Sept. Proj. #5 is Go!

The September Project is a very groovy grassroots movement that got started when I was getting my master's at UW in 2004. I helped work on publicizing it at the time and am happy to see how it's grown. If you're into libraries as spaces for open deliberation, public participation, and local activism, check out the info after the jump and see if any of your local libraries want to participate. (Plus, it's run by two very cool folks.)

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.

The September Project: Connecting the world one library at a time


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