Popcorn/Potluck & Politics Series
Popcorn & Politics – First Friday Film
Friday, September 1st, 7:00 pm
“No God, No Master”
This film presents fascinating and infamous episode from our country’s past in a compelling historical drama about the events that led up to “Palmer Raids” – in which hundreds of immigrants were deported immediately following WWI. It is described as having an undeniably uncomfortable resonance with present day treatment of immigrants in the U.S.
Written and directed by Terry Green. Starring David Strathairn. 94 minutes. 2013
Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack or beverage to share
Potluck & Politics
Sunday, September 10th, 6:00 pm
“Political Turmoil & the Future of Democracy in Turkey”
at the Lehigh Valley Friends Meetinghouse, 4116 Bath Pik (route 512), Bethlehem (180120, 1/2 mile north of Route 22
Sait Onal was born in Turkey. He moved to the United States in 1994 for higher education and holds degrees in Management and Business Administration and related fields. He lives in Lancaster and is Managing Director for Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Company in Camp Hill
Sait Onal is President of the Turkish Cultural Center of Pennsylvania. The TCC works to introduce, promote and inform people in the U.S. of Turkish history and culture by brining people together in open dialog. He will speak about developments in Turkey, especially since the failed coup of July 5, 2016. In the past year over 50,000 people have been arrested; over 150,000 people have been dismissed or suspended from their jobs; over 200 journalists have been jailed. Human rights advocates have been targeted by the government of turkey. On july 5, the Director of Amnesty International Turkey and other human rights activists were detained. There are many reasons for U.S. citizens to be deeply concerned about these developments. This will be a special opportunity for us to learn more.
Attendees are encouraged to bring food to share for the Potluck Dinner at 6:00 pm. Discussion will start around 6:30.