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Banned book week events at Loyola

Maleigh Crespo
Students participate in a queer lit read-in on Sept. 3, 2023. The read-in was held in the peace quad, as part of the Banned Book week events.

Loyola is hosting a week of events open to the entire Loyola community in honor of Banned Book Week to celebrate the freedom to read.

There are daily events throughout the week of Oct 2-5 aimed at discussion bans which are targeting people of color and those a part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Sarah Allison, a professor and director of composition at Loyola, said there will be a panel discussing the banning of books in Louisiana to address how book banning will affect schools, libraries, and legislature in the state. There will be four speakers to answer questions and provide insight into the topic.

The week will wrap up with a trivia night competition with prize winnings available. In hosting trivia, Loyola professor Julia Miller said she hopes to “shed light on this important issue in an engaging way.”

10/2 American Psycho Film Screen
6 – 8:30 p.m. – 402 of Communications and Music Complex

10/3 Queer Lit Read-In
12:30- 2p.m. – Peace Quad

10/4 Banning Books in Louisiana Panel Discussion
4 – 5:30 p.m. –Whitney Room in Thomas Hall

10/5 Banned Books Trivia Night
6 – 7:30 p.m. – Claiborne Room in the Danna Center

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Eloise Pickering
Eloise Pickering, Worldview Editor
Eloise Pickering is a current freshman and the Worldview editor. She is a mass communication major, and her favorite movie is Spotlight. When not doing homework or working at the Maroon, Eloise can often be found pondering philosophically in Audubon Park. She has often been dubbed “The Thinker.” Eloise can be reached at [email protected].
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Maleigh Crespo, Editor in Chief
Maleigh Crespo serves as the Maroon's Editor in Chief. Maleigh previously served as the Maroon's  Managing Editor for Print, Design Chief, Equity and Inclusion officer, and Op/Ed editor. When she’s not writing, she can be found listening to Taylor Swift on repeat, online shopping, or feeding the squirrels in Audubon.

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