Annual Dinner

This event, March 21, has been cancelled due to COVID-19 social restrictions. Please call the LEPOCO office, for more information. 610-691-8730

Saturday, March 21, 2020 – 6:00 pm
Episcopal Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18105

Featured Speaker :  Reggie Harris
“Keeping Our Eyes On The Prize: Holding On! Recommitting Ourselves to the Struggle!”

Reggie Harris is a beloved singer/songwriter, storyteller, educator and cultural ambassador.  He has been a teaching artist in the Kennedy Center’s CETA program (Changing Education Through the Arts) for over 30 years.  He presents hundreds of concerts and lectures each year.  He is the Director of Music Education and Co-Chair for the Living Legacy Project, a group that leads civil right pilgrimages and conference in the South, and he is one of the foremost interpreters of the history of song in the Underground Railroad and the role of music in the Civil Rights Movement.   

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.

Call the office, 610-691-8730, if you’d like to help plan or volunteer on the day of the event.

Previous Annual Dinner Speakers

*Not a complete list

March 21, 2020 – Reggie Harris– cancelled
March 23, 2019 – Frida Berrigan – “How Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life:  They’re Probably Ruining Yours too”
March 17, 2018 – Kathy Kelly – “Unshackling Ourselves: Lessons from War Zones”
March 18, 2017 – Michael McPherson – “Organizing, Resistance & Triumph:  This Is Our Time” 
March 12, 2016 – Ann Wright – “Peace Conversions”
February 28, 2015 – Stephen Miles – “Winning Without War”
March 29, 2014 – Randy Kehler – “Resisting the Secrecy & Lies that Make War (& Other Forms of Violence) Possible”
March 16, 2013 – Medea Benjamin – “Building Peace in the Age of Drone Warfare”
March 3, 2012 – Ray McGovern – “The Moral Imperative of Activism”
March 5, 2011 – David Wildman – “Peace in Afghanistan”
March 6, 2010 – Rev. Billy and Members of the Church of Life After Shopping
March 14, 2009 – Jennifer Harbury
See the full list of previous years’ speakers HERE:

Photos from LEPOCO Annual Dinner 2019

See how LEPOCO celebrated 50 years!