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Misunderstood Titles: "Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization" (lecture & book signing)

Author photo courtesy of Media Services, The University of Arizona

Date: October 4, 2012

Times: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location:   Main Library

Contact: Erica DeFrain | Cindy Elliott


Celebrate Banned Books Week by participating in a number of free events exploring censorship issues in Tucson. All are invited to view the exhibition, attend the lectures, and join the discussion on challenging censorship and celebrating our freedom to read.

On Thursday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the UA Main Library, room a313, Robert A. Williams, Jr., E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at the UA Rogers College of Law, will speak about his most recent book, Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization. A book sale and signing follow the talk.

The exhibit and accompanying lectures were coordinated by the University Libraries with support from Bookmans Entertainment Exchange and the Tucson chapter of REFORMA, an association that promotes library and information services to Latinos and the Spanish speaking.

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of your freedom to read at the University Libraries during Banned Books Week, Sep. 30 – Oct. 6, 2012! Observed since 1982, Banned Books Week is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association that serves to celebrate the freedom to read and to remind Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted.