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Martin Luther King, Jr – Racial Justice – Local Events

January 14, 2015 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 pm) “Race, Crime, and Justice” at Bethlehem Public Library. For details and registration, see www.bapl.org/adultprograms.html Note: Pre-registration is required.

January 17, 2015 (Saturday, 1:30 pm) Martin Luther King observance. – Allentown
Remembering MLK: Bending the Arc of History Toward Justice we will meet at the Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Memorial Plaza (at the intersection of Union St., 4th St., and Martin Luther King Drive, Allentown) and walk with banners and drums to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church where there will be a program including a talk by Phyllis Alexander and songs by LEPOCO Peace Singers. For those who prefer not to walk, you can arrive at the church by 2:30 for the rest of the program. Event has been organized by the Stop the Wars Committee. For more information, contact LEPOCO at 610-691-8730, www.lepoco.org

January 18, 2015 (Sunday, 5 pm) “A Renewal of Hope” Solidarity Rally, Grace Deliverance Baptist Church, 74 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA.

January 19, 2015 (Monday, 11 am) The Allentown Branch of the NAACP will hold its 35th Annual “Tribute to a King” celebration at the historic St. James A.M.E. Zion Church located at 4th and Union Streets in Allentown where the Reverend Thomas E. Sweatt is the Pastor. This annual spirited event celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The public is invited to attend. This year’s theme is “No Justice – No Peace”. Our keynote speaker will be Allentown Police Chief, Dr. Joel F. Fitzgerald, Sr. For more details, see www.facebook.com/AllentownNaacp

January 19, 2015 (Monday, 10am-3pm) ”Training for Change” Muhlenberg College, Seegers Union 111-112. An activism workshop for students, staff and members of the community. Training for Change will provide activist training for groups standing up for social, economic, and environmental justice through strategic nonviolence. www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/cfe/upcoming_events.html

January 19, 2015 (Monday, 1:00pm) ” Why Race Matters” Bethlehem NAACP – Dr Martin Luther King Celebration, at Northeast Middle School, 1170 Fernwood Street, Bethlehem, PA. Look for details at www.facebook.com/bethlehem.naacp

January 28, 2015 (Wednesday, 7-8pm Michele Alexander (Lehigh University, Zoellner: Baker Hall)
Free public lecture. Sponsored by MLK Committee at Lehigh University. See full announcement at here.

Feb. 17-19, 2015 (Tues-Thurs) Malcom-X’s World: 50 Years Later – Conference at Lehigh University. See details at: malcolmx.cas2.lehigh.edu/content/home ($50 registration)

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