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Defending democracy is about more than elections — it’s about ensuring our freedom to read, protecting our reproductive rights, and advancing a society where we all can thrive.

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You can’t claim to be in favor of democracy and ban books in the same breath.

Attacks on books featuring diverse perspectives are attacks on a bold, vibrant democracy.

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Join Us in Austin

We have plenty of ways to engage with Democracy Forward team members on the ground in Austin, Texas. We’d love to see you there:

SXSW PANEL: 1984 or 2024? Book Bans. Censorship. The Fight for Democracy.

Our official SXSW panel will discuss the rising censorship agenda & how we can leverage collective power to defend the freedom to read & turn the page on this Orwellian playbook. Panelists include Democracy Forward’s President & CEO Skye Perryman, student Da’Taeveyon Daniels, bookstore CEO Charley Rejsek, and librarian Adam Webb.

March 11, 4:00 – 5:00 PM @ Hilton Austin Downtown. Register here.

UNIFIED JAM PANEL: Freedom to Read, Restoring Democracy in the Lone Star State

We are hosting a panel during the day-long Unified Jam celebration that will discuss the complexities of censorship, the power of storytelling, and the impact of challenging societal norms.

March 8, 9:45 – 10:45 AM @ Austin Central Library. Register here.


Can’t make it to these events but want to connect? Reach out to for more opportunities to connect with the Democracy Forward team, either in Austin or in the coming weeks.