2014 fREADom

Celebrate your freedom to READ!

Pittsburgh personalities and performers will read from their favorite banned or challenged works.


  • Charlie Batch, former quarterback- Pittsburgh Steelers/founder- Best of the Batch Foundation
  • Paul Guggenheimer, host, WESA’s “Essential Pittsburgh”
  • Dan Kamin, world-renowned mime
  • Alan Olifson, comedian, host of Moth StorySLAM Pittsburgh
  • Hope Academy of Music and the Arts, arts education outreach program for youth
  • Vanessa German, poet, performer, photographer, sculptor and activist
Plus - Banned Advertising! Images and clips from ads that some folks thought you shouldn’t see!

WHEN: Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Jewish Community Center, Robinson Building, Katz Auditorium, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill 15217

Parking: Street /meter parking available. Additional parking available at public lots located at the JCC Forbes Ave. entrance and under the library at Forbes & Murray

The program is supported by a grant from the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund of the Freedom to Read Foundation and with generous support from The Judith Krug First Amendment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Banned After Dark - Halloween Week, stay tuned for date and location!