The Ad Hoc Committee for Newark’s History will organize a day-long symposium from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the Newark Public Library to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Medical School Fight.
The symposium will explore the origins of the Medical School controversy, the community resistance, the negotiations and agreements, and the implementation of the community demands within a broader historical context. It will offer timely insights on issues of community urban development, housing, employment, and healthcare, which remain pressing issues in Newark.
Scholars and Veterans of this struggle for economic justice and political empowerment will participate in a constructive, inter-generational dialogue on urban policy, resistance movements, and equitable economic development.
The program is FREE, open to the public, and lunch will be served. Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/y9qpqfjv