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

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Mar 15 17:15:21 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

*Boston Socialist Unity Project*
*Together we fight. Together we win.*

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