Community Rally in Defense of Evanston Public Library’s Only Black Librarian
Apr
20
3:30pm 3:30pm

Community Rally in Defense of Evanston Public Library’s Only Black Librarian

Evanston and neighboring community members rally outside a retaliatory disciplinary hearing for Lesley Williams, sole black librarian at Evanston Public Library and Director of Adult Services. This is the latest in a series of punitive actions targeting Williams for her unwavering commitment to challenge the library leadership on issues of racial justice, equitable distribution of resources, representation, provision of library services in predominantly black neighborhoods, and free speech on controversial issues.

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