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February 27 – Free Community To-Go Lunch in Barto
Join us for a Free To-Go Community Lunch on Saturday, February 27th from Noon – 1pm at Calvary UCC, 1231 Route 100, Barto.
Any questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-652-5023
March 18 – A Shot in the Arm: The Promises and Controversies of the COVID Vaccines
A Shot in the Arm: The Promises and Controversies of the COVID Vaccines with Dr Glenn Rall, PhD, Chief Academic Officer Fox Chase Cancer Center
This event is sponsored by Salem Church of Doylestown, and will be held March 18 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.
It is generally thought that the beginning of the end phase of this pandemic will be the arrival of protective vaccines against SARS CoV-2. While progress in vaccine development has been truly remarkable, resulting in multiple safe and effective vaccines heading to market, close to 50% of Americans say that they are not likely to get the vaccine. Where does this hesitancy come from, and—more importantly—what kinds of education can be put into place to refute false beliefs and provide concrete guidance for making a decision? Our discussion will focus on the basic biology of what vaccines “do” and an up-to-the-moment assessment of where we are, followed by a discussion of some of the existing societal concerns that might interfere with a speedy end to this national nightmare.
April 15 – Bring me Your Poor, Your Hungry: Is America Still the Promised Land?
Bring Me Your Poor, Your Hungry: Is America Still the Promised Land? with Vanessa Stine, Immigrants’ Rights Attorney ACLU
This event is sponsored by Salem Church of Doylestown, and will take place April 15th at 7:00 pm via Zoom. All are welcome.
Vanessa Stine leads the ACLU of Pennsylvania’s immigrants’ rights efforts across the state of PA. She will talk about the immigrants’ rights work that the ACLU is doing on a national level as well as locally.
BIOGRAPHY: Vanessa Stine joined the ACLU of Pennsylvania in September 2018 as the immigrants’ rights legal fellow. Prior to joining ACLU-PA, Vanessa was a staff attorney at Justice at Work (former-ly Friends of Farmworkers), where she represented immigrant workers in employment and immigration matters. Vanessa started her legal career with a two year Equal Justice Works Fellowship to provide free civil legal aid to victims of immigration services fraud through Jus-tice at Work. She graduated Order of the Coif from Villanova University School of Law, where she was a Public Interest Scholar. Vanessa also holds a bachelor’s degree in sociolo-gy/anthropology from Lewis & Clark College. (Philadelphia)
April 17 – Roadside Clean-up in Doylestown
Members and friends of Salem UCC, Doylestown will be participating in a roadside cleanup on Saturday, April 17th from 9am-11am.
Interested individuals should meet at Doylestown Mennonite Church parking lot (590 N. Broad St., Doylestown) at 9:00 a.m. for our spring roadside cleanup. Bags and gloves will be provided. Please wear your masks and practice social distancing. People had a good time at our fall cleanup, so come on out and help beautify our community!
(Rain date will be the following weekend, April 21st.)
June 17 – We are “fam-i-ly” – The Marginalization of Nontraditional Families….
“We are fam-i-ly,” – The Marginalization of Nontraditional Families and Social and Economic policies that promote its continuance,-The Chang-ing Face of Family in America with Cheryl H. Litzke, Ph.D, LMFT, Therapist
This event, sponsored by Salem Church in Doylestown will take place on June 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm. via zoom. All are welcome.
A 2015 Pew Research Center study revealed that only 43% of American children live in traditional families. When most people are asked the question, “What is a family?” they often describe a fami-ly in terms of its structure. Can a cohabitating couple be a family? Can a homosexual couple be a family? Or is a family defined by the presence of children and marital bonds only? What about a family with non-biological children which includes adoptive and fostering families or parents rais-ing stepchildren? These are the many evolving types of families that can enlarge our concept of family that goes beyond biological or legal bonds.
September 16 – “Solidarity No Charity: Meet Immigrant Rights Action of Doylestown
“SOLIDARITY NOT CHARITY: MEET IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ACTION OF DOYLESTOWN” with Jenny Isaacs, Director, Immigrant Rights Action
Sponsored by Salem Church, Doylestown, PA on September 16th at 7:00 pm.
Immigrant Rights Action/Grupo de Acción is a Doylestown-based community organiza-tion documenting local ICE activity and offering immediate support to our neighbors threatened with detention and deportation, including attorney referrals and financial support for legal immigration cases. Over 30 volunteers have provided hundreds of ac-companiments to ICE supervision check-ins and immigration court hearings in Philadel-phia and to district and county criminal proceedings, as well as transportation to local medical and school appointments. IRAGdA members regularly engage in legislative and policy advocacy, meeting with municipal, state, and federal representatives to seek assur-ance that the constitutional and human rights of all Bucks County residents are consist-ently upheld.