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September 17, 1999
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Lundberg to Address Censorship

Former Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) editor-in-chief, George Lundberg, MD, will speak on the Freedom to Publish, at Indiana University Northwest on September 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Tamarack Hall, Blue Room, as part of the campus Leaders in Residence Program.

Sponsored by the IU Northwest Library and the departments of anthropology and sociology, Lundberg’s lecture and is part of Banned Books Week, a national event promoting censorship awareness, sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers and the National Association of College Stores.  Celebrated from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, the awareness event promotes the education of censorship and its issues. 

The IU Northwest Library will also host several other lectures and special exhibits. Exhibits will focus on censorship in Northern Indiana, and books that have been banned or burned throughout history.

Other lectures include brown bag sessions, Censorship: A History, by history professor Ron Cohen on Monday, Sept. 27 and, Internet Filtering by university library director, Robert Moran on Thursday, Sept. 30. Both lectures will be in the campus Library Conference Center from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Books that have been challenged, banned or burned include The Stepford Wives, Growing Up Female in America, Death of a Salesman, Go Ask Alice, Slaughter House 5, Catch 22 and the Bell Jar. Books most frequently challenged in 1998 include - The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, Of Mice and Men by John Steinback, Goosebump  Series and Free Street Series by R.L. Stine, I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Always Running by Luis Rodriguez, Crazy Lady by Jane Leslie Conly and Blubber by Judy Blume.

IU Northwest library Banned Book Week lectures and displays are open to the community and free of charge. For more information, contact university library professor Ellen Bosman at 219-980-6947 or Lynn Scott at 219-980-6608.

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