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COVID-19 Advisory - We expect that public meetings will be cancelled or replaced with internet-based meetings for the next several months, but look for updates here as the situation changes. See Pennsylvania Department of Health for coronavirus updates. (Apr. 1, 2020)
a Lehigh Valley working group to
End Mass Incarceration

End Mass Incarceration meetings are usually on 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, 6:00-8:00pm at Resurrected Life Community Church, 9th & Turner Streets, Allentown. However, 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

  • March 31, 2020 - (Tuesday, 6-8pm) Decarcerating COVID-19 - Virtual Town Hall.
    There will be speakers from the ACLU, FAMM, Abolitionist Law Center, Shut Down Berks, and others talking about the efforts to get people out of county jails, state prisons, and ICE detention. We will provide up-to-date info on what is happening and what we need to do to keep people safe.
    A video recording of this meeting is posted here, and the agenda for the meeting is posted here. (Note: in the video recording, the first 23 minutes are silent while people are joining the meeting.)
  • 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 5, 2020 (Monday, 5:30pm) "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.
  • 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 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.

  • May 6, 2020 - (Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton. For more information, contact Ross Marcus, EANC Director.
  • May 6, 2020 (Wednesday, 6:30pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    CADBI Lehigh Valley meeting - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    For further information, phone: 215-900-2602 (Sean), or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • May 7, 2020 (Thursday, TBD)
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration. Tentatively, there will be a Zoom meeting (join by internet or phone); look for details later.


  • 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.
  • March 31, 2020 - (Tuesday, 6-8pm) Decarcerating COVID-19 - Virtual Town Hall.
    There will be speakers from the ACLU, FAMM, Abolitionist Law Center, Shut Down Berks, and others talking about the efforts to get people out of county jails, state prisons, and ICE detention. We will provide up-to-date info on what is happening and what we need to do to keep people safe.

    A video recording of this meeting is posted here, and the agenda for the meeting is posted here. (Note: in the video recording, the first 23 minutes are silent while people are joining the meeting.)

  • March 19, 2020 (Thursday, 7:00pm)
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration. Tentatively, there will be a short internet-based meeting beginning about 7pm. Recent participants will be notified of details by email.
  • March 5, 2020 (Thursday, 6:00-8:00pm) 9th & Turner Sts., Allentown, PA
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration. The meeting will be held at Resurrected Life Community Church in the church library; RLCC is at the corner of 9th and Turner Streets, Allentown, PA. Enter the church by the red door facing Turner St. There is free off-street parking behind the building.
  • March 4, 2020 (Wednesday, 6:30pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    CADBI Lehigh Valley meeting - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    Location: Reciprocity, 1101 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
    For further information, phone: 215-900-2602 (Sean), or facebook.com/CADBI-Lehigh-Valley.
  • March 4, 2020 - (Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton.
    The meeting will be held at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center (EANC). 902 Philadelphia Road, Easton, PA 18042. For more information, contact Ross Marcus, EANC Director.
  • February 25, 2020 (Tuesday, 7:30pm) Education and Empowerment in the U.S. Criminal Justice System. The Landis Center and Dyer Center will host a panel on prison education programs and how they build confidence and create opportunities for inmates as they reintegrate into society. The panel will include: Location: Dyer Center - 330 Rockwell Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA.
  • February 25, 2020 (Tues., 12:30-1:30pm) Rally for Fair Commutation, Not Mass Incarceration
    Change of Location: Rallies will be at the offices of Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Philadelphia (1600 Arch St.) and Pittsburgh (546 Forbes Ave.), and not in Harrisburg.
    For details, see this Facebook event. Also see these reports for background on Fair Commutation issues.
  • February 22, 2020 (Saturday, 9am-3pm)True Justice - Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
    A film showing, discussion, and action planning for change. Cost: $10, lunch included.
    Location: Cedarville United Methodist Church, 1092 Laurelwood Rd, Pottstown, PA.
    Please register online by February 17, 2020. Details and registration HERE.
    Sponsored by United Methodist Prison Ministries & Restorative Justice Team.

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