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COVID-19 Advisory - It is expected that face-to-face meetings in the Lehigh Valley will not resume until there is effective contact tracing and testing or until there is a corona virus vaccine. See Pennsylvania Department of Health for coronavirus updates.
POWER Lehigh Valley - working group to
End Mass Incarceration

End Mass Incarceration meetings are usually on 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, 7pm by Zoom (internet or phone). Face-to-face meetings are suspended for the duration of the corona virus pandemic. Check the calendar below for updates and exceptions.

Lehigh Valley - Events of interest for Criminal Justice Reform

  • "The Definition of Insanity" - PBS Documentary (55 min.) on people with mental illness and the criminal justice system. Judge Steven Leifman tells how Miami-Dade County, Florida, has reduced recidivism by doing things differently. Watch on-line at www.pbs.org/show/definition-insanity. (See a description of this documentary here.)

  • Community Conversation: Policing the Police
    PBS39. Topics include: what defunding the police means, determining what reforms are necessary, weapons training versus deescalation, soft skills training and tracking police disciplinary actions. (Originally aired on June 24, 2020).
    Panelists and Guests:
    • Glenn Granitz - Allentown Police Chief
    • Ettore Angelo - Criminal Defense Attorney
    • Mark Pinsley - Lehigh County Controller
    • Dr. Hasshan Batts - Promise Neighborhoods
    • John Scott - Pennsylvania State Police Trooper
    Watch the recorded program at PBS39.org/communityconversation.

  • July 16, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • July 20, 2020 - (Monday, 6:30pm) CADBI - ZOOM Meeting
    CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • July 21, 2020 - (Tuesday, 6:00pm) Legislative Strategy for Criminal Justice Reform
    eastern Pennsylvania meeting
    For further information and Zoom login contact keystonedecarceration@alcenter.org.
  • August 6, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • August 20, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.


  • July 7, 2020 - (Tuesday, 6:00pm) Legislative Strategy for Criminal Justice Reform
    eastern Pennsylvania meeting
    For further information and Zoom login contact keystonedecarceration@alcenter.org.
  • July 6, 2020 - (Monday, 6:30pm) CADBI - ZOOM Meeting
    CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • July 2, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • July 1, 2020 - (Wednesday, 12n-1pm) Beyond Bars news conference
    Beyond Bars is a Lehigh University program which engages students in using creative arts to address criminal justice reform issues. Register for the news conference here: https://bit.ly/3fCwSdt.
  • June 30, 2020 - (Tuesday, 7:00pm) Community Conversation: Policing the Police
    PBS39. Topics will include: what defunding the police means, determining what reforms are necessary, weapons training versus deescalation, soft skills training and tracking police disciplinary actions. Panelists and Guests:
    • Glenn Granitz - Allentown Police Chief
    • Ettore Angelo - Criminal Defense Attorney
    • Mark Pinsley - Lehigh County Controller
    • Dr. Hasshan Batts - Promise Neighborhoods
    • John Scott - Pennsylvania State Police Trooper
    Watch on PBS39, PBS39.org and on PBS39's Facebook page. Watch the recorded program at PBS39.org/communityconversation.

  • June 20, 2020 (Saturday, 11:00am) A Pennsylvania Legislative Agenda for Decarceration
    Zoom assembly: This will ba an organizational meeting for a statewide decarceration group with a broad 10-point platform for decreasing the state prison population. Register here.
  • June 18, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • June 15, 2020 - (Monday, 6:30pm) CADBI - ZOOM Meeting
    CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • June 4, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • June 4, 2020 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm)   Transform Commutation: A People's Response
    sponsored by Abolitionist Law Center, CADBI and others. This is a protest in response to cancellation of Pennsylvania commutation hearings. In April, the Board of Pardons announced it will indefinitely delay the commutation hearing set to take place on June 4th. At this hearing, dozens of applicants would have had the opportunity to have their cases reviewed to determine their potential for release. "#FreeTheVulnerable"
    See details at www.facebook.com/events/1982604098550945/ and
    Register for the event at forms.gle/87WCMDf321se8q3v6 .
  • June 3, 2020 - (Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton.   cancelled
    Zoom meeting. For more information, contact Ross Marcus, EANC Director.
  • May 21, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.

  • May 21, 2020 - (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) Speaking Out - Voices from the Inside
    People in PA Prisons speak out about the COVID-19 crisis in their own words.
    Zoom meeting sponsored by Abolitionist Law Center and CADBI.
    For event details and Zoom registration, see www.facebook.com/events/891849117955010/.
  • May 18, 2020 - (Monday, 6:30pm) CADBI - ZOOM Meeting   cancelled
    CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • May 7, 2020 (Thursday, 7:45pm)   POWER Lehigh Valley - End Mass Incarceration.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • May 7, 2020 (Thursday, 6:30-7:45pm)   FAMM Virtual Town Hall
    Ending Mass Incarceration in Pennsylvania: Taking Action during COVID-19 and Beyond.
    Zoom meeting - participate by internet or phone.
    Organized by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM).
    Register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdeChrzIpEtGGlS37mEjxDaDWsK1uVofJ
  • May 6, 2020 - (Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton.
    Zoom meeting. For more information, contact Ross Marcus, EANC Director.
  • May 4, 2020 - (Monday, 6:30pm) CADBI - ZOOM Meeting
    CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • April 23, 2020 (Thursday, 6:00pm) CADBI - ZOOM Meeting
    CADBI statewide chapters meeting. This will be a check-in for the different chapters, and we'll also discuss how to set some things up to stay in touch and work together during COVID.
  • April 21, 2020 (Tuesday, 6:00pm) ZOOM Meeting: Rally for the Vulnerable in State Prisons - this is CADBI plus some of our friends from around the state, responding to the governor's order and saying it didn't go far enough and that we need him to.
  • April 20, 2020 (Monday, 7:00pm) CADBI - ZOOM Meeting
    CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • April 16, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   Participate by internet or phone.
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.

  • April 15, 2020 (Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm) CANCELLED
    "Marking Time: Prison Art and Public Culture"
    with Nicole Fleetwood, Professor of American Studies and Art History, Rutgers University. Professor Fleetwood will speak on her new book which is a study of visual art in the era of mass incarceration. Venue: Lafayette College, 224 Oechsle Hall.
    For more information, see this announcement.
  • April 15, 2020 "Bail Reform: The Time Has Come!" "Color of Justice" forum.
    POSTPONED -- TO BE RESCHEDULED

  • April 14, 2020 (Tuesday, 10-11pm) "The Definition of Insanity" PBS Documentary on people with mental illness and the criminal justice system. Judge Steven Leifman tells how Miami-Dade County, Florida, has reduced recidivism by doing things differently. (See more details here).
  • April 13, 2020 (Monday, 5:30pm) CANCELLED
    "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"

    ZOOM Meeting - CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • April 6, 2020 (Monday, 7:00pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    ZOOM Meeting - CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • April 2, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)   Participate by internet or phone.
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration.
    Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • April 1, 2020 - (Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton: CANCELLED.
    For more information, contact Ross Marcus, EANC Director.
  • April 1, 2020 (Wednesday, 6:30pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    ZOOM Meeting - CADBI Lehigh Valley - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 412-728-3839, or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.

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