Do you live in or around NYC? Want to support a great cause and get some nifty Kodansha Comics goods? Then head on down to Kinokuniya this Saturday for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Banned Books Week Membership Drive!
“New York manga fans are invited to celebrate Banned Books Week tomorrow at Kinokuniya Bookstore (across from Bryant Park) where the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will be holding a membership drive featuring incredible manga gifts including original art from manga-ka, advance copies of new manga, rare Attack on Titan merch, and more! Every year manga is banned and challenged all over the world. CBLDF is the organization that fights back against censorship. Come support our important work and meet Executive Director Charles Brownstein to discuss his experiences with manga and doujinshi in Tokyo!
Support your freedom to read manga by joining CBLDF at Kinokuniya this Saturday! Festivities start at 12PM and run until 4:00!”
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization that protects the freedom to read! We are dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals. http://www.cbldf.org
About CBLDF’s manga program work:
Defending Manga: The Ryan Matheson Story – a documentary short about how CBLDF fought on behalf of a manga fan facing criminal charges and got all charges dropped.
CBLDF Manga & Literacy Resources: A manga handbook for teachers, librarians & fans, and more!