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a Lehigh Valley working group to
End Mass Incarceration

End Mass Incarceration meetings in 2019 are usually on 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month, 6:00-8:00pm at Resurrected Life Community Church, 9th & Turner Streets, Allentown but check the calendar below for updates and exceptions.

Lehigh Valley - Events of interest for Criminal Justice Reform

  • Lehigh County Citizens' Academy (weekly sessions, 6-8pm, Sept. 12-Nov. 14)
    -- October 17, 2019 (Thursday) - Public Defender's Office (Kimberly Makoul)
    -- October 22, 2019 (Tuesday) - Corrections (Janine Donate)
    All sessions will be held in the public hearing room at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. 7th Street, Allentown. For more information, see the event page here.
    Reservations are requested (but not mandatory) by contacting public information officer Joshua Siegel at joshuasiegel@lehighcounty.org.

  • October 23, 2019 (Wednesday, 12:00n) State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA
    "Day of Action to End Death by Incarceration." The Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration (CADBI) and allies will gather at the state capitol to advocate for parole eligibility for all and an end to life without parole sentencing. There will be bus transportation from the Lehigh Valley and other parts of Pennsylvania. Register at tinyurl.com/Cadbi-LV-Rally.
    Questions? cadbi-lehigh@googlegroups.com
  • There will be one bus, with two Lehigh Valley stops: 1st Stop: Route 33 & William Penn "Park & Ride" (5715 William Penn Hwy, Easton, PA 18045) at 7:00am; 2nd Stop: Al Ahad Islamic Center (1500 Ridgeview Drive, Allentown, PA 18104) at 7:30am. Lobbying from 9-12pm, Rally from 12-3:30pm. Bus will leave promptly from Harrisburg at 3:30pm at drop-off location. Bus is free, but need to bring your own lunch and snacks. (Food is also available at the Capitol cafeteria.) There may also be carpool from Lehigh Valley on a different schedule. Register at tinyurl.com/Cadbi-LV-Rally to receive additional details.

  • October 26, 2019 (Saturday, 10:00am) Alumni Hall, Northampton Community College
    "Hear Their Voices: Women + Incarceration = Barriers".
    Speakers: Lori VanDoren, Director of Forensic Services, Pinebrook Family Answers, and Bonnie M. Winfield, Director of The Journey Home Program for Women.
    Sponsored by American Association of University Women and the League of Women Voters. Donations of winter hats, gloves, scarves for the women's programs will be welcome at the event.

  • November 6, 2019 (Wednesday, 6:00pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    CADBI Lehigh Valley meeting - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    Location: Reciprocity, 1329 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
    For further information, phone: 215-900-2602 (Sean), or facebook.com/CADBIPhilly.
  • November 7, 2019 (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.
  • November 13, 2019 (Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm) Northampton County Reentry Coalition
    Location: Northamapton Human Services Building, Conference Room 3, 2801 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18020
  • November 21, 2019 (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.


  • October 3, 2019 (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.
  • October 2, 2019 (Wednesday, 6:00pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    CADBI Lehigh Valley meeting - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    Location: Reciprocity, 1329 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
    For further information, phone: 215-900-2602 (Sean), or facebook.com/CADBIPhilly.
  • October 1, 2019 (Tuesday, 9:00am-9:00pm) Northampton Community College
    Peace and Social Justice Conference with workshops and presentations
    on prisons and restorative justice.
    • 9:30 - 10:45am - Lipkin Theatre - Restorative Justice Workshop
    • 2:00 - 3:15pm - College Center 220 - Prison 101: Prison Industrial Complex
    • 3:30-5:30pm - Lipkin Theatre - Documentary Inside/Outside, with Nandini Sikand.
    • 5:30 - 6:30pm - Lipkin Theatre - Panel Discussion: "At the Intersection of Education and Punishment on Prisoner Education Initiatives"
    • 7:15 - 9:00pm - Lipkin Theatre - Climbing PoeTree musical performance
    • (... and more ... See program schedule for details.).
    All events during the day are free and open to the public.

  • September 24, 2019 (Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm) "The Cost of Solitary Confinement and Life Without Parole in Pennsylvania"
    Light refreshments provided at 6:30pm. Sponsored by POWER Lehigh Valley with CADBI (Coalition Against Death By Incarceration) and Abolitionist Law Center, and hosted by Grace Episcopal Church, 5th & Linden Streets, Allentown, PA.
  • September 21, 2019 (Saturday) at Northampton Community College
    Trauma Informed Training
    Morning Session: 9 -11:30 a.m.;   Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    You may choose from these training topics:
    • Trauma 101: An Overview of Trauma Informed Care
    • Trauma 102: Basic Skills of Trauma Informed Care
    • Trauma 103: Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Caregivers
    • Trauma 105: Intro to Trauma for Parents & Caregivers
    Sponsored by United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and led by Lakeside Global Institute. Advance registration is required. For details and registration, see: www.unitedwayglv.org/events/trauma-informed-training
  • September 19, 2019 (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.
  • September 18, 2019 (Wednesday, 6:30pm) - Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
    "Inside/Outside", directed by Nandini Sikand, is a documentary film set in Easton, PA, about women and mass incarceration as they struggle with the challenges of sexual assault, substance abuse and often, motherhood.
    Location: Moravian College, Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC), Room 101, Bethlehem, PA [Campus Map]
  • September 11, 2019 (Wed., 3:30 - 6pm) Reimaging Justice: The Next 25 Years
    Watch by livestream from Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. As we approach the 25th anniversary of the federal 1994 Crime Bill, this multi-format event will consider the visionary work, big ideas, and fundamental values that will guide the next 25 years of justice policy. Sponsored by the Vera Institute of Justice. Click here for details and livestream link.
  • September 5, 2019 (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.
  • September 4, 2019 (Wednesday, 6:00pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    CADBI Lehigh Valley meeting - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    Location: Reciprocity, 1329 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
    For further information, phone: 215-900-2602 (Sean), or facebook.com/CADBIPhilly.
  • September 4, 2019 - POSTPONED(Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton. The meeting will be held at the Easton Public Market. For more information, contact Dr. Bonnie Winfield.
  • August 27, 2019 (Tuesday, 6:30-9:00pm) "End Cash Bail? A Conversation" - with short documentary film and panel discussion. Light refreshments provided at 6:30pm. Sponsored by POWER Lehigh Valley with Promise Neighborhoods LV and hosted by Grace Episcopal Church, 5th & Linden Streets, Allentown, PA.
  • August 23, 2019 (Friday, 7pm) - UUC-LV, Bethlehem, PA
    "Inside/Outside", directed by Nandini Sikand, is a documentary film set in Easton, PA, about women and mass incarceration as they struggle with the challenges of sexual assault, substance abuse and often, motherhood.
    "Fourth Friday Film Series" at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem, PA.
  • August 21, 2019 (Wednesday, 6pm) - UUC-LV, Bethlehem, PA
    End Mass Incarceration - Public Policy Team meeting. Includes discussion about current legislation related to criminal justice reform.
    Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem, PA.
  • August 15, 2019 (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.
  • August 7, 2019 (Wednesday, 6:00pm) "Ending Life Without Parole Sentences"
    CADBI Lehigh Valley meeting - Coalition Against Death by Incarceration.
    Location: Reciprocity, 1329 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
    For further information, phone: 215-900-2602 (Sean), or facebook.com/CADBIPhilly.
  • August 7, 2019 (Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton.
    MEETING CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED
    The meeting will be held at the Easton Public Market. For more information, contact Dr. Bonnie Winfield.
  • August 7, 2019 (Wednesday, 1:30-3:00pm) Northampton County Reentry Coalition
    Location: Northamapton Human Services Building, Conference Room 3, 2801 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18020
  • August 1, 2019 (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.
  • July 18, 2019 (Thursday, 6:00pm) NCC Bethlehem Campus
    The Lehigh Valley working group to End Mass Incarceration. We will have a brief meeting in the College Center, second floor lounge, at Northampton Community College and then participate in a planning session (6:30-8:30pm) with the organizers of the Color of Justice events in Room 220. [NCC Map]
  • July 10, 2019 (Wednesday, 4:00pm) End Mass Incarceration - Easton. The meeting will be held at the Easton Public Market. For more information, contact Dr. Bonnie Winfield.
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Last Updated: 10/10/2019
Created: January 18, 2018