[act-ma] RESCHEDULED: Boston Socialist Unity conference for March 17 is being postponed

Boston Socialist Unity Project bostonsocialistunity at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 14:58:36 PDT 2018


Dear Boston area activist community,


The Boston Socialist Unity Project has decided to reschedule its third
annual conference, originally scheduled for March 17 at MIT.   Charges of
sexual misconduct have been made in relation to one of the presenters, and
significant concerns have been expressed by some of the participating
organizations.  BSUP cannot sponsor a conference with the mission of
promoting unity until this issue has been addressed.



Rather, BSUP is organizing a public town hall meeting in the near future
about sexual misconduct in the movement and related issues, which are an
obstacle to unity.  We will reach out broadly to different constituencies
and resources to develop this program. Our goal will be to work towards a
credible process by which BSUP and the broader Left movement can handle
these situations.  As we focus on unity and healing, we should remain
concerned about justice for all parties, recognizing the process and its
outcomes may not fully satisfy everyone.


We apologize for the inevitable inconvenience, especially to those
volunteers who have spent much time working to build this conference.
Information about the upcoming program will be sent as soon as it is
final.


This conference was organized to oppose and help heal the divisions in our
society, which the ruling class uses as tools to fragment the Left. There
is much work to do in combating this, and BSUP hopes you will return in the
future to further our focus on unity.   A  better world is possible!


In solidarity,

Organizing Committee, Boston Socialist Unity Project


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