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Announcing a special reception to honor the 2013 Montana Pride Foundation Scholars and the 20th Anniversary of the Pride Foundation Scholarship Program!
Twenty years ago, Pride Foundation received a special request to memorialize a family member by starting a scholarship fund in his honor. Growing from that first, single scholarship award to six scholarships awarded the following year, we never could have imagined the growth and joy that would follow. This year, Pride Foundation will support the educational dreams of more than 100 students from across the region—bringing the total number of students supported since 1993 to over 1,000. In partnership with and with great thanks to the thousands of volunteers, fund-holders, and donors of the Scholarship Program, nearly $3 million has been awarded.
We will be celebrating this special anniversary as well as honoring the 2013 Pride Foundation Scholars at events across the region. Please join us as we celebrate our scholars, acknowledge family members, teachers, and mentors in their lives, and also thank our generous donors and volunteers for their support.
Please join us:
Friday, May 10
The Florence: 111 North Higgins Avenue | Missoula, Montana 59802
This event is free to attend. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine will be hosted.
HELENA, MT —Almost since Montana’s beginnings people have been trying to control what we read. Books have been targeted for being too violent, too insulting, too sexy or just plain too dangerous.
In 1902 Butte banned “The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself” as morally corrupt and insulting to Butte and its citizens.
During WWI Montana banned, and some towns even burned, German books as part of the Sedition Act.
Just last year, a parent challenged the use of Newberry Award-winning book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” in Helena Public Schools’ curriculum. The ACLU of Montana was there, as were more than 100 supporters of intellectual freedom who successfully fought for the novel’s retention.
The ACLU takes a strong stance for the First Amendment and everyone’s right to read what they choose.
Celebrate Banned Books Week, Sept. 24-Oct. 1 by learning more about book banning, finding out what you can do to protect intellectual freedom, reading a banned book or attending a Banned Books Week event near you hosted by the ACLU or Montana or the Montana Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee.
*Great Falls — Monday, Sept. 26
Montana State University – Great Falls, Heritage Hall
*Helena — Monday, Sept. 26
Lewis and Clark County Library
*Plentywood — Monday, Sept. 26
Sheridan County Library