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Social Justice Symposium for Teens

Sat, August 12, 2017 10:30 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Are you a high school student who is passionate about your community? Do you care about big issues such as racism, inequality, and injustice? Join us at the Free Library’s second annual Social Justice Symposium for Teens and you will learn, think, and talk about what matters to you, to other community members, and to our society as a whole.

The Symposium is a day of discussions and workshops on social justice issues. We will kick off the day with a keynote talk by Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give. After eating lunch together, we will break into smaller groups to explore different aspects of social justice through workshops and discussions led by community leaders.

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still resides in Jackson, Mississippi as indicated by her accent. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Belhaven University and an unofficial degree in Hip Hop. She is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. Her debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times Best Seller. Film rights have been optioned by Fox 2000 with George Tillman attached to direct and Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg attached to star.

Registration is required; to sign up, please email hoopese@freelibrary.org, call 215-685-6621, or stop by the Reference Desk.

Philadelphia City Institute
1905 Locust Street (19th & Locust on W. Rittenhouse Square)
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5730
215-685-6621

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