CBLDF launches new Education And Outreach Initiative At SDCC 2010

by Jeff

CBLDF CBLDF launches new Education And Outreach Initiative At SDCC 2010Media Release — The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to reveal its new Education and Outreach Initiative, designed to help the organization better perform its mission by empowering professionals, educators, and other individuals to participate in its education work. The initiative is headed up by Betsy Rosenblatt, the CBLDF’s new Advisory Chair for Education and Outreach. Rosenblatt is the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier Law School in California.

“I’m volunteering for the CBLDF because I care about comics and I care about free speech,” Rosenblatt says. “These freedoms should just happen naturally, but we know from experience that sometimes they don’t—they need help from organizations like the CBLDF, and I want to help. I know that there are a lot of people out there who, like me, care about the mission of the CBLDF— not just comics creators, publishers, and retailers, but everyone who reads comics and even those who don’t read comics but still understand the importance of living in a society with the freedom to express oneself, to create, and to read. Many of these people know about the CBLDF, what it does, and why it’s important, but many of them don’t—and that’s what the CBLDF’s outreach and education program aims to fix.”

Initial information about the program and its Advisory Chair are up now at www.cbldf.org. Please visit the CBLDF at Comic-Con booth 1920 this weekend, where Rosenblatt will appear on Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to meet with potential volunteers for this important new program.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community. They have defended dozens of Free Expression cases in courts across the United States, and led important education initiatives promoting comics literacy and free expression. For additional information, donations, and other inquiries call 800-99-CBLDF or visit them online at www.cbldf.org.

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