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News April 26, 2024

Wendy Wright Appointed Senior Fellow of the Centre for Free Expression

Wendy Wright, Director of the Smithers Public Library in northwestern British Columbia, has been appointed a senior fellow by the Centre for Free Expression (CFE).

“With more than 30 years of working in bookstores, publishing, and libraries across Canada and with deep experience in promoting intellectual freedom, we are delighted Wendy is joining CFE as a senior fellow,” said CFE Director, James L. Turk. “She will play an important role in our work fostering public discourse and opposing censorship.

Wendy is immediate past chair of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations’ (CFLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee, has chaired and co-chaired the British Columbia Library Association’s (BCLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee, and is a past BCLA Board member.  She has provided intellectual freedom webinars and advice to public library boards and staff and has helped raise public awareness about the harms of censorship. Her current focus is on the intersection of the intellectual freedom rights of children and youth with parental rights and responsibilities.