Wednesday, October 24, 2007

SouthSide Bethlehem's Just Desserts Festival this weekend

October 27 - 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Stroll along SouthSide Bethlehem's luminaria lit 3rd & 4th streets, enjoying live entertainment and sampling over 28 delectable desserts!

$10 for unlimited desserts or $1.00 per sample.

Purchase tickets at participating merchants, or at 610-841-5831, or on site the
day of the event.

Reserve early, save $2!

3rd Street's Chicken and Ribs |
Bethlehem Dairy Store | Bethlehem Press |
Bliss | Campus Pizza | Cleo's |
Clothesline Organics | Comfort Suites |
Deja Brew | Fox Optical | Funhouse |
Home and Planet | Monsoon Gallery |
Orchid Bay Tanning & Boutique |
Pacific Smoothies | Sal's Pizza |
Stone Soup Studios | Sunrise Donuts |
Tallarico's Chocolates | The Banana Factory |
Timezones Global Goodies & Framing Gallery | Wildflower Cafe

Questions, or to reserve tickets call 610-841-5831

West End Theatre District Progressive Happy Hour

Join your friends and neighbors on 19th St. Meet local store owners, sample great refreshments, and browse our new stores. North 19th St. between Liberty and Allen Streets.

November 2nd, 6-9 p.m.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Want to help kids in other parts of the world get the things they need to survive and grow? You've got the power to do it!

Join Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, The Original KIDS HELPING KIDS® campaign, and help save other kids' lives!

Simply pick up a box at one of the locations below and take it with you for trick or treating. A little too old for trick or treating? Bring donations with you for the NET's Halloween Bash, or to November's First Thursday.

Amy's Hallmark Shop
122 Palmer Park Mall
Easton, PA 18045
Betty's Hallmark Shop Pohatcong Plaza
1242 Rt 22
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Between Friends Town Center
304 Town Center
New Britain, PA 18901
Crown Card & Candy Gilbertsville Shopping Center
1050 E Phldlph Ave
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Matthew's Hallmark Shop Bethlehem Square
Rt 191 & Linden St
Bethlehem, PA 18017
Matthew's Hallmark Shop Carbon Plaza
Route 443 & Rte 209
Lehighton, PA 18235
Matthew's Hallmark Shop Phillipsburg Mall
1200 Hwy 22 #312
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Matthew's Hallmark Shop Phillipsburg Mall
1200 Hwy 22 #710
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Matthew's Hallmark Shop South Mall
3300 Lehigh St
Allentown, PA 18103
Michelle's Hallmark Shop Doylestown Shopping Center
462 N. Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
Minnich's Hallmark Shop Trexler Mall
6900 Hamilton Blvd.
Trexlertown, PA 18087
The Hourglass Westgate Shopping Center
2287 Schoenrsvlle Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
The Pansy Shop Hilltown Plaza
764 Route 113
Souderton, PA 18964

Responsability to Prevent

Declaration by the International Young Leaders Forum at the
Echenberg Family Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide

Our origins, lives and beliefs are diverse. We are young and we have all been impacted by genocide in different ways. We come together to move our world away from a culture of reaction toward a culture of prevention.

Genocide is a man-made evil, not an inevitable calamity. Although it is often masked by war, each instance of genocide is preceded by identifiable signs of early warning. Genocide is foreseeable and thus preventable.

History shows us the cycle of genocide. Ideologies of hate and exclusion combine with violence. The absence of accountability and justice makes genocide a cost-free policy for those who perpetrate it. Denial and silence about past atrocities foster further hatred, laying the foundation for genocide to repeat. This cycle can and must be broken.

Together we can act before lives are lost. We can build a global society that promotes prevention long before the need for reaction. By this declaration, we hold ourselves accountable to fulfill our responsibility to prevent.

We bond into a network, which undertakes that:
  • Where a society is legitimizing the ideologies of exclusion, we will support initiatives that promote respect, inclusion and common humanity. Through our network, we will use and share our knowledge and experience, working alongside local youth.

  • Where a society is at risk of genocide, we will support existing initiatives to deploy resources immediately on all levels, before violence escalates. We will work, in particular, with the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

  • In the aftermath of genocide, we will promote recognition and empathy, justice and accountability. We will seek out those who were not complicit in genocide and share their example to reinforce a culture of prevention.

Our commitment is not limited by time or place. Our success will be measured by atrocities that do not occur. Our goal is a world without genocide.

We cannot succeed alone. We ask that you hear us and join us.

Young Leaders at the Echenberg Family
Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide
Montréal, Québec, October 13, 2007

Want to do something about the 500,000 plus people killed in the greater Darfur region since 2003? Join the Genocide Prevention Network. Thank our federal leaders for taking a stand.

Food for your brain...

I am sure many of you have seen this video already, but if not check it out. (OK to view at work.)

I think this video emphasizes just what truly remarkable times we live in. And what valuable resources we are as young professionals, the most plugged-in working class.

Vanessa Williams