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Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to end Detention Camps

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

On Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7pm Lights for Liberty will bring thousands of people to detention camps and other significant sites across the country. In Easton, PA, there will be speakers beginning at 8pm and a silent candlelight vigil at 9pm.
Location: Riverside Park Amphitheatre, Easton, PA
The Easton event is sponsored by College Hill Presbyterian Church and Lehigh Valley for All. For further information, see the Easton facebook event and www.lightsforliberty.org.


Criminal Justice Reform in the Prison System
The Color of Justice:Reentry

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
June 13, 2019 (Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm) NCC Bethlehem Campus
Reentry.” Panel discussion with: Marie Bartosh, Northampton County Chief Adult Probation Officer; George Little or Kelly Evans, Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Reentry; Hasshan Batts, Executive Director, Promise Neighborhoods, Lehigh Valley; Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce; Bonnie Winfield, Journey Home Project; and Bobby Apgar, returning citizen.
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Criminal Justice Reform in the Prison System
The Color of Justice:Incarceration

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
May 16, 2019 (Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm) NCC Bethlehem Campus
Incarceration.” Confirmed speakers include: John Wetzel, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections; Joe Welsh, attorney; Bonita Crowe, former employee of Northampton County, (and others TBA).
Location: Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020 in the College Center, David Reed Community Room (Rm.220).
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Criminal Justice Reform in the Prison System
The Color of Justice: Bail Reform

Saturday, March 30th, 2019
April 3, 2019 (Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm) NCC Bethlehem Campus
Bail Reform.” The featured speakers will be District Attorney John Morganelli; defense attorney Gary Asteak; Nina Reynard, Chief of Pretrial Services in Northampton County; Dr. Michael Pittaro, Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice; Melvin Geiger, Returning Citizen; and Panel Moderator, Shanita Hubbard.
Location: Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020 in the College Center, David Reed Community Room (Rm.220).
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Criminal Justice Reform in the Prison System

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

March 11, 2019 (Monday, 11:45am-1:30pm)
“Criminal Justice, the Color of Money”
How the criminal justice system discriminately favors those with financial resources. Guest speakers include PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro, President Judge of Lehigh County, Ed Reibman, and Northampton County Judge Craig Dally. This is a “Kick Off” luncheon for Criminal Justice Reform in the Prison System to promote our subsequent 3 part forum series on: Bail Reform, Incarceration and Re-entry.
REGISTER HERE ($25 includes lunch). Organized by Easton NAACP and CACLV.
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Wells Fargo & Co – illegal and unethical practices

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Here’s what you should know if you do business with Wells Fargo & Co.


Lehigh Valley Homelessness – Barriers and Resources

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
  • Bill White’s editorial and blog provide an overview of current homeless sheltering programs in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton. That includes the winter shelter at the Allentown YMCA, Salvation Army, Sixth Street Shelter, Family Promise, Rescue Mission; Safe Harbor in Easton, and Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering Program. Evidently, the Lehigh Valley Rapid Results 100 Day Challenge on Homelessness is focused on Allentown only.
  • The LVHN Street Medicine team provides healthcare for homeless folks in the Lehigh Valley. The team sets up clinics at soup kitchens (more…)

Cancel Governor Wolf’s new dehumanizing prison policies

Friday, October 19th, 2018

  Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) policies instituted in September in response to the drug crisis in prisons have violated prisoners’ rights, restricted access to educational materials, and delayed people’s correspondence with loved ones on the outside.
  On October 19, partly in response to public feedback, the DOC announced changes to some of the offensive policies listed in this on-line petition to Governor Wolf and described in news reports (below). A summary of recent DOC policy changes is posted here, and there is additional information linked to the DOC homepage: www.cor.pa.gov. (more…)


Hazleton Integration Project

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Healing Communities Training – Lehigh Valley

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Healing Communities

June 23, 2018 (Saturday, 9:00am–4:00pm) – at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethlehem, PA

There are many ways groups and congregations can engage in creative prison and restorative justice ministry, not only inside prison but in churches and communities, too. With scores of inmates being released and returning as citizens every day, the need is urgent for churches to reach out to them–and also to victims–to offer help, hope and restorative healing. A valuable ministry that has seen success nationally is now coming to Pennsylvania to help churches respond to this need. (more…)