The Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change) collaborated on an installation and panel on banned books at SXSW in Austin. It was so popular that the Zinn Education Project is now offering a guide for anyone to create a Teach Banned Books pop-up display of their own that can be used at:
The interactive display provides an engaging introduction to the dangers of banned books and efforts to defend the freedom to learn. The large-scale installation was first displayed at SXSW in 2023, hosted by the Zinn Education Project and the African American Policy Forum, designed by Karyn Holyk, and sponsored by Lush Cosmetics. It traveled to the PEN World Voices Festival in New York City and the NEA Conference on Racial and Social Justice in Orlando.
The Zinn Education Project made these materials available as part of the #TeachTruth campaign in advance of the Day of Action on June 10. Materials can be used throughout the year. Lush Cosmetics prepared the artistic components with Open Source access.
The guide includes downloadable graphics and instructions. Use all or any selection of the components. If you create an installation, please share on social media with #TeachTruth and/or send us a photo. We also offer a list of recommended banned books.