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Freedom to Read Week Canada

freedom-to-read-weekFebruary 22-28, 2015 is Freedom to Read Week, an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to focus on issues of intellectual freedom as they affect community, your province, country, and countries around the world. Whether a librarian, bookseller, educator, student, or member of the community, there are lots of ways you can help mark this annual event.

Each year, the Freedom to Read Kit includes a “Get Involved” section that provides activities designed for classroom instruction and discussion. “Get Involved” is also intended for citizens outside the classroom who wish to plan community events, and the organization’s website includes a number of ideas and resources as well.

Freedom to Read Week is organized by the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council.

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