This section deals with immigration and the Lehigh Valley, national immigration policies, and people displaced by war and disasters.
In 2010, the Collective Memory Project of the Lehigh Valley prepared an exhibition of including photographs and oral history of recent immigrants and descendants of earlier waves of immigration. More information…
The recently-enacted statute in Arizona and the proposed DREAM act reflect two very different views of immigration and undocumented/ ‘illegal’ immigrants.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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