This events calendar is sent on the 15th and 30th of each month. It is a grassroots effort to publicize progressive events in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania. Please forward this email and share with family and friends!

Email 
tomulrich41@gmail.com and ask to be added to the Lehigh Valley Events email list. 
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Good Government Monthly Focus for February 
(info on government that works for everyone)


1.  Strengthen Democracy by using independent redistricting commissions for district boundaries and stopping prison gerrymandering..
Video - What is gerrymandering?
Article - Understanding Congressional Gerrymandering!

Article - Imbalance of Power!
Resources on redistricting from FairVote!
Website - Prison Gerrymandering Project!
Article - Solutions to prison gerrymandering!


2.  Reducing extreme economic inequality helps reduce political inequality
Video - Wealth Inequality Explained in 2 Minutes
Signup - Inequality Weekly E-Newsletter!
Website - United for a Fair Economy

Pa Update
PA Progressive Summit in February 17 and 18, 2017
Fair Districts PA is working on redistricting reform. Join their email list. Statewide conference calls on 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7 PM.
Good Government PA sends a Wed. weekly update. To join that email list, email tomulrich41 @ gmail .com and ask to be added to GG list. 

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Monthly Calendar
 

General Announcements

Lehigh Valley Governmental Meeting Schedules - HERE
LEPOCO Peace and Justice Community Information
- HERE!

Nurture Nature Center in Easton Calendar - HERE!
Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center - HERE!
Rodale Institute Calendar - HERE!
Free Speech TV Online - HERE!
Keystone Progress Daily News - HERE!
Lehigh Valley Vanguard Magazine - HERE!
Bethlehem Food Co-Op News - HERE!
PA Budget and Policy Center Info - HERE!
Lehigh Valley Humanist Events - HERE!
Voters in Pennsylvania can now register online - HERE!
Fair Districts PA Calendar of Events - HERE!
Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund Info - HERE!
Building Channels for Change in Phila - HERE!

Mondays (9:30-11:30 AM), Wed. (4-5:30 PM) and Fridays (9:30-11:30 AM) - Free English Classes open to all at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown. Also, volunteer teachers needed. Call 610-434-3943.


Fri. Feb. 17 and Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 - PA Progressive Summit in Harrisburg. Click HERE for info and registration.

Fri. Feb. 17, 11 to 1 PM - Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, PPHAC Rm 301. Click HERE for info. (3rd Fri)


Sun. Feb. 19, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum presents 'Slavery and the Burden of Race' with Phil Reiss at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. Feb. 19, 6 PM - LEPOCO Potluck and Politics - Vietnam and Cambodia Today: Impressions From Our Recent Travels with Ted Morgan and Mary Lou Hatcher at the Lehigh Valley Friends Meetinghouse, 4116 Bath Pike (Route 512) Bethlehem. Please bring food to share for potluck dinner at 6, program at 6:30. Info at 610-691-8730.

Mon. Feb. 20, 2017 - World Day of Social Justice - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Mon. Feb. 20, 7 PM - Brian Orend Lecture, author of 'The Morality of War' at Muhlenberg College, Moyer Hall's Miller Forum. More information!

Mon. Feb. 20, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Sierra Club Meeting at Northampton Community College Fowler Center,  Northampton Community College Fowler 511 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem Southside. Click HERE for more info. (3rd Mon)

Tues. Feb. 21, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. Click HERE for info! (every Tues)

Tues. Feb. 21, 6:30 PM - Town Hall With or Without Senator Toomey at Resurrected Life Community Church, 144 N. 9th St. Allentown. Sponosred by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network. Click HERE for info.


Thurs. Feb. 23, 3-6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network Clean Jobs PA Forum and Reception at Hamilton Kitchen and Bar, 645 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Click HERE for info and registration.

Fri. Feb. 24, 7:15 PM - Fourth Friday Films presents 'Planetary: Reconnect to Something Bigger' at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click HERE for info.

Sat. Feb. 25, 9 AM to 6 PM - Voting Justice and Democratizing Elections Conference in Philadelphia, Friends Meeting House, 320 Arch St. Click HERE for info and registration.

Sat. Feb. 25, Noon to 2 - Horsham Drone War Command Center Protest Rally in Montgomery County at Easton and County Line Rd. A carpool from LV will leave at 10:45 AM from the Hellertown Park and Ride, near Rt. 412 and I-78 behind Turkey hill. Call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 for info. (last Sat of month)

Sat. Feb. 25, 3-5 PM - Community Dialogue on Race sponsored by Power Northeast in Allentown, 916 W. Turner Street at Resurrected Life Center. Program is about bringing people together for conversations that help us face our own fears about race and difference, unlearn internalized beliefs, and deepen skills of listening and communicating with one another with honesty and integrity. (4th Sat)

Sun. Feb. 26, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. Feb. 26. 2 PM - Hoodie Rally to mark the five-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death at Bethlehem City Hall Plaza. Main Speaker will be Rev. Gregory Edwards, Allentown Resurrected Life Community Church. Info from Rev. Elizabeth Goudy, Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, at 610-866-8223.


Sun. Feb. 26, 3 PM - Welcome Refugees and Immigrants as Neighbors and Friends Program at Moravian College, Johnston Hall. Click HERE for info.

Tues. Feb. 28, 3:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Committee Against State Killing Meeting, at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem.  Everyone interested in working to end the death penalty in Pennsylvania is invited to attend.  Call 610-691-8730 for more information. (last Tues)

Tues. Feb. 28, 7 PM - Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (MAREA) Meeting at TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, PA 18031.  Info at 610-682-4300 or themarea@gmail.com, and click HERE! (last Tues of month)

Tues. Feb. 28, 7-9 PM - LV Humanists Book Club at Pies On Pizzeria, 601 Front St., Catasauqua. Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Tues. Feb. 28, 9 PM PDA Clean, Fair, Transparent Elections Conference Call! Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Wed. March 1, 3:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Coalition Against State Killing (LV-CASK) Meeting at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem.  Currently working on supporting the death penalty moratorium in PA.  Everyone welcome. Call 610-691-8730 for info. (1st Wed)

Wed. March 1 , 4:30 to 6 PM - Watershed Coalition of the LV Monthly Meeting at Lower Saucon Township Municipal Center, 3700 Old Phila. Pike, Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

Wed. March 1, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 1017 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor. Join us for our weekly meeting to discuss strategies to fight for $15, protect the environment, fight for immigrants and Latinos in PA. A meal is provided. Click HERE for website. (Wed weekly)

Wed. March 1, 9 PM - Know Drones Weekly Conference CallClick HERE for info. (Wed. weekly)

Wed. March 1, 9 PM - PDA Economic and Social Justice Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

Thurs. March 2, 9-3 PM - PA Budget and Policy Center Summit in Harrisburg, Hilton Harriburg, 2 N. Second St. Click HERE to register.

Thurs. March 2, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Update Conference Call. Call-in number is 641-715-3580 and the access code is 594190. (1st and 3rd Thurs)

Fri. March 3, 7 PM - LEPOCO 
Popcorn and Politics at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., south Bethlehem. Please bring a snack or beverage to share. Click HERE for info or call 610-691-8730. (1st Fri)

Sat. March 4, 9:30 to 2:30 PM - How We Fight Back: Shaping Our Community, even in the age of Trump Event in Allentown at Muhlenberg College sponsored by Representative Mike Schlossberg. Click HERE for info and registration.

Sat. March 4, Noon - First Saturday Drone Death March in Philadelphia at 
12th and Arch. Info from Marge Van Cleef at 203-804-3013. (1st Sat)

Sat. March 4, 2 PM - Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (1st Sat)

Sun. March 5, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. March 5, 10:30 AM - LV Humanist Meeting at the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center, 522 West Maple St., Allentown. Click HERE for info. (1st Sun)

Mon. March 6, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Food and Water Watch Meeting at Bethlehem Wegman's, Rt. 512. (usually 1st Mon)


Tues. March 7 - Resist Tuesdays Actions -  HERE!

Tues. March 7, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. March 7, 6 PM - LEPOCO First Tuesday Book Club at the 
Bethlehem Public Library in the second floor meeting room. Click HERE for info or call Mimi Lang at 610-866-2407. (1st Tues)

Tues. March 7, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 1017 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor. Join us for our weekly meeting to discuss strategies to fight for $15, protect the environment, fight for immigrants and Latinos in PA. A meal is provided. Click HERE for website. (weekly)

Tues. March 7, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley For All Meeting in Bethlehem at the Remax office, 2910 Easton Ave. (behind DQ) Info at Lehigh Valley For All or tomtharring@aol.com. (1st Tues)

Tues. March 7, 7 PM - First Tuesday "Move To Amend" Local Action Webinar Training. Click HERE for info and to sign up. (1st Tues)

Tues. March 7, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Gay Men's Chorus Rehearsal at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 N. Center Street, Bethlehem. New people welcome. Click HERE for info. (every Tues)

Wed. March 8, 2017 - International Women's Day. Click HERE for info and 
HERE for inspirational video. (yearly)

Wed. March 8, 1 to 3 PM - Progressive Democrats of America Monthly Round TableClick HERE for info about the event. Click HERE for live streaming. (2nd Wed)

Wed. March 8, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 1017 Hamilton St., 3rd Floor. Join us for our weekly meeting to discuss strategies to fight for $15, protect the environment, fight for immigrants and Latinos in PA. A meal is provided. Click HERE for website. (weekly)

Wed. March 8, 7-9 PM - Allentown Weekly Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Meeting 
at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown. Click HERE for website. (every Wed)

Wed. March 8, 9 PM - Weekly National People's Agenda Conference Call!  Click HERE to register. (each Wed)

Thurs. March 9, 6:30 - 8 PM - MAREA Environmental Book Discussion at Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. Click HERE for info on book of the month. Click HERE for the MAREA website. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. March 9, 7 PM - ACLU Lehigh Valley Chapter Meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click HERE for information. All Welcome! (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. March 9, 7 PM - Dinner and Environmental Movie at the Ship Inn, Milford NJ. RSVP to Susan Schirmer at soupys@att.net. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. March 9, 9 PM - PDA National End Mass Criminalization Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. March 9, 4-5 PM - Monthly Peace Vigil, Third and Wyandotte Sts. Bethlehem.

Fri. March 10, 10-12 AM - Beyond Capitalism Working Group  at Moravian College Haupert Union Building. Stop at the HUP desk to inquire about the room location as it sometimes changes. (2nd Fri)

Sun. March 12, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Mon. March 13, 11:30 AM - League of Women Voters of Lehigh County Hot Topics Luncheon at the Superior Restaurant, 102 Main St., Emmaus. Cost is $11. Contact Sue Phillips at suemph@verizon.net to register by the previous Thurs. (2nd Mon) 

Mon. March 13, 6 PM - Lehigh Valley Caffeinated TV Show Streamed LivePlease join us for our weekly show for local progressive news of national significance. Click HERE! (every Monday)

Mon. March 13, 7 PM - LEPOCO Action Meeting at the LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem. All members and friends are welcome at this business meeting where the organization's activities are review and set.  Call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730 for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. March 13, 7 PM - LV Humanist Book Club at Hello Burrito in Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. March 13, 9 PM - PDA National ERA 3-State Strategy Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Tues. March 14 - Resist Tuesdays Actions -  HERE!

Tues. March 14, 6 PM - Lehigh Valley Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting at Northampton Community College Fowler Center, Rm 525, 11 E. 3rd St. Bethlehem. Potluck followed by meeting at 6:30. Info at 610-258-0528. (Tues. after 2nd Sat)

Tues. March 14, 6:30 to 8:45 PM - Alliance for Sustainable Communities Monthly Meeting at Moravian College, HUB, Air Products Room. Open to all interested in the Alliance. Click HERE for info. (usually 2nd Tues)

Tues. March 14, 9 PM - PDA End Wars and Occupations - Redirect Funding Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (2nd Tues)

Tues. March 14, 6-8 PM - 'The connection between Educational Acheivement, Affordable Boadband and Digitial Literacy A Panel and Community Discussion',presented by the Allentown Digital Inclusion Initiative at the Allentown Public Library 1210 W. Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18102. Info at centercitythrifthub@outlook. com.

Tues. March 14, 7 PM - Pete Giugni presentation and discussion, 'Humanitarian Operations in Insecure Environments' at Muhlenberg College. Location to be decided. 
More information!

Wed. March 15, 8-9:30 PM (EST) - Move to Amend WebinarClick HERE for info. (3rd Wed)

Sat. March 18, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - What Most People Don't Understand About Race with Dr. Karen Gaffney at Northampton Community College, Alumni Hall, Bethlehem. Presented by the AAUW of Bethlehem and Easton. RSVP to Ruth at aauwlehighvalleydiversity @ gmail .com.

Sat. March 18, 5 PM - LEPOCO Annual Dinner at Wesley United Methodist Church. Click HERE for info

Sun. March 19, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. March 19, 4 PM - Afternoon of Song and Shared Strength sponsored by SheWho at The Fairmont, 41 Conshohocken State Rd., Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004. Click HERE for more info.


Wed. March 22, 2017 - World Water Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Sun. March 26, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Tues. March 28, 7 PM - Michael Kazin lecture, 'Should the U.S. Have Fought in World War One' at Muhlenberg College, Moyer Hall's Miller Forum. More information! 

Fri. April 7, 8:30 to 4 PM - LVAIC Conference From War to Peace, with presentation by Theatre of War at 1:30 in Seegers Union Event Space. 
More information!

Mon. April 17, 6:30 PM - Bethlehem Food Co-Op Meeting at the Bahnson Center, W. Locust Street, Movavian College, Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (3nd Mon. quarterly)

Thurs. April 27, 6:30 PM - Spring Meeting of The Weston A. Price Foundation - Lehigh Valley Chapter at the United Steelworkers Hall, Lehigh Street, Bethlehem. Free admission. Click HERE for info.  (4th Thurs. quarterly)

Sat. April 29 - People's Climate March in Washington DC and around the country on the Saturday after Earth Day. Click HERE for info and registration. Supported by Sierra Club, 350.org and others.


Sat. May 6 to Sun. May 14 - March From Liberty Bell to Harrisburg to Restore Democracy in Pennsylvania. Click HERE for info. Issues are redistricting reform to eliminate gerrymandering, pass a gift ban in PA, and pass automatic voter registration. 

Fri. June 2 to Sun. June 4 - 2017 Left Forum in NYC. Click HERE for info and registration.


Mon. June 5, 2017 - World Environment Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Sat. July 1, 2017 - United Nations International Day of Cooperatives HERE! (1st Sat. in July)

Fri. Sept. 15, 2017 - United Nations International Day of Democracy - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Thurs. Sept. 21, 2017 - International Peace Day!  Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Mon. Oct. 9, 2017 - Indigenous Peoples' Day - Click HERE! (2nd Mon in Oct)

Mon. Oct. 16, 2017 - World Food Day!  A day of action against hunger when people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger. Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)

Fri. Dec. 1, 2017 - World AIDS Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)


Sun. Dec. 10, 2017 - International Human Rights Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Fri. Dec. 15, 2017 - Bill of Rights Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly)