This events calendar is sent twice 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.
________________________ 

Complete Lehigh Valley Progressive Events Calendar
_______________________________________


The January PA State House Petition Project will now extend  until February 28th.
Those participating in getting signatures please note the new collection date. Petition signatures will be collected at the Feb. 28th Friday Film and Forum Series.

Also, "Hate Has No Home Here"  lawn signs are now available (2 for $10). Email Tom Ulrich if you are interested or show up Feb. 28th at the Fourth Friday Film and Forum Series at the UUCLV, 424 Center St. Bethlehem at 7 PM. 

______________________________________________


Thurs. Feb. 20, 9:30 to 11:30 AM - English Language Learning at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th St. Allentown. Beginners and more advance invited. Volunteer substitute teachers also needed. Free. Info at 610-434-3943. (this class is also each Thurs at this time and each Wed. at 5 to 6:30 PM)

Thurs. Feb. 20, 5:30 - 8 PM - 16th Annual Friendship Dinner at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown will focus on the impact of climate change. The event is organized by the Lehigh Dialogue Center. Click Here for info and registration.

Thurs. Feb. 20, 6-8 PM - POWER Lehigh Valley Working Group to End Mass Incarceration meeting in Allentown, Resurrected Life Academy, 916, W. Turner St. Click Here for info. (1st and 3rd Thurs)

Thurs. Feb. 20, 6-7:30 PM - Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley Community Fundraiser in Allentown. Info at 484-547-8970.

Thurs. Feb. 20, 2020 - World Day of Social Justice - Click HERE for info. (yearly)

Thurs. Feb. 20, 6:30 PM - Allentown Chapter of NAACP Meeting presents guest speaker Walter Beach III, NFL legend and civil rights activist in celebration of Black History Month at St. James AME Zion Church, 410 Union St. Allentown. Click Here for info.

Fri. Feb. 21, 9:30 AM to  3:30 PM -  “Conference on Refugees, Migration & the UN,” with Richard Towle, acting director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR),  Seegers Union, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. 

Fri. Feb. 21 7 PM to Sun. Feb. 23, 7 PM - Jetblack Sunrise - Experience the soaring enigmatic poetry of Walt Whitman through a broken traveler as he seeks seeks redemption after the atrocities of war at the Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., Easton - $20/15 | (646) 543-2478.

Sun. Feb. 23, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click Here for information on topics.

Sun. Feb. 23, 4 PM - Potluck and Politics with Rev. Beth Reed speaking on “The Poor People’s Campaign: Heading Toward the June 20th Moral March on D.C.,”  LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem.  Under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. William Barber, the Poor People’s Campaign has been breaking organizing ground across the country.  Rev. Beth Reed serves as the faith leader for the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign.  Please bring food to share for the Potluck Dinner at 4 pm.  The discussion will start around 4:30 pm.  Call 610-691-8730 for more information. 

Mon. Feb. 24, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Lehigh Valley Update Meeting at the Palmer Township Library. Click Here info,

Tues. Feb.  25, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. Feb. 25, Noon - PA Schools Work Lunch and Learn Webinar. Click Here for info.

Tues. Feb. 25, 6:30-8:30 PM - Meeting of Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Rm. 304, Bethlehem. Click Here for info. (each Tues)

Tues. Feb. 25, 7-9 PM - LV Humanists Book Club at Pies On Pizzeria, 601 Front St., Catasauqua. Click HERE for info. (4th Tues)

Tues. Feb. 25 - 7 PM - Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association speaker series at TEK Park (9999 Hamilton Blvd) Click Here for info. (last Tues)

Wed. Feb. 26, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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)

Thurs. Feb. 27, 9:30 to 11:30 AM - English Language Learning at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th St. Allentown. Beginners and more advance invited. Volunteer substitute teachers also needed. Free. Info at 610-434-3943. (this class is also each Thurs at this time and each Wed. at 5 to 6:30 PM)

Fri. Feb. 28, 7 PM - "Reclaiming Our Democracy in 2020: Is authoritarianism  a threat to American Democracy?" at the Friday Film and Forum Series at the UUCLV, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem. We will use several short videos to understand authoritarianism and how it works. Join us as we focus on why we must fight against hate, lies and fear; fight against extreme economic inequality; and fight to fix our dysfunctional political system so it works for all.

Wed. Feb. 29, 10 AM - Fair Districts PA Lehigh Valley Update Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, Allentown. Click Here info,

Sat. Feb. 29, 4 PM - Make the Road PA LGBTQ Committee Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th Street. (every Sat)

Sun. March 1, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.  Click Here for information on topics.

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

Tues. March 3, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. March 3, 6:30-8:30 PM - Meeting of Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Rm. 304, Bethlehem. Click Here for info. (each Tues)

Tues. March 3, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley For All Meeting at 53 E. Lehigh St., Bethlehem.  Click Here for info. (1st Tues)

Tues. March 3, 7 PM - Good Government PA monthly conference call with updates on redistricting reform, voter rights, money in politics and election security.  Click Here to join the call. (2nd Tues)

Tues. March 3, 6 PM - LEPOCO First Tuesday Book group. For info call 610-691-9730. (1st Tues)

Wed. March 4, 6-9 PM - TU: Hollywood Cinema and Politics at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Room 304. Click Here for info. (1st, 3rd and 5th Wed)

Wed. March 4, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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)

Thurs. March 5, 6-8 PM - POWER Lehigh Valley Working Group to End Mass Incarceration meeting in Allentown, Resurrected Life Academy, 916, W. Turner St. Click Here for info. (1st and 3rd Thurs)

Thurs. March 5, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Monthly Conference Call. Call 712-770-5505 (access 594190). (1st Thurs)

Thurs. March 5, 6 PM - Fair Districts PA Lehigh Valley Update Meeting at the Nazareth Library. Click Here info.

Fri. March 6, 7 PM - Popcorn and Politics First Friday Films at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem.  Please bring a snack or beverage to share. (1st Fri)

Fri. March 6 and Sat. March 7 - Keystone Progress 2020 Progressive Summit in Phila. Click Here for info and tickets.


Sat. March 7, 4 PM - Make the Road PA LGBTQ Committee Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th Street. (every Sat)

Sun. March 8, 2020 - International Women's Day - Click Here for info. (yearly)

Sun. March 8, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.  Click Here for information on topics.

Mon. March 9, 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Lehigh County League of Women Voters Hot Topics Luncheon at the Superior Restaurant in Emmaus. $15. Click Here for the topic and luncheon registration information.  (2nd Mon)

Mon. March 9, 6-8 PM - Make the Road Climate Justice Meeting in Allentown at 347 N. 8th St., Click Here for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. March 9, 7 PM - Lehigh Valley Sierra Club Monthly Meeting at Illick's Mill in Bethlehem. Click Here for info. (2nd Mon) 

Mon. March 9, 7 PM - LV Humanist Book Club at Hello Burrito in Bethlehem. Click HERE for info. (2nd Mon)

Mon. March 9, 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)

Tues. March 10, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. March 10, 6 PM - LEPOCO First Tuesday Book group. For info call 610-691-9730. (1st Tues)

Tues. March 10, 6:30-8:30 PM - Meeting of Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Rm. 304, Bethlehem. Click Here for info. (each Tues)

Wed. March 11, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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 week)

Thurs. March 12, 4 - 5 PM - Monthly Peace Vigil, Third and Wyandotte Sts. Bethlehem. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. March 12, 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 12, 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 12, 6:30 to 8 PM - Water Defenders Monthly Meeting at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Rd. Bethlehem.  Click Here for info. (2nd Thurs)

Thurs. March 12, 7 PM - Dinner and Environmental Movie at the Ship Inn, Milford NJ. RSVP to Susan Schirmer at soupys@att.net. (2nd Thurs)

Sat. March 14 - 2020 Watershed Congress at Montgomery County Community College- West Campus in Pottstown, 101 College Drive. Click Here for info and registration.

Sun. March 15, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click Here for information on topics.

Mon. March 16, 7-8:30 PM - March on Harrisburg Lehigh-Valley General Meeting, UUCLV, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. 7-8:30pm. All are welcome to work against corruption at the state legislature level and to help with the actual foot March in the Spring. Click Here for more on March on Harrisburg and email beth@marchonharrisburg.org for more on the LV Chapter of MoH. (3rd Monday)

Tues. March 17, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. March 17, 6:30-8:30 PM - Meeting of Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Rm. 304, Bethlehem. Click Here for info. (each Tues)

Tues. March 17, 6 PM - Lehigh Valley Citizen's Climate Lobby Meeting at Lehigh Valley Friends Meeting House, 4116 Bath Pike, Bethlehem. Potluck followed by meeting at 6:30. Info at 610-258-0528. (Tues. after 2nd Sat)

Wed. March 18, 6-9 PM - TU: Hollywood Cinema and Politics at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Room 304. Click Here for info. (1st, 3rd and 5th Wed)

Wed. March. 18, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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)

Thurs. March 19 - 2020 PA Budget Summit in Harrisburg sponsored by the PA Budget and Policy Center. Click Here for info and survey about topics.

Thurs. March 19, 6-8 PM - POWER Lehigh Valley Working Group to End Mass Incarceration meeting in Allentown, Resurrected Life Academy, 916, W. Turner St. Click Here for info. (1st and 3rd Thurs)

Thurs. March 19, 7 PM - Allentown Chapter of NAACP Meeting at St. James AME Zion Church, 410 Union St. Allentown. Click Here for info. (3rd Thurs)

Sat. March 21 - LEPOCO Annual Dinner with speaker Reggie Harris at the Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem.  Reggie Harris is a much beloved singer/songwriter, storyteller, educator and cultural ambassador.  His topic will be: “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Holding On! Recommitting Ourselves to the Struggle!”  Call 610-691-8730 for more information.

Sun. March 22, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.  Click Here for information on topics.

Mon. March 23, 2 PM - Fair Districts PA Rally in Harrisburg at the State Capitol in support of legislation to end gerrymandering. Click Here to attend. 

Tues. March 24, Noon - Tuesdays with Toomey in Allentown at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. - HERE! (every Tues)

Tues. March 24, 6:30-8:30 PM - Meeting of Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Rm. 304, Bethlehem. Click Here for info. (each Tues)

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

Tues. March 24, 7 PM - Film Night at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown. Free and open to the public. Click Here for info.

Wed. March 25, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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)

Fri. March 27, 7 PM - Friday Film and Forum Series presents "Veganism is Environmental Justice" at the UUCLV, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem. We will discuss why veganism is an important part of the environmental movement.

Sat. March 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)

Sun. March 29, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.  Click Here for information on topics.

Tues. March 31, 7 PM - Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association speaker series at TEK Park (9999 Hamilton Blvd) Click Here for info. (last Tues)

Tues. March 31, 6:30-8:30 PM - Meeting of Beyond Capitalism Working Group at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Rm. 304, Bethlehem. Click Here for info. (each Tues)

Wed. April 1, 6-9 PM - TU: Hollywood Cinema and Politics at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Room 304. Click Here for info. (1st, 3rd and 5th Wed)

Wed. April 1, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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)

Thurs. April 2, 6-8 PM - POWER Lehigh Valley Working Group to End Mass Incarceration meeting in Allentown, Resurrected Life Academy, 916, W. Turner St. Click Here for info. (1st and 3rd Thurs)

Thurs. April 2, 7 PM - Fair Districts PA Monthly Conference Call. Call 712-770-5505 (access 594190). (1st Thurs)

Fri. April 3, 7 PM - Popcorn and Politics First Friday Films at LEPOCO Peace Center, 313 W. 4th St., Bethlehem.  Please bring a snack or beverage to share. (1st Fri)

Sun. April 5, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click Here for information on topics.

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

Tues. April 7, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley For All Meeting at 53 E. Lehigh St., Bethlehem.  Click Here for info. (1st Tues)

Tues. April 7, 7 PM - Good Government/UUPLAN Conference Call.  Concerned about our democracy?  Join our First Tuesday Monthly CC to reclaim our democracy. Click Here to join the zoom video all or phone call. (1st Tues)

Wed. April 8, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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)

Sat. April 11, 4 PM - Make the Road PA LGBTQ Committee Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th Street. (every Sat)

Sun. April 12, 9 AM - Breakfast Forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. Click Here for information on topics.

Mon. April 13, 11:30 AM to 1 PM - Lehigh County League of Women Voters Hot Topics Luncheon at the Superior Restaurant in Emmaus. $15. Click Here for the topic and luncheon registration information.  (2nd Mon)

Wed. April 15, 6 PM - Make the Road PA Weekly Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th St. 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 15, 6-9 PM - TU: Hollywood Cinema and Politics at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Room 304. Click Here for info. (1st, 3rd and 5th Wed)

Fri. April 17, 7 Pm - Friday Film and Forum Series presents "March Toward Justice, Part 1" We will discuss the upcoming MoH March from York to Harrisburg May 1-3 ti bring attention to the corruption in PA. The upcoming Poor People's Campaign June 20th rally in Washington DC will also be featured. Learn what you can do to get involved in direct and indirect ways.

Mon. April 20, 7-8:30 PM - March on Harrisburg Lehigh-Valley General Meeting, UUCLV, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. 7-8:30 PM. All are welcome to work against corruption at the state legislature level and to help with the actual foot March in the Spring. Click Here for more on March on Harrisburg and email beth@marchonharrisburg.org for more on the LV Chapter of MoH. (3rd Monday)

Tues. April 28, 7 PM - Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association speaker series at TEK Park (9999 Hamilton Blvd) Click Here for info. (last Tues)

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

Wed. April. 29, 6-9 PM - TU: Hollywood Cinema and Politics at Moravian College, Comenius Hall, Room 304. Click Here for info. (1st, 3rd and 5th Wed)

Tues. May 5, 6:30 PM - Lehigh Valley For All Meeting at 53 E. Lehigh St., Bethlehem.  Click Here for info. (1st Tues)

Fri. May 15, 7 PM - The Friday Film and Forum Series presents "March Toward Justice, Part 2" at the UUCLV, 424 Center Street in Bethlehem. 

Fri. May 15 to Sun. May 17 - Unrig Spotlight Summit 2020 in Miami, Florida. Click Here for info.

Mon. May. 18, 7 PM - Film Night at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown. Free and open to the public. Click Here for info.

Fri. June 6 to Sun. June 8 - PICC's Fifth Annual Immigrants and Refugee Convening in Harrisburg.  More info to follow.

Tues. June 16, 7 PM - Film Night at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown. Free and open to the public. Click Here for info.

Sat. June 7, 4 PM - Make the Road PA LGBTQ Committee Meeting in Allentown, 347 N. 8th Street. (every Sat)

Fri. June 26, 7 PM - Friday Film and Forum series presents Reclaiming Our Democracy in 2020: Citizen Power and How to build it and how to use it" at the UUCLV, 424 Center Street, Bethlehem. 

Sept. 17, 2020 - United States Constitution Day - Click Here for info. (this date each year)

Sept. 21, 2020 - International Day of PeaceClick Here for more information. (same date each year)

Sept. 22, 2020 - World Carfree Day - Click Here for info. (this day each year)

Sept. 24, 2020 - National Voter Registration Day. Click Here for more information.

Sept. 26, 2020 - World Contraception Day - Info Here. (yearly on this date)

Fri. Oct. 16, 2020 - World Food Day Here(yearly on this date)

Thurs. Dec. 10, 2020 - Human Rights Day  is the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  was adopted by the United Nations. Here (yearly on this date)

Tues. Dec. 15, 2020 - US Bill of Rights Day - Here (yearly on this date)


Mon. Feb. 1, 2021 - National Freedom Day to celebrate the signing of the 13th amendment which effectively ended slavery.  Click Here for info. (Feb. 1 each year)


Mon. Feb. 1, 2021 - World Hijab Day - Click Here for info on an event in Ready. (Feb. 1st each year)