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!

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Good Government Monthly Focus for January 
(info on government that works for everyone)

1.  Strengthen Democracy by passing
 
automatic voter registration in all states. Right now only a 4 or 5 (including Oregon and California) have it. 

^ The Case for Automatic, Permanent Voter Registration - HERE!
^ Why we need Universal Voter Registration - HERE!
^ Video on Automatic Voter Registration - HERE!
^ Fact Sheet: Voter Registration for the 21st Century - HERE!
2.  Reduce economic/political inequality
^ Inequality Weekly E-Newsletter Signup - HERE!
^ Income Inequality Stats - HERE!

Pa Update
PA Progressive Summit in February 17 and 18, 2017
Fair Districts PA is working on redistricting reform. Join their email 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!

Wed. in January - Online Pa Good Government Group Email - To join the PA GG Wed. Update E-News group, email tomulrich41 @ gmail .com and ask to be added to PA GG email list.

Fri. Jan. 20 - Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration. Click HERE for info.

Fri. Jan. 20, 2 PM - Power Northeast's Hijab (headscarf) Solidarity Day March and Demonstration. Meet at Resurrected Life Community Church, 9th and Turner, Allentown at 1:30 PM.

Fri. Jan. 20, 6-9 PM - Build Fences: How to Protect Our Community in Glenside (outside Phila) at Arcadia University, Gray Towers Castle, 450 S. Easton Road. $10 Click HERE for info.

Fri. Jan. 20 and Sat. Jan. 21 - Occupy Inauguration in Washington DC. Click HERE for info.


Sat. Jan. 21, 1 PM -  Protest in Bethlehem - Rally in Support of Concern for All and Against Hate at Bethlehem City Hall 11 W. Church St. 

Sat. Jan. 21, 10 AM to 5 PM - Women's March on Washington at Lincoln's Memorial. Click HERE for info. Click HERE for bus info.

Sun. Jan. 22, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Mon. Jan. 23, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Conference Call on Redistricting Reform. Click HERE for call information.

Tues. Jan. 24, 7-9 PM - LV Humanists Book Club at Pies On Pizzeria, 601 Front St., Catasauqua. Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Tues. Jan. 24, 9 PM PDA Clean, Fair, Transparent Elections Conference Call! Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Wed. Jan. 24, 9 PM - National People's Agenda Conference Call. Click HERE for info about call and HERE about the idea. (Wed. nights)

Fri. Jan. 24 - Earth Speaks III Entry Information for 2017 to be held in Stroudsburg at the Artspace Gallery sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council.

Thurs. Jan. 26, 6:30 PM - Winter 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. Jan. 27, 7 PM - Gerrymandering and How to Create Fair Districts in Pennsylvania Program at the First Presbyterian Church in Allentown. Click HERE for info.

Fri. Jan. 27, 7:15 PM - Fourth Friday Films presents 'Requiem for the American Dream' at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click HERE for info.


Sat. Jan. 28, 9:30 to 2:30 PM - How We Fight Back: Shaping Our Community, even in the age of Trump Event in Allentown sponsored by Representative Mike Schlossberg. Click HERE for info and registration. (POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE  AND BIGGER LOCATION)

Sat. Jan. 28, 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. Jan. 28, 11-3 PM - Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley Winter Open House at 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. All welcome! Click HERE

Sat. Jan. 28, 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. Jan. 29, 9-10:15 AM -  Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley. Click HERE for info.

Sun. Jan. 29, 2-4 PM - Screening of  'In The Spirit of Cooperation' at the Victory Firehouse, 205 Webster St., Bethlehem. Panel discussion to follow. Event is sponsored by the Bethlehem Food Co-Op. $5 for members, $6 for non-members. Click HERE for info.

Tues. Jan. 31, 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. Jan. 31, 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

Tues. Jan. 31, 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)

Wed. in February - Online Pa Good Government Group Email - To join the PA GG Wed. Update E-News list, email tomulrich41 @ gmail .com and ask to be added to PA GG email list.

Wed. Feb. 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. Feb. 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. Feb. 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. Feb. 1, 6-8 PM - ACLU Event at Kutztown University in the Academic Forum, Room 101. Joe Welsh will be the speaker on the ACLU and current potential constitutional challenges that may come from the new administration in Washington DC. Email jim.palmquist01@gmail.com for info.

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

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

Sat. Feb. 4, 1:30 PM - Global Warming Program - What does the Science Say? Not the politics, the Science! - sponsored by AAUW Easton Branch at Palmer Library, 1 Weller Place, Easton. Free and open to the public. Click HERE for info.

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

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

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

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

Tues. Feb. 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)

Tues. Feb. 7, 9 PM - PDA National Stop Global Warming Conference Call - Click HERE for info. (1st Tues)

Wed. Feb. 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. Feb. 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. Feb. 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. Feb. 89 PM - PDA Stop Global Warming Conference CallClick HERE for info. (2nd Wed)

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

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

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

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

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

Thurs. Feb. 9, 7 PM - Regional Fair Districts PA Informational Meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem. Group is involved with redistricting reform to stop gerrymandering in PA and is starting a regional group to work on that issue. Click HERE for info about group.

Fri. Feb. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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)

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.


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

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

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)

Sat. May 6 to Sun. May 14 - March to Harrisburg to Restore Democracy. Click HERE for info.

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)