New Bethany Ministries Takes on Covid-19

Like most organizations faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, New Bethany Ministries had to address the challenges of restructuring their day-to-day operations. However, because of the nature of their work, New Bethany also faced added pressure from the increasing need demonstrated by the community members that they serve. In this interview with J. Marc Rittle, the…

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Lehigh University Hosts Population Health Colloquium: “Health Inequities in Light of COVID-19”

*Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán from Pexels The field of public health deserves a lot of attention right now as this field offers us answers for how we should address the risk factors for this recent pandemic. Importantly, conceptualizing racism and racial justice as a public health issue has also gained traction. Lehigh University’s College…

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Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley Fights Pandemic: An Interview with Victoria Montero

Victoria Montero is the director of the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley (HCLV). The Hispanic Center has been a central leader in providing Latinx community members with support during the Covid-19 pandemic. Southsider interviewed Montero to learn about the important work of HCLV in rising to the challenges presented by the pandemic. HP: To…

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Iso/Nation Presents: A Radio Play by Touchstone Theatre

As part of their digital events series during the Covid-19 period, Touchstone Theatre is offering “deep listeners of the Lehigh Valley and beyond” an absurd, hilarious, and suspenseful radio play called “Iso/Nation Presents.” The radio play is part of Touchstone’s “Fresh Voices” program and is made by Sean Patrick Cassidy and Adam Ercolani, Touchstone Theatre’s…

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Reflections on Civic Life and the Pandemic: Hannah Provost on Environmentalism and Covid-19

Amidst untold deaths, massive shortages of medical supplies, and inequalities in healthcare treatment, two different ways of thinking about nature have emerged in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nature has become a crucial mental, spiritual, and physical solace for many who are restricted due to Stay-At-Home orders and unable to access other mental and spiritual…

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