A virtual panel discussion will cover poverty in Easton’s recent history and short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the Lehigh Valley’s most vulnerable socioeconomic populations at 6:30 p.m. June 3. Topics will include access to resources and opportunities (in education, housing, technology, employment, and healthcare), domestic challenges, mental health issues, and institutional barriers to addressing these issues.

Moderated by Marvin Boyer, NAACP political action chair, the panel will feature representatives from local organizations that work to combat inequality and provide essential social services in the Easton area:

  • Ross Marcus, executive director, The Neighborhood Center
  • Susan Wandalowski, Northampton County human services director
  • Janice Thomas, housing director, Third Street Alliance for Women & Children
  • Harold Levy, director of Northampton County Black Caucus

The event is sponsored by Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium with support provided by a grant to Lafayette from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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2 Comments

  1. Fran Kennedy says:

    How can we join to listen

    1. David Block says:

      Click on the time and date link, which will connect you to the Zoom meeting.

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