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The Banned Books Week Coalition is a group of diverse organizations, including the American Society of Journalists and Authors, that work together to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the right to read. In September, the Coalition tries to engage various communities and encourage them to read banned books through advocacy and education. In 1981, the ASJA staged a "read-in" on the steps of the New York Public Library to protest censorship of books. The following year, the ASJA joined with the American Library Association (ALA) to found Banned Book Week, which is usually held in September. Every September, members of the ASJA wear their "I Read Banned Books" buttons to show their support of the First Amendment.