Back to All Events

Lesley Williams' Termination Hearing

  • Evanston Public Library 1703 Orrington Avenue Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)


Lesley has another pre-disciplinary hearing meeting. Her charges say "You have exhibited poor work performance, gross incompetence, conduct unbecoming, and repeated failure to work in accordance with City polices."

This is what happened in April >

The private details of Lesley's last disciplinary action were not released in order to protect the people who were involved and not cause them any distress.

This time, here is as much transparency as possible without naming others involved:

In addition to all of these interactions (while claiming they don't have time or resources for a racial equity audit), this e-mail between Margaret Lurie (EPL Board of Trustees) and Karen Danczak-Lyons (Director of EPL) on March 10 illustrates that the Evanston Public Library has been trying to figure out how to fire Lesley Williams since even before her last hearing.

Earlier Event: May 17
Welcome Home, Chelsea Manning!
Later Event: June 24
Expanding Lives, Summer 2017