End Mass Incarceration - Lehigh Valley: 2018 Events

  • June 28, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) 916 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration will meet at in the meeting room downstairs. Enter the building from Turner Street entrance. There is free off-street parking behind the building.
    Invited guest: Laura Savenelli, Reentry Coordinator for Northampton County Department of Corrections.
  • June 23, 2018 (Saturday, 8:30am-4:00pm) - Healing Communities Training
    at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethlehem. Healing Communities is a national model created by the Annie E Casey Foundation and faith leaders from across the theological spectrum, to engage congregations in the restoration and healing of people who have been impacted by crime and the criminal justice system. Registration, which includes training materials, is $40 per person, or $105 for 3 from the same congregation.
    For more details and registration, click here There's also a Facebook event here
  • June 14, 2018 (Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm) - Criminal Justice Reform for Lifers
    Community Educational Forum: Pennsylvania HB-135 and SB-942 "Parole Eligibility for Life Sentences". Hear testimonies from returning citizens, community crime victims, and others.
    Ask your questions and get answers.
    Location: Lehigh Valley Active Life Center, 1633 West Elm Street, Allentown
  • June 14, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration will meet at 916 W. Turner St. in the meeting room downstairs. Enter the building from Turner Street entrance. There is free off-street parking behind the building.
  • May 30, 2018 Lancaster County RMO tour (by invitation)
  • May 29, 2018 (Tuesday, 7:30pm) Webinar sponsored by UUA and UUSC
    The New Debtor's Prison: How to End Cash Bail. On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States who have not been convicted of any crime are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. Register here for the webinar.
  • May 24, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) 916 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration will meet at in the meeting room downstairs. Enter the building from Turner Street entrance. There is free off-street parking behind the building.
    Invited guest: Joyce Dougherty, Pinebrook Family Answers consultant and Moravian College faculty - Sociology & Anthropology Department.
  • May 9, 2018 (Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm) Bethlehem, PA
    The quarterly meeting of the Northampton County Reentry Coalition wilt be held at Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, 75 E Union Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18018 . The meeting is organized by Laura Savenelli, Reentry Coordinator for Northampton County Department of Corrections; and three presentations are lined up for the meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • May 10, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) 916 W. Turner St., Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration will meet at in the meeting room downstairs. Enter the building from Turner Street entrance. There is free off-street parking behind the building.
    Invited guest: Melanie Snyder, Executive Director, Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO).
  • April 26, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration will meet at 916 W. Turner St. in the meeting room downstairs. Enter the building from Turner Street entrance. There is off-street parking behind the building.
  • April 15-16, 2018 (Sunday 1:30-5:30pm, Monday) Lancaster, PA
    The "Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform: Principles and Practice" program will be held at Lancaster Theological Seminary on Sunday afternoon, and district lobby visits will be scheduled on Monday.
    April 15 (1:30-5:30 pm) location: Lancaster Theological Seminary, Hafer Center (above the library), 555 West James Street, Lancaster, PA 17603
    April 16: (schedule based on legislative visits)
    Register here. ($20 registration fee).   Facebook event here.
  • April 18, 2018 (Wednesday, 7pm)ACLU-PA Campaign for Smart Justice webinar.
    For details and registration: go.peoplepower.org/signup/pa-smart-justice-webinar-rsvp/
  • April 18, 2018 (Wednesday, 8:30am-4pm) Healing Communities Training for people supporting reentry from prison. Cost: $40 per participant or $100 for 3 people from the same congregation.
    Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 701 North Lime St, Lancaster, PA
    Register at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3356277
  • April 19, 2018 (Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm) Congressional Candidate Forum for PA 7th District (Lehigh Valley), sponsored by Lehigh Valley for All. at Harvey A Neville Hall, Lehigh University, 6a E Packer Ave, Bethlehem, Pa. [Map]
  • April 21, 2018 (Saturday, 8:30am-4pm ) Healing Communities Training for people supporting reentry from prison. Cost: $40 per participant or $100 for 3 people from the same congregation.
    Location: Lancaster Theological Seminary 555 West James St, Lancaster, PA
    Register at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3355956
  • April 20-22, 2018 (Friday-Sunday) Storytelling and Media Conference with several sessions (on Sat. April 21) that relate to mass incarceration/prison. See summary of mass incarceration sessions here or full conference program here. Pre-registration is requested.
  • April 22, 2018 (Sunday, 9:00am) Bethlehem, PA - UUC-LV Breakfast Forum
    "Creating a Safe Place for Women Inside a County Jail," with Bonnie Winfield of The Journey Home program of DeSales University. Breakfast forum at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. (For details, see www.uuclvpa.org/breakfastforum.php)
  • April 12, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration. This will be a planning meeting only (no invited speakers).
  • April 4, 2018 (Wednesday, 4:45 pm) Bethlehem
    March to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Assemble at City Hall (Payrow Plaza), Bethlehem, for March starting at 5 pm. The March ends at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park, Carlton Ave., south Bethlehem, where there will be a program of speakers. Organized by the Bethlehem NAACP, with other sponsors.
  • March 29, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration will meet at 916 W. Turner St. in the meeting room downstairs. This will be a planning meeting only (no invited speakers).
  • March 17, 2018 (Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm) Lebanon, PA     Healing Communities Training
    for people supporting reentry from prison. Event Brochure.   Register here. Cost: $25.
  • March 5, 2018 (6:00pm) Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration. Hasshan Batts will be with us for conversation about the challenges of Reentry from jail or prison. This meeting will be held at Dubbs Center, 457 W. Allen Street, Allentown. Off-street parking is available behind the building. Enter by the red door at the back (north side) of the building.

  • February 24, 2018 (Saturday, 8:30-10:00am) Harrisburg, PA
    "Equipped to Serve: Reentry Ministry Info Breakfast"
    From Christian Churches United: Learn more about how CCU volunteers work with people transitioning back into our communities after prison.
    Location: St. Andrew's in the Valley, 4620 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17112
  • February 22, 2018 (Thursday, 6:00pm) Bethlehem, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration will meet at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem PA, in the FMK room on the ground floor. Enter the building from the Wall Street side entrance.
  • February 8, 2018 (Thursday, 7:00pm) Bethlehem, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to end mass incarceration is invited to attend the next Lehigh Valley ACLU meeting which will begin with a preview of the ACLU-PA Smart Justice campaign. The meeting will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem PA, in the main fellowship hall on the ground floor. Enter the building from the Wall Street side entrance. There is also a handicapped entrance in the alley behind the church.
    After the Smart Justice presentation / discussion we may leave the ACLU for a brief meeting in another room at the Unitarian Church.
  • January 30, 2018 (Tuesday, 6:00pm) Allentown, PA
    Organizational meeting for Lehigh Valley working group to end mass incarceration.
    Location: RCDC Education Building, 916 W. Turner St., Allentown.
    (Off street parking is available behind the building; enter parking lot from 9th Street)
    For more information, see justice.ppjr.org
    Sponsored by POWER NE, TLCC Justice & Advocacy, and partner organizations.
  • January 24, 2018 (Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm) Allentown, PA
    "Pull of Gravity" - film screening and panel discussion:
    What happens when people come home after incarceration?
    Free, Non-Ticketed Event/Open to the Public.
    Location: Civic Theatre, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown, PA 18104
    For more information: Lehigh University, Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, 610-758-3996, incasip@lehigh.edu.
  • Faithful Advocacy for Criminal Justice Reform: Principles & Practice
    This is the last of three events in different locations on the "Clean Slate" legislation that has passed the PA Senate. Events are organized by Pennsylvania Council of Churches with Mennonite Central Committee. ($20 registration fee).
    Jan. 13, 2018 (Saturday, 1:30-5:30pm), Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church, 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.
    Jan. 19(Fri. 9am) - Legislative visits
    For details and registration, see www.pachurchesadvocacy.org/events


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Last Updated: 5/22/2018
Created: January 18, 2018