Congressional Forum Challenges Lehigh Valley Wealth Disparity

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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, November 20, 2014

CONTACT: Cristiano Lima,, (912)344-1978 


Congressional Forum Challenges Lehigh Valley Wealth Disparity

"Justice for All" Roundtable Addresses Regional Racial Inequality


Bethlehem, Pa. - November 20 - Community leaders discuss wealth disparity between households of color and their white counterparts in the Lehigh Valley and propose recommendations to eliminate it during the "Justice for All" congressional forum on Friday, November 21 at Northampton Community College.


The event will feature the unveiling of the results of research conducted by the Lehigh Valley Research Consortium and a presentation of recommendations from the Water Fountain Project taskforce. The presentation will be followed by a roundtable on the issue featuring leading figures in Lehigh Valley politics, education, non-profit advocacy, business and community development. 

The entire congressional forum will be televised on PCN.



"Justice for All" Congressional forum discusses recommendations to eliminate the racial wealth disparity in the Lehigh Valley


U.S. Representative Charlie Dent, PA Representative Mike Schlossberg, PA Representative Dan McNeill and representatives from the Bethlehem Area School District, the Easton Area School District, the City of Bethlehem, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Greater Shiloh Baptist Church, United Way and Wells Fargo among others



Friday, November 21 from 10 AM to 12 PM

Registration from 9:30 AM to 10 AM



Northampton Community College, Gates Center, Alumni Hall

3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA 18020



About the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley:

CACLV was established in 1965 as a non-profit organization targeting low-income persons in the Lehigh and Northampton County areas. The mission of CACLV is to improve the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives. 

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