Your Guide to Understanding the 2024 Education Censorship Bills in Tennessee

June 5, 2024 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Join the Tennessee Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms for a briefing and discussion on the new censorship laws that passed in the 113th Tennessee General Assembly in 2024, and how educators, students and community members have been affected and are responding.

Stella Yarbrough, Legal Director of The ACLU of Tennessee, will guide attendees in understanding the content and legal implications of the censorship bills that are impacting curriculum, library access, book banning, divisive concepts in higher education, and gender identity reporting. This webinar will also give updates on the implementation of past censorship laws, current litigation efforts, and other key session takeaways.

We will be joined by Amy Clark, Director at RALLY, an advocacy agency, who will share about how the censorship movement in Tennessee connects to the larger national trends and will share strategic messaging tactics & resources related to RALLY’s We Believe Campaign.

The attendees will also learn about current advocacy efforts led by Coalition partners and we encourage others to share their local concerns or efforts as well. Attendees will leave with actionable resources and ways to advocate on these important issues and make sure their voices are heard.

This event is co-hosted by partners of the TN Coalition for Truth in Our Classrooms including:

The ACLU-TN, API Middle TN, AWAKE TN, FUTURO, Mom’s for Social Justice – Chattanooga, My Brother’s Keeper – Nashville, Nashville Teachers Residency, National Center for Youth Law, RALLY, Relay Graduate School of Education, Stand for Children – Tennessee, TN Education Association, TN Association of School Librarians, TN Educators of Color Alliance, TN Library Association, TN Library Ecosystem Coalition, WillCo Iris, TN NAACP, TN Youth Coalition, Urban League of Middle TN, Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee.