Events Calendar


All of the events in purple, are LEPOCO Events.  The rest are community events.

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Public Hearing on Traditions of America housing proposal at Green Pond 6:00 pm
Public Hearing on Traditions of America housing proposal at Green Pond @ Bethlehem Township Municipal Bldg.
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm
The Morning Call of 2/23/17, carried a long story about the opposition to this development.
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Americas Solidarity Group Work Meeting 12:30 pm
Americas Solidarity Group Work Meeting @ LEPOCO Peace Center
Mar 2 @ 12:30 pm
Join this committee as planning goes forward for a local event on the anniversary of the assassination of environmental leader, Berta Cáceres in Honduras.  Call 610-691-8730 for more info.  
Aisha Durham speaks on “While Black: Social Media, Social Justice” 7:00 pm
Aisha Durham speaks on “While Black: Social Media, Social Justice” @ Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Lafayette College
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Part of the #Media Matters: Social Justice as Product & Process series.  Free.  For more info. call 610-330-5000
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A Defense of Defenders Witness in Remembrance of Berta Cáceres 12:00 pm
A Defense of Defenders Witness in Remembrance of Berta Cáceres
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm
We will gather outside the office of Rep. Matt Cartwright (in case of inclement weather will go inside as space allows).  On March 2, 2016, Berta Cáceres, a bold and visionary environmental and human rights[...]
LEPOCO’s Popcorn and Politics film series: “Merton: A Film Biography” 7:00 pm
LEPOCO’s Popcorn and Politics film series: “Merton: A Film Biography” @ LEPOCO Peace Center
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
This film biography of Thomas Merton (1915-1968), the Trappist monk, poet, social activist and student of comparative religion, features interviews with some of those who knew him — the Dalai Lama, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, musican Joan[...]
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Peace Singers Rehearsal 7:00 pm
Peace Singers Rehearsal @ Home of Rick Weaver and Marcie Lightwood
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm
Peace Singers Rehearsal, at home of Marcie Lightwood & Rick Weaver, Bethlehem.  For more information, call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730.  We are preparing for the Annual Dinner, March 18  
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Americas Solidarity Group Meeting 11:00 am
Americas Solidarity Group Meeting @ LEPOCO Peace Center
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am
Join this committee in doing follow-up on the Berta Cáceres event of 3/3/17, and planning future efforts.  Call 610-691-8730 for more info.  
Planning Meeting for LEPOCO Annual Dinner (3/18/17) 5:00 pm
Planning Meeting for LEPOCO Annual Dinner (3/18/17) @ LEPOCO Peace Center
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm
For more info. call 610-691-8730.
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Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration 12:20 pm
Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration @ outside Senator Pat Toomey’s Office
Mar 7 @ 12:20 pm
Theme for this week: tell Sen. Toomey there can be no repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement that ensures that no one loses coverage or consumer protections, and that does not weaken[...]
Planning Meeting for Peace Camp 2017 4:15 pm
Planning Meeting for Peace Camp 2017 @ LEPOCO Peace Center
Mar 7 @ 4:15 pm
For more info. call 610-691-8730.
LEPOCO Book Club Meeting 6:00 pm
LEPOCO Book Club Meeting @ Home of Bob and Carmen Riggs
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm
This month’s book club will be discussing, “Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America” by Juan Gonzalez. For more information contact LEPOCO at 610-691-8730.
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A Day Without Women
A Day Without Women
Mar 8 all-day
A one-day demonstration of economic solidarity on International Women’s Day. Organized by the Women’s March. People are asked to participate by taking a day off from paid and unpaid labor; by boycotting shopping except for[...]
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LEPOCO Monthly Peace Vigil at Third & Wyandotte Sts. 4:00 pm
LEPOCO Monthly Peace Vigil at Third & Wyandotte Sts. @ 3rd and Wyandotte Sts. (south end of Hill-to-Hill Bridge)
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peace & Justice: where do we start?  Please make a sign and join Ellen Buck and friends in an important witness.  (Signs available for those who cannot bring their own.)  For more info. call 610-691-8730. [...]
LEPOCO Monthly Peace Vigil at Third & Wyandotte Sts. 4:00 pm
LEPOCO Monthly Peace Vigil at Third & Wyandotte Sts. @ 3rd and Wyandotte Sts. (south end of Hill-to-Hill Bridge)
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
So POTUS wants to add $54 billion!! to the already bloated military budget.  Please join the vigil to say, “This is not a good idea!!”  Please make a sign and join Ellen Buck and friends[...]
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Workshop on Homelessness & Housing 10:30 am
Workshop on Homelessness & Housing @ PBS39 Community Rm.
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am
Organized by the Bethlehem NAACP, the program will feature Eugene Gonzalez, Bethlehem Housing Authority, Allyson Lysaght, Bethlehem Housing & Development Planner, and Alan Jennings of CACLV.  Free and open to the public.      
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Peace Singers Rehearsal 6:00 pm
Peace Singers Rehearsal @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm
For more information, call LEPOCO at 610-691-8730. This is our final rehearsal before the LEPOCO Annual Dinner, March 18
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Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration 12:20 pm
Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration @ Senator Pat Toomey’s Office
Mar 14 @ 12:20 pm
Theme for this week: tell Sen. Toomey that he should uphold Pennsylvania’s values of being diverse and inclusive of immigrants and refugees and to express opposition to his anti-sanctuary city legislation.  You are invited to[...]
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Public Comment Session at Delaware River Basin Commission Meeting 10:30 am
Public Comment Session at Delaware River Basin Commission Meeting @ Visitor's Center, Washington Crossing Historic Park
Mar 15 @ 10:30 am
Delaware Riverkeeper is urging people to participate with statements about the many reasons why the PennEast pipeline needs to be rejected.
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49th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre
“Sunflowers” 6:30 pm
“Sunflowers” @ Theatre Café at Allentown Art Museum
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm
Written by modern Japanese playwright Shimako Murai, this play weaves through the stories of three contemporary women, each dealing with the deeply buried effects of the bombing of Hiroshima.  Presented by the Allentown Public Theatre. [...]
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March Against Berks County Sherriff’s Proposed War on Immigrants 12:00 pm
March Against Berks County Sherriff’s Proposed War on Immigrants
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm
Berks County Sheriff Weaknecht has announced plans to apply to authorize his deputies to act as ICE agents.  This would open the door to racial targeting and unlawful detentions.  Berks County is home to thousands[...]
LEPOCO Annual Dinner 5:00 pm
LEPOCO Annual Dinner @ Wesley United Methodist Church
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm
LEPOCO Annual Dinner @ Wesley United Methodist Church | Bethlehem | Pennsylvania | United States
Featured Speaker: Michael McPhearson “Organizing, Resistance & Triumph: This Is Our Time” National Executive Director, Veterans for Peace; Veteran of Gulf War I;  Has held leadership roles in United for Peace & Justice, The Don’t[...]
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Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration 12:20 pm
Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration @ outside Senator Toomey's Office
Mar 21 @ 12:20 pm
Theme for this week: tell Sen. Toomey that the American Health Care Act (AHCA or Trump “Care”) will hurt Pennsylvania’s seniors.  Among the 2.2 million people in PA presently covered by Medicaid, approximately 700,000 are[...]
“After Spring,” Communities Film Series 7:15 pm
“After Spring,” Communities Film Series @ Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks
Mar 21 @ 7:15 pm
This film follows two Syrian refugee families and aid workers at the Zaatari camp, the largest camp for Syrian refugees.  Free.  There will be a panel discussion after the film.  Call 610-332-3378 for more info. [...]
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“Pennsylvania Mama Summit” organized by Moms Clean Air Force 10:00 am
“Pennsylvania Mama Summit” organized by Moms Clean Air Force @ Capitol, main rotunda, Harrisburg
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
The group is fighting for limits on air pollution to protect the health of children. 
The Future is Female Festival 6:00 pm
The Future is Female Festival @ Allentown Public Library
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm
Organized by the Hava Java Writer’s Group, this evening of readings by writers that identify as female from around the region, is part of a national initiative created by playwright Mya Kagan.
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“Prison Poetry: An Active of Resistance” lecture by Rend Smith of the Prison Poetry Workshop 4:10 pm
“Prison Poetry: An Active of Resistance” lecture by Rend Smith of the Prison Poetry Workshop @ The Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall
Mar 23 @ 4:10 pm
The Roemmele Global Commons, Williams Hall, 31 Williams Dr., Lehigh University, Bethlehem.  For more info. call 610-758-1724.
“We Are One” Interfaith/Multicultural Dialogue Series 6:45 pm
“We Are One” Interfaith/Multicultural Dialogue Series @ Muhlenberg College
Mar 23 @ 6:45 pm
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.   
From Divided Nation to Shared Prosperity? Learning from Scandinavia,” A Talk by George Lakey 7:00 pm
From Divided Nation to Shared Prosperity? Learning from Scandinavia,” A Talk by George Lakey @ Neville Aud. III (#103), Lehigh University
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm
Barry Kauffman (Common Cause PA) and Ted Morgan, retired Lehigh University professor, will lead the discussion.   Free.  For more info. call 610-866-7652.
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Protest Vigil to End Drone Warfare & Terror, Stop the Drone War Command Center at Horsham Air Guard Station 12:00 pm
Protest Vigil to End Drone Warfare & Terror, Stop the Drone War Command Center at Horsham Air Guard Station @ Horsham Air Guard Station
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join this regular last Saturday of the month witness against the U.S. military’s Horsham Drone Command Center, an integral part of the expanding domestic network of drone bases, training sites and command centers.  See brandywinepeace.com for[...]
Anniversary Dinner for Three Mile Island Alert 6:15 pm
Anniversary Dinner for Three Mile Island Alert @ Fort Hunter
Mar 25 @ 6:15 pm
Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Associates will speak about the situation at Fukushima and provide insights on the state of the nuclear power industry.  $15.  Reservations or info. call 717-233-7897. 
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Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration 12:20 pm
Tuesdays with Toomey Demonstration @ outside Senator Toomey's Office
Mar 28 @ 12:20 pm
Theme for this week: tell Sen. Toomey that the American Health Care Act (AHCA or Trump “Care”) will hurt Pennsylvania’s seniors.  Among the 2.2 million people in PA presently covered by Medicaid, approximately 700,000 are[...]
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