We have gathered a number of culturally diverse businesses and organizations within Allentown and the Lehigh Valley in this guide to provide a sampling of the many diverse cultures, social identities, faith traditions and experiences represented in our vibrant community and to help members of the Muhlenberg community identify and locate these resources in the Lehigh Valley.
"The mission of CADCA is to assist and promote neighborhood revitalization and community spirit by providing access to economic opportunity, creating and sustaining businesses owned and operated by neighbors, and empowering people to have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives."
"Supporting the rise and revitalization of center city Allentown through collaborative partnerships that elevate the quality of life for residents, enhance the experience for visitors and promote a thriving business environment."
""Inside/Outside (2019, 94 minutes) is a feature length documentary film about women and mass incarceration in the United States as they struggle with the challenges of sexual assault, substance abuse and often, motherhood. Seen through the lens of a predominantly white, county jail in a rapidly gentrifying town in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, this film explores challenges the women face inside and outside jail. Limited programs, rampant sexism and racism on the inside, and the lack of job opportunities, housing and healthcare on the outside contribute to high rates of recidivism for many women and their families who are caught in a revolving door of poverty and incarceration. As the primary and secondary stories unfold, we hear from a chorus of women who share what it is like to be in Northampton County Jail, and experts and correction workers to help stitch together different aspects of the criminal justice system. Inside/Outside addresses the hard and cold facts of the prison industrial complex experienced through a microcosm of local stories that affect families and communities."-- director's website, May 10, 2023"
Open in an incognito tab to override paywall. If you still encounter a problem, search for "Morning Call" in the Encompass search at the Trexler Library. (I don't immediately direct you there because browsing isn't very fun.)