Across the country, there is a coordinated attempt to restrict what students can learn, teachers can teach, and libraries can lend. But it’s not just happening in other states – it’s happening here at home.

In Massachusetts, there were at least 45 attempts to restrict access to books last year, with 57 titles challenged. The vast majority of calls to ban books specifically aim to remove books that are by and about LGBTQ people, communities of color, and other marginalized groups. Massachusetts students have a right to learn in an environment where they feel valued and can think for themselves.

Join the ACLU and GLAD at our upcoming Advocates Academy training on Tuesday, October 17 at 6 pm. The training will be an opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in Massachusetts, what your rights are, and how to organize against attempts to restrict students’ right to learn.