Did you know that Reading played an important role in helping people escape from slavery through the Underground Railroad? On Wednesday, May 29th, Hopewell Mennonite Church will host a panel discussion and community conversation about how the Underground Railroad and other struggles against racism and injustice can help us think about the challenges our communities face today. Panelists will include: Bryan Sanguinito (President, Reading Education Association), Professor LaTonya Thames-Taylor (West Chester University), Professor Rita Shah (Elizabethtown College), Hakim Ali (Decarcerate PA), and Josh Glenn (Decarcerate PA).
This event is happening in conjunction with Decarcerate PA's 100 Mile March for a People's Budget, Not a Prison Budget. For more info and a schedule of other events, see http://decarceratePA.info/march