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U.S. and Virginia Education Politics, Policies, and Prose: Restricting Literary Choices in Education

U.S. and Virginia Education Politics, Policies, and Prose: Restricting Literary Choices in Education

This session begins with a brief overview of the censorship process and primary locations in which it takes place within the U.S. Particular focus will be given to the growing restriction of literature in education, and the effects this has on both Virginia teachers at different educational levels as well as students. Misty Krell and David Powers Corwin will also discuss the potential effects that restricting literacy choices can have on students as they move into higher education and/or professional spaces and your opportunities to influence this process and share resources for further involvement and learning.

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Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason). 

About Misty and David

Misty Krell is a Term Faculty member and director of Academic Affairs for the interdisciplinary School of Integrative Studies (GMU). In this role she focuses on assessment, faculty development, and curriculum development, including the creation of a literature course in 2020 focused on banned books (INTS 363).

David Powers Corwin is an assistant professor of Women and Gender Studies and integrative studies here at Mason. They teach courses and conduct research in the following areas: feminist and queer theory, gender and sexuality in popular culture, friendship studies, and ecofeminist and queer approaches to Appalachian studies.

About OLLI Mason

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In celebration of George Mason University’s 50th anniversary, OLLI Mason is pleased to collaborate with George Mason University’s Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies to provide the interactive course Russia’s War on Ukraine in Historical Perspective.

OLLI Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences to curious individuals. Learn more at


This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button. A Zoom link will be emailed one before start of each program. 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Monday, April 3, 2023
11:50am - 1:15pm
Library Branch:
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 43 seats available.

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