It’s time to start thinking about the annual effort to make libraries a site for conversation about freedom and democracy. Now in its fifth year, The September Project is a world-wide effort – and one that can help make your library more visible on campus. Here’s a message from David Silver, who was interviewed here last year.
Welcome to the 5th annual September Project! The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries during the month of September. September Project events are free and organized locally.
In 2004, we began the September Project to break the silence following September 11, and to invite all people into libraries to consider topics of patriotism, democracy, and citizenship. Initially, events focused on September 11 and largely took place on September 11. As the project evolved, events spread throughout the month of September and focused on issues of freedom and democracy.
To date, public, academic, school, and government libraries around the world have organized September Project book displays, community book readings, childrens’ art projects, film screenings, theatrical performances, civic deliberations, voter registrations, murals, panel discussions, and so much more. What will this year bring?
How can you participate? Organize an event at your library, and tell us about it! We’ll post all events on this site as they develop around the world.
You can sign up to join the discussion here.