Book banning; Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference; protecting against hacking; WeaveTales
There have been hundreds of incidents of Florida public schools banning books in the past year, according to a report from PEN America, an advocacy group for writing professionals.
The group warned in April that more books could be banned in Florida districts now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill that makes it easier for parents to challenge books and instructional materials they do not approve.
On Thursday, there will be a special meeting of the St. Johns County School Board.
- Rona Brinlee, owner, The BookMark.
- Joe McLean, WJXT Channel 4.
- Kathy Lester, president, American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association.
Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference
This weekend marks the inaugural Jacksonville Civil Rights Conference, billed as an event designed to educate, instruct and reacquaint participants on Civil Rights movements in order to provide the inspiration and tools to make Jacksonville a more equitable community.
Protecting against hacking
If you are on social media, chances are you or someone you know has had their account hacked lately.
A new whistleblower report says Twitter executives deceived federal regulators and the company’s own board of directors about “extreme, egregious deficiencies” in its defenses against hackers, as well as its meager efforts to fight spam.
Guest: Ray Hollister, digital director, WJCT.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is partnering with WeaveTales, a global organization based in Jacksonville whose aim is to break the negative perceptions and existing narratives surrounding refugees.
- Dima Korma, youth and family programs manager, Cummer Museum.
- Tina Pham, WeaveTales participant.