is education’s antithesis,” said Karen Weekes, associate professor of English and director of institutional effectiveness, said after the 2017 banned book reading. “I’m proud to see students take this issue to heart