28 Nov '17, 4pm

More coverage of SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy town halls today on BMag Online:

More coverage of SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy town halls today on BMag Online:

SCA Director Mary Tellie had her back literally against the wall for much of the conversation, though she was explicit in her desire to listen and absorb as much feedback as possible. Mary attempted to break down the decision-making process that the WCE and the SCA board made in the days after the initial backlash against Dubai, but many of Philadelphia’s baristas were skeptical. Pressed on the reason the SCA didn’t just simply withdraw Dubai from contention, Mary said that there are many things still under review and that nothing is off of the table. The financial terms of the contract that Dubai extended to the SCA are confidential, but many found the overall lack of transparency disturbing, including Mary herself. She remarked that while no one acted outside of their role, the merger of the SCAA and SCAE created a flawed list of characteristics to select host sites.

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/philly-town-hall/

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