Raise your Voice! Nothing changes if we don’t speak up. Healthy discourse requires participation. The Village Trip social justice programs will cover issues at the heart of the Village community – and will have impact on the upcoming election year.

Free Programs. Please register to attend.

Subtle censorship and the erosion of our first amendment rights

Friday, September 27 from 6:30 – 8:00PM
Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

In the era of “fake news”, “politically correct” and redacted public documents, the availability of “free press” is at risk. Through the prism of banned books this panel will examine and discuss censorship in today’s society. In a country where we take for granted the availability of media – what we read, hear and see, it is shocking to discover how many things never get to market. In association with Grove Atlantic Publishing and the American Library Association, this panel will present the issues and, with the community, explore the solutions.

Presented by Grove Atlantic Publishing in Association with The Village Trip

PHOTO: Barney Rosset (right), owner of the publishing house Grove Press with (left) Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso. Photo: Burt Glinn/Magnum which can be found in The Beat Scene available from Reel Art Press

LGBTQ In the media – better or worse since Stonewall?

Saturday, September 28 from 11:00AM – 12:30PM
New York University at the Bobst Library in the Avery Fisher Center for Media and Music,
Room 745, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library,
70 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012

Stop the Hate banner

NYU-selected experts will lead this panel focusing on the mainstream media’s coverage of the LGBTQ movement and the issues that have defined this community. Stonewall was the turning point when “gay liberation” became a “civil rights movement” resulting in a broader definition that covered a bigger swath of the population. Within these 50 years mainstream media’s definition of “gay news” has expanded from coverage of single issues such as bar raids and the aids crisis to broader rights issues – both victories and setbacks. But has the media, in its political correctness, rendered LGBTQ people invisible, yet separate? How have subtle biases re-defined the issues surrounding LGBTQ? How can mainstream media better address LGBTQ issues in the upcoming election year? Explore these topics and others in this open panel discussion followed by a tour of the exhibition Violet Holdings: LGBTQ+ Highlights from the NYU Special Collections at Bobst Library, on the atrium level of Bobst Library.

Presented by NYU Bobst Library in Association with The Village Trip

PHOTO: The STOP THE HATE protest banner has been carried by activists advocating for LGBTQ rights in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

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Events may change without notice.

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