CFLA-FCAB Upholds Intellectual Freedom Oct 23, 2019 | News | 1 comment Please click here for the letter of support to the Toronto Public Library Board. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related 1 Comment Michael Dudley on 2019-11-05 at 11:04 am Excellent statement — principled and balanced. There must be open public venues for debates about human rights and how they are to be equitably distributed by governments, institutions and agencies to balance the needs of all concerned, especially when these rights are newly-enshrined in law and are still being negotiated and tested. In an increasingly polarized political environment the public library is perfectly situated to fill this role. Condemning, protesting or boycotting a public library for fulfilling its commitment to intellectual freedom is anti-democratic. The struggle for trans rights is not well-served by such tactics, for if progressive and democratic institutions like public libraries are not permitted to have this conversation then the only voices that will are those on the social conservative/religious right, which are generally hostile to their cause. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.