Annual Dinner

LEPOCO Annual Dinner

Saturday, March 17, 2018

(Pre-dinner music & appetizers at 5:00 pm; Dinner at 5:30 pm)
Wesley United Methodist Church
2540 Center St., Bethlehem

Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, based in Chicago. She has traveled extensively around the globe to areas impacted by violence and U.S. wars. She has done special work with the Afghan Peace Volunteers. She has been arrested numerous times for acts of nonviolent direct action, recently especially in resistance to the U.S. drone wars. She has done extensive writing and speaking to share her concern about the victims of U.S. militarism. She has won numerous awards for her work for peace.

Featured Speaker :
Kathy Kelly

Unshackling Ourselves:
Lessons from War Zones

Listen to Kathy’s interview on WDIY’s Lehigh Valley Discourse, aired 05/31/18 here:

LEPOCO Annual Dinner

LEPOCO celebrates its more than 50 years of working for Peace and Justice at the LEPOCO Annual Dinner, every spring.  Volunteers prepare a scrumptious vegetarian meal, there’s an art raffle of beautiful items donated by very talented artists/craftspeople, and we commission a speaker who inspires us to continue doing the work we do.

2015 – 2016

2015 – 2016, LEPOCO had a year long celebration of 50 years of Peace work, with a concert, a children’s Peace Poster Contest, a dance, and of course our Annual Dinner/Birthday Party.  Please click HERE to read an article written about us, by Dr. Kiki Anastasakos, Professor of Political Science at Northampton Community College.  NCC held a conference, October 15, 2015, featuring 6 members of LEPOCO. The video is below, in two parts.

The people who represented LEPOCO on the panel: Jeff Vitelli, Mimi Lang, Ethan Hoffman, Fran Dreisbach, Susan Ravitz and Nancy Tate.