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Banned Books Protest

The public is invited to a read-out to protest books banned in Tucson.

The public is invited to San Diego State University, March 22, to read aloud and listen to others read from books that were banned in Tucson public schools.

The readings will start at 11 a.m. on the North Library Walkway. 

The ban happened in January, when the Tucson Unified School District voted to eliminate the Mexican American Studies program from their schools, calling the program biased, political and emotionally charged.

Books that had been used in the program were seized from classrooms in front of students, and teachers were forced to remove Mexican American ethnic studies from their curriculum.

Event sponsors

The Graduate Organization of Advanced Literature Students and the Department of English and Comparative Literature.