Howl Legacy: The Continuing Battle for Free Expression



Date/Time: Sunday, Jul 14 | 3–5pm
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About the Program

Part of the Allen Ginsberg Festival. Learn more at →

The publishing and defending of Allen Ginsberg's seminal poem Howl landmarks in the history of freedom of speech, obscenity issues, and the censorship of literary works. This panel discusses how the fight against censorship continues today.

Moderated by Peter Maravelis of City Lights Booksellers and includes panelists Rebecca Farmer of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Mark Rumold of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), James Wheaton of the First Amendment Project. 



Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.




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