This series of two digital forums will explore the relationship between race and the region. Topics include historical, contemporary and forward-thinking discussions of community policing, the idea of “who belongs where,” the implications of gentrification and urban renewal, access to green spaces, and programs fostering a healthier sense of belonging in natural spaces for BIPOC.
Race & Space in the Lehigh Valley: Where We Are and Where We’ve Been
October 14 at 6:30pm
The first of these forums will focus on “Race and Space in the Lehigh Valley: Where We Are and Where We’ve Been” exploring the historical context of sociocultural and socioeconomic factors leading up to the current landscape in the Lehigh Valley.
Race & Space in the Lehigh Valley: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
October 21st at 6:30pm
The second discussion will focus on “Race and Space in the Lehigh Valley: Where We Are and Where We’re Going” and discuss current efforts to foster access to and a sense of belonging in natural spaces for BIPOC in the Lehigh Valley, as well as best practices and strategies to this end in the arts and urban development.
These events are sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium (LVEHC), with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Edward J. Gallagher, Bethlehem immigrant, retired, nearly 50 years as Professor of American Literature at Lehigh University, known as "Dr. G" and "Conan the Grammarian" to students, whose virtual world avatar "EdwardScholarhands" stares at you here, has reinvented himself as the Bethlehem Gadfly.
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