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CANCELLED - Social Justice Symposium
Sat, August 1, 2020 12:00 P.M.
This event has been cancelled by The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee in support of the Concerned Black Workers at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee supports the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library of Philadelphia!
We are Philadelphia high school and college students who have been working for several weeks to plan the Free Library’s fifth annual Social Justice Symposium, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday August 1. We have watched the Concerned Black Workers advocate for their safety and well being. But their demands have not been met.
After reading the Board of Trustees response letter, we have decided to cancel our event. We are outraged, sad, and disappointed in the leadership of the Free Library for their inadequate and dismissive response.
Although the Symposium is an opportunity for young activists to learn and grow together, we as a Committee feel that being in solidarity with the Concerned Black Workers is the best way to move toward radical change in the Free Library system.