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The longest year ever is coming to a close. (Amen.) That means that it’s time to peruse some Best of 2020 book lists! Across the web you can find tons of these kinds of lists. Two of my…
continue reading What Philadelphia Read in 2020
written by Jamie B.
December 30, 2020
Planning and hosting the Free Library's Social Justice Symposium for young people has become an important tradition at the Philadelphia City Institute Library . We held the first Symposium in…
continue reading The Social Justice Symposium Turns Five!
written by Erin H.
December 21, 2020
Updated Friday, July 10, 2020 4:59 p.m. "The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee supports the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library of Philadelphia ! CBWFLP Response to…
continue reading Race in the United States: Social Justice Virtual Workshops for Teens
written by Megan J.
July 7, 2020
by Timmy Lawrence and Geneva Williams, members of the Youth Planning Committee for the 2018 Social Justice Symposium for Teens. Today, more than ever, social issues have reached a pivotal point in…
continue reading Teens Explore Social Justice at the Free Library
written by Administrator
July 5, 2018
A little over a week ago, on the same day that a hate-fueled gathering was taking place in Charlottesville, Virginia, a group of teenagers was gathering at a small library in Philadelphia to talk…
continue reading Second Annual Social Justice Symposium Wrap Up
written by Erin H.
August 23, 2017
Parkway Central is hosting a Social Justice Symposium for Teens on Monday, August 29th and if you are a high school student who is passionate about your Philadelphia community and care about…
continue reading Social Justice Symposium for Teens – Register Now!
written by Becky F.
August 23, 2016