Date(s) - February 5, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Meryl Johnson, retired teacher and member, Ohio State Board of Education, District 11
Felton Thomas, Executive Director & CEO, Cleveland Public Library
Owen Ganor, Student, Rocky River High School.
Margaret Nash, PhD, educator, author of Mad River, Marjorie Rowland, and the Quest for LGBTQ Teachers’ Rights
In 1974, an Ohio guidance school counselor was fired for being bisexual. Her lawsuit against the district laId a foundational legal argument for protecting LGBTQ+ individuals. Today, pending legislation in Ohio threatens to tie the hands of teachers and materials in the classroom. Libraries across the nation face constant challenges of books, many long-recognized as classics. What is the impact of this censorship?