Every September, libraries around the country celebrate the freedom to read whatever we choose during Banned Books Week. This year, Multnomah County Library is hosting the event: Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect on Monday, Sep 26 to highlight diverse comics. Increasingly, books by diverse authors or about diverse communities wind up on the list of most challenged titles. Comic book authors M.K. Reed (Americus), Jonathan Hill (Americus), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate), Tristan Tarwater (Hen & Chick) and editor Hannah Means-Shannon (Dark Horse Comics) will discuss this trend and express a vision for how greater inclusion means a stronger future for intellectual freedom. This panel discussion is presented and moderated by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. This program is made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.