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Monthly Calendar 

General Announcements

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

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

Thurs. March 23, 2 PM - Rally at Congressman Dent's Office, 3900 Hamilton Blvd. for a No Vote on repeal of ACA and gutting of Medicaid.  

Thurs. March 23, 4:10 PM - "Prison Poetry: An Act of Resistance" lecture by Rend Smith of the Prison Poetry Workshop at Lehigh University, The Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall, 31 Williams Drive, Bethlehem. Info at 610-758-1724.

Thurs. March 23, 6:45 PM - "We Are One Interfaith/Multicultural Dialogue Series" at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. Four session discussion series to learn and use the tools of dialogue to open communication throughout our faith and cultural communities. Registration is required. Free. Call 484-664-3292.

Thurs. March 23, 6-8 PM - Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Lehigh Valley Meeting at LV Social Impact Center, 520 Evans St. Suite 4 Bethlehem. Click HERE for info.

Thurs. March 23, 6-9 PM - Screening of the documentary 13th at Kutztown University at Bohem 260. This film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Free and open to the public.

Thurs. March 23, 7 PM - "From Divided Nation to Shared Prosperity? Learning from Scandinavia" with George Lakey at Lehigh University, Neville Auditorium III (#103). Lakey will share insight from his latest book 'Vikeing Economics: How the Scandinavians got it right and we can, too". George Lakey is a long-time political activist, nonviolence advocate and author of nine books dealing with social change. He recently retired as Professor at Swarthmore College..

Fri. March 24, 7 PM - Screening of  'The Messenger' at Muhlenberg College, Shankweiler Science Building, Rm 440S, Allentown. This event is sponsored by the Wild Bird Center of the Lehigh Valley.

Fri. March 24, 7:15 PM - Fourth Friday Films presents TED Talk with Hedrick Smith: Can we heal the great divide?' at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Barry Kauffman (formerly of Common Cause PA) and Ted Morgan, retired Lehigh University professor will join the discussion. Click HERE for info.

Fri. March 24 and any other day - Ongoing program to Stand-Up and Eat-Out in support diverse communities until immigrants are protected and safe. A message from Erika Sutherland of Muhlenberg College. Call LEPOCO for list of restaurants. 

Sat. March 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. March 25, Noon - Healthcare Activism Training: Birddogging. POWER Northeast is sponsoring a tactical training to learn about “birddogging” -- how to make demands and get answers directly from the politicians in power! Trainer, Paul Davis will teach us how to engage with elected officials at town hall meetings and other public events to effectively speak truth to power the best way possible: in person. Click HERE for info.

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

Sun. March 26, 2-4:30 PM - Membership Renewal Gathering of Coalition for Peace Action with Madea Benjamin in Princeton, NJ. Click HERE for info and registration.

Tues. March 28, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. March 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. March 28, 6-8 PM - 'Fighting for Our Lives' Healthcare Rally at Resurrected Live Community Church, 144 N. Nineth St., Allentown sponsored by Power Northeast. Click HERE for info.

Tues. March 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, and click HERE! (last Tues of month)

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

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

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!

Tues. March 28, 7-9 PM - Let's Talk About the 2016 Election Interactive Dialogue at PBS 39 Studio. A Lehigh University student led dialogue. Click HERE for info and registration.

Wed. March 29, 6 PM - Screening of Prison in Twelve Landscapes and panel discussion with filmmaker Brett Story and community leaders at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. 3rd St., Bethlehem. Click HERE for info.

Wed. March 29, 7:30 PM - Free Screening of 1957 classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas. Call box office at 610-332-3378 for tickets. This film is part of NCC Annual Humanities 59th Anniversary Celebration.

Fri. March 31, 7 PM - Screening of “Circles,”  Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem.  This film is about an innovative program in the Yukon bringing a traditional form of Aboriginal justice – circle sentencing – to the Canadian justice system.  The filmmaker Shanti Thakur, from Hunter College, will be present for discussion following the film.  Presented by SouthSide Film Festival and Ice House Tonight. 

Wed. April 1, Noon - March for Health in Bethlehem at City Hall, Payrow Plaza because our healthcare is not a joke. We're marching for equitable and affordable access to quality healthcare for every American. Click HERE for info.

Sat. April 1, 9-5 PM - Introduction to Systemic Racism Lehigh Valley Workshop in Bethlehem at The Ice House, 56 River St. Fee. Click HERE for registration and info.

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

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

Sun. April 2, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. April 2, 10:30 AM - LV Humanist Meeting at the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center, 522 West Maple St., Allentown. Click HERE for info. (1st Sun)

Mon. April 3, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley Food and Water Watch Meeting at Bethlehem Wegman's, Rt. 512. (usually 1st Mon)

Tues. April 4 - Resist Tuesdays Actions -  HERE!

Tues. April 4, 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. April 4, 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 (1st Tues)

Tues. April 4, 6:30 to 9 PM - Power Northeast Potluck (6:30) and Meeting (7-9) at Resurrected Life Community Church, 144 9th St., Allentown. (1st and 3rd Tues)

Tues. April 4, 7 PM - First Tuesday "Move To Amend" Local Action Webinar Training. Click HERE for info and to sign up. (1st Tues)

Tues. April 4, 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. April 5, 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. April 5, 4:30 to 6 PM - Watershed Coalition of the LV Monthly Meeting at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

Wed. April 5, 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. April 5, 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. April 5, 7 PM -  Joint Meeting of Lehigh Valley Friends of CeaseFire PA and Moms Demand Action at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Lori Sysensky, the Executive Director of Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, will give a presentation: "The Dangerous Intersection of Firearms and Domestic Violence."

Wed. April 5, 9 PM - Weekly National People's Agenda Conference Call!  Click HERE to register. (each Wed)

Wed. April 5, 9 PM - Know Drones Weekly Conference CallClick HERE for info. (Wed. weekly)

Wed. April 5, 9 PM - PDA Economic and Social Justice Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (1st Wed)

Thurs. April 6, 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)

Thurs. April 6, 8 PM - 'The Fourth Amendment and Electronic Surveillance' with Julian Sanchez - Lehigh University Tresolini Law Lecture at Packard Lab Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Click HERE for info.

Fri. April 7, 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) 

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!

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

Mon. April 10, 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 to register by the previous Thurs. (2nd Mon) 

Mon. April 10, 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. April 10, 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. April 10, 7 PM - LV Humanist Book Club at Hello Burrito in Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. April 10, 9 PM - PDA National ERA 3-State Strategy Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Tues. April 11 - Resist Tuesdays Actions -  HERE!

Tues. April 11, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. April 11, 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. April 11, 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. April 11, 9 PM - PDA End Wars and Occupations - Redirect Funding Conference Call. Click HERE for info. (2nd Tues)

Wed. April 12, 1 to 3 PM - Progressive Democrats of America Monthly Round TableClick HERE for info about the event. Click HERE for live streaming. (2nd Wed)

Thurs. April 13, 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. April 13, 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. April 13, 7 PM - Dinner and Environmental Movie at the Ship Inn, Milford NJ. RSVP to Susan Schirmer at (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. April 13, 9 PM - PDA National End Mass Criminalization Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. April 13, 4-5 PM - Monthly Peace Vigil, Third and Wyandotte Sts. Bethlehem(2nd Thurs)

Fri. April 14, 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)

Sat. April 15, 1 PM - Tax March in Bethlehem at City Hall. Info to TBA.

Sun. April 16, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

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)

Mon. April 17, 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. April 18, 7 to 9 PM - Candidate's Forum for Allentown Municipal Offices at Resurrected Life Community Church, 144 N. 9th St. Sponsored by Power Northeast.

Wed. April 19, 7:30 PM - Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, speaks at Northampton Community College, Arthur Scott Spartan Center, Bethlehem. Click HERE for info and free reservations.

Wed. April 19, 8-9:30 PM (EST) - Move to Amend WebinarClick HERE for info. (3rd Wed)

Thurs. April 20 to Mon. April 24 - AAUW-Bethlehem Annual Book Fair at Bethlehem Memorial Pool Building, 359 Illick's Mill Rd. Click HERE for info.

Fri. April 21, 11 to 1 PM - Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, PPHAC Rm 301. Click HERE for info. (3rd Fri)

Sat. April 22, 1 PM - Science Rally in Bethlehem at City Hall.  Click HERE for info.

Sat. April 22, 11 AM to 4 PM - Bethlehem Food Co-op's Annual Craft Fair at St. Francis Renewal Center, Bridle Path Rd., Bethlehem. Craft Fair in conjunction with Earth Day Festival to celebrate and honor a clean Earth.

Sun. April 23, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

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)

Fri. April 28, 7:15 PM - Fourth Friday Films presents 13th - a documentary on racial justice and mass incarceration' at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Jude-Laure Denis from Power Northeast will join us to discuss this powerful and relevant film. Click HERE for info.

Sat. April 29, 1 PM - Environmental Rally in Bethlehem at City Hall. Info TBA.

Sat. April 29 - People's Climate March in Washington DC and around the country on the Saturday after Earth Day. Click HERE for bus from Reading.  Supported by Berks Gas Truth, Sierra Club, 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.

Sun. May 7, and Mon. May 8 - 2017 Immigrant and Refugee Rights Convening at Harrisburg Hilton, 1 N. 2nd St. Sponsored by the PA Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. Click HERE for registration.

Tues. May 16, 7 AM to 8 PM - PA Primary Election Day

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)

Wed. Aug 2 to Sun. Aug. 6 - 2017 Democracy Convention in Minnesota, Twin Cities. Click HERE for registration and information. 

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)

Tues. Feb. 20, 2018 - World Day of Social Justice - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Thurs. March 8, 2018 - International Women's Day. Click HERE for info and 
HERE for inspirational video. (yearly)

Thurs. March 22, 2018 - World Water Day - Click HERE for info. (yearly on this date)