LEPOCO Annual Gathering

LEPOCO celebrates its more than 50 years of working for Peace and Justice at the LEPOCO Annual Dinner, every spring.  Volunteers prepare a scrumptious vegetarian meal, there’s an art raffle of beautiful items donated by very talented artists/craftspeople, and we commission a speaker who inspires us to continue doing the work we do.

Call the office, 610-691-8730, if you’d like to help plan or volunteer on the day of the event.

LEPOCO Annual Gathering with special guest, Reggie Harris.

“The Role of Community, Culture and Relationship in Making Social Change

Saturday, March 11, 2023
First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem
2344 Center St., Bethlehem PA

Call the LEPOCO office, 610-691-8730, for more information or to make a reservation.

Previous Annual Dinner Speakers

*Not a complete list – Many of these are linked to either an information page or video.

March 11, 2023 – Reggie Harris: “The Role of Community, Culture and Relationship in Making Social Change
April 23, 2022 – Stephen Miles: “War & Peace: The Biden Era & Beyond”
March 13, 2021 – Roberta Meek – Song Talk: “From Sojourner Truth to Stacey Abrams: The Unfinished Battle for Voting Rights”  via ZOOM
March 21, 2020 – Reggie Harris– cancelled
March 23, 2019 – Frida Berrigan“How Nuclear Weapons Ruined My Life:  They’re Probably Ruining Yours too”
March 17, 2018 – Kathy Kelly“Unshackling Ourselves: Lessons from War Zones
March 18, 2017 – Michael McPherson – “Organizing, Resistance & Triumph:  This Is Our Time” 
March 12, 2016 – Ann Wright – “Peace Conversions”
February 28, 2015 – Stephen Miles – “Winning Without War”
March 29, 2014 – Randy Kehler – “Resisting the Secrecy & Lies that Make War (& Other Forms of Violence) Possible”
March 16, 2013 – Medea Benjamin – “Building Peace in the Age of Drone Warfare”
March 3, 2012 – Ray McGovern – “The Moral Imperative of Activism”
March 5, 2011 – David Wildman – “Peace in Afghanistan”
March 6, 2010 – Rev. Billy and Members of the Church of Life After Shopping
March 14, 2009 – Jennifer Harbury
See the full list of previous years’ speakers HERE:

Photos from LEPOCO Annual Dinner 2019

See how LEPOCO celebrated 50 years!