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Social Research | Social Justice Conference

A unique and excellent addition to the Lehigh Valley’s offerings, the Social Research Social Justice Conference began in 2003 as a collaboration between faculty and students in the Department of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College, with the goal to … more

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Sustainability Questions for Students & Educators

To make good decisions about sustainability, people need to know the facts. Here are some questions that have arisen and might be suitable for class projects or independent study: What steps can local & county government take to produce immediate reductions in … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Biodiversity, Campus Sustainability, Civil Liberties, Climate, Community Land Trusts, Community Rights, Corporate Personhood, Decentralization, Demand Reduction, Democratic Education, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Environmental Health, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Food Distribution, Food for Health, Going Local vs. Globalization, Habitat, Human Rights, Local Food, Local Health Issues, Media & Communication, Migration & Refugees, Militarism, Minority Rights, Nonviolence, Production For Need, Resource Extraction, Restorative Justice, School Food, Students' Rights, Transportation, Violence Against Women |

Earth Charter

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for … more

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Embracing Diversity

by Emma Cleveland Think about that poster—I’m sure you’ve seen it because it hangs in many an elementary school classroom—of children holding hands around a cartoon globe, their skin varying shades of the rainbow. They might be wearing traditional dress from their country … more

Posted in Building Community, Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Diversity & Heritage, Human Rights, Immigrants' Rights, LGBT Rights, Migration & Refugees, Minority Rights, Voices of the Valley, Women's Rights |

Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight

In These Times 5 July 2010 Tania Unzueta may be the most visible undocumented immigrant in the United States. By Marie Landau Originally from Mexico, 26-year-old Tania Unzueta has been living, working and studying in the United States for 16 … more

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States Rejecting Arizona’s Approach

New America Media Friday, July 2, 2010 by Suman Raghunathan This week, as the White House announced plans for yet another push on federal comprehensive immigration reform, a network of lawmakers so far representing 28 states—from border states to the … more

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Collective Memory Project of the Lehigh Valley

The Collective Memory Project of the Lehigh Valley is putting a human face on the long history of immigration here. The Project includes a multi­lingual team of interviewers, organizers, photo­graphers, academics, and students who have come together to listen to and … more

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PA Humanities Council supports Collective Memory Project

November 15 2010—The Pennsylvania Humanities Council has awarded $2,985 to the Alliance in support of the Collective Memory Project of the Lehigh Valley, which the Alliance co-sponsors. The Collective Memory Project aims to put a human face on immigration to the Lehigh Valley, … more

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Immigration Prison in Northampton County?

In response to a request from a for-profit prison contractor, the Northampton County Council recently authorized County Executive John Stoffa to pursue negotiations to establish a prison for immigration violators in northern Northampton County. This proposal is wrong on so many levels … more

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