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Upcoming Events

Submit Comments to TSLAC on the HB 900 Library Standards | Deadline Nov. 26

Spring Branch ISD Meeting on Anti-Trans Facilities | Mon, Nov. 27

Previous events

Conroe ISD Meeting on Book Policy | Tue, Nov. 14

State Board of Education Hearing on Textbooks | Tue, Nov. 14 | William B. Travis (Austin)

Sherman ISD Meeting on Trans Kids in Theatre | Mon, Nov. 13

Black Brown Dialogues - Storytelling Panels | Sun, Nov. 12 | Texas Capitol (Austin)

An Advocacy Training for Young Activists | Nov. 11 @ 2-4 PM| Harvard University (Boston)

Texas House Committee Hearing on Vouchers | Thu-Fri, Nov. 9-10 | Texas Capitol (Austin)
Testify to the House Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment on the importance of funding public schools and rejecting vouchers.

TXLege Briefing & Urgent Action Meeting | Wednesday, Nov. 8 @ 7 PM (CT) | Virtual
Join SEAT for a briefing on recent developments in the Texas Legislature – we won in the 3rd session, but a new 4th session is already underway. Stay tuned for RSVP info.

Banned Bookmobile in Texas | Oct. 25-28 | Dallas, Austin, Houston
Join The New Republic's tour across the nation at Texas tour stops to receive copies of banned books and learn about the freedom to read.

AASL National Conference at Tampa | Friday, Oct. 20 | Tampa
Heather Harding, Ed.D., COSF Executive Director, and COSF Student Task Force member Cameron Samuels will discuss the impact of censorship in today’s K-12 education environment during a keynote general session at ALA's school libraries conference.

GLAAD Spirit Day | Thursday, Oct. 19 | Nationwide

Defend Public Schools | Wednesday, Oct. 18 @ 9 AM | Texas Capitol (Austin)
With the #TeachTheTruth coalition, SEAT will speak to the press and deliver nearly 3,000 petitions urging state legislators to say no to voucher schemes.

Banned Beliefs Panel | Wednesday, Oct. 18 @ 10 AM (ET) | Washington, D.C. + Virtual
SEAT's Executive Director Cameron Samuels will join Interfaith Alliance, Rep. Jamie Raskin, and community leaders for a panel conversation on how people of diverse faiths are fighting to protect our public schools and libraries.

Katy Pride | Saturday, Oct. 14 @ 11 AM - 4 PM | First Christian Church (Katy)

Banned Camp Virtual Student Networking | Monday, Oct. 9 @ 6 PM (CT) | Virtual

Boot Vouchers Rally | Saturday, Oct. 7 @ 12-2pm | Texas Capitol (Austin)

Banned Camp: The Magic Power of Reading | Saturday, Oct. 7 | BookPeople (Austin)

Youth Advocates on Fighting Book Bans | Thursday, Oct. 5 @ 7 PM (CT) | Virtual
Moderated by SEAT's Da'Taeveyon Daniels, join us for a keynote Banned Books Week panel with students defending the freedom to read in our schools.

Let's Talk Banned Books! | Thursday, Oct. 5 @ 10 AM| Central Library (Houston)
Join SEAT State Policy Director Hayden Cohen at the Houston Public Library as they moderate a conversation with co-author of Jason Reynolds' All American Boys, Brendan Kiely.

LeVar Burton LIVE with Da’Taeveyon Daniels | Wednesday, Oct. 4 @ 7 PM (CT) | Virtual
As co-chairs of Banned Books Week, SEAT Partnerships Director Da'Taeveyon Daniels will join Reading Rainbow's and Star Trek's LeVar Burton for a conversation on book banning during Banned Books Week.

Authors & Advocates on Fighting Book Bans | Wednesday, Oct. 4 @ 12 PM (CT) | Virtual
Authors John Green, Mike Curato, and librarian Becky Calzada will join SEAT's Da'Taeveyon Daniels for a keynote Banned Books Week conversation.

Intellectual Freedom Teen Panel | Tuesday, Oct. 3 @ 5pm (CT) | Virtual
Join SEAT's Da'Taeveyon Daniels for a Brooklyn Public Library panel conversation with our friends at EmpowerED and other teens defending banned books.

TFN Public Education Action Series | Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 6 PM (CT) | Virtual
Learn about the landscape of our public education system and new policies taking effect, hear from parents and student advocates on their successes and challenges, and get equipped to take action at the local level in the coming months.

SEAT Fall Semester Kickoff | Monday, Sept. 18 @ 7 PM (CT) | Virtual
Join SEAT to kickoff our action and advocacy this semester. We'll be sharing some back-to-school resources, sharing opportunities to further engage this year, and hearing what you are most interested in seeing from Texas policymaking.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee | Tuesday, Sept. 12 @ 9 AM (CT) | Washington, D.C.
SEAT organizer Cameron Samuels will be testifying at a Congressional hearing on book banning, bringing the Texas youth experience to the table. Tune into the livestream!

State Board of Education Meeting | Tuesday, August 29 @ 9:00 AM | William B. Travis (Austin)
With the passage of HB 1605 during the legislative session, schools can adopt "open educational resources" like PragerU for their curriculum. We must confront politicization of education and weaponization of fear and false truths.

KatyISD School Board Meeting | Monday, August 28 @ 5:00 PM | Merrell Center (Katy)
Let's demonstrate the true representation of our community and elevate the student narrative in educational policymaking. We must confront recent book bans and the new policy proposal on "Parental Authority & Gender Fluidity."

SEAT at HATCH Youth | Sunday, August 27 @ 6:30 PM | the Montrose Center (Houston)
If you are a participant of HATCH Youth, join us for a presentation on advocacy and action!

CDF ChildWatch 2023 | Wednesday, August 23 @ 2:00 PM | Virtual (Los Angeles)
SEAT organizer Da'Taeveyon will be a panelist for "Organizing, Fighting Back, and Book Banning" at this annual conference by Children's Defense Fund.

KatyISD School Board Meeting | Monday, August 21 @ 5:00 PM | Merrell Center (Katy)
Let's demonstrate the true representation of our community and elevate the student narrative in educational policymaking. We must confront recent book bans and the new policy proposal on "Parental Authority & Gender Fluidity."

SEAT Back-to-School Workshops | August 8-12 | Various Locations
Confronting Book Bans, Building a Movement, and GLAAD Media Engagement.

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