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The Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) is partnering with The Dramatists Guild Political Engagement Initiative to present Banned Together 2020. The week long series of events, which spans from October 1 to October 2, includes two online panel discussions that will highlight BIPOC writers who have previously been left out of significant cultural conversations. The Dramatists Guild recognizes the importance of including writers of all different backgrounds as we move forward to create a more diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist theatrical cannon.

Facing Censorship: Personal Experiences on Being Banned
Thursday, October 1 at 3pm EDT
Professor Jimmy Noriega will moderate a panel of writers discussing their own personal experiences with censorship, the challenges they faced, and their takeaways.

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Unknown Legacies: Black Playwrights in America
Friday, October 2 at 3pm EDT
The DG and the DLDF are proud to welcome professors William Maxwell, Mary Helen Washington, and William J. Harris. This panel of esteemed scholars will examine the nuanced legacies of playwrights Amiri Baraka and Alice Childress, and will discuss the complicated reasons why these two writers are not part of the theatrical canon as we know it today.

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