Community Conversations


Wednesday, September 29-Friday, October 1 @12p
Café the Lodge

TICKETS: Free! Donations welcome.
*Reservations encouraged to help us plan best for COVID safety.

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Casually referred to as “Lunch with Christopher,” this noon-time series allows for a deeper dive into discussing festival themes, with conversations moderated by Touchstone Ensemble member and Moravian University professor Christopher Shorr between guest artists, local leaders and the community.

[Image description: A small group of varying races and genders sit around a table in a yellow room, eating and conversing. The figure leading the discussion is a bearded white man in glasses and a yellow t-shirt, gesturing in front of himself.]


WHAT TO EXPECT

Just like the name suggests, this is a conversation with the community! It’ll be guided by Christopher and include a Festival UnBound artist(s) as well as community leaders addressing similar issues through a different lens. The conversation will also be available via a Zoom link HERE by 11:30am on day of each conversation.

Seating will be in Cafe the Lodge’s Cappuccino Room, which will provide some physical distancing. We’re encouraging people to order lunch to go or to eat before/after the discussion at their own table to avoid unmasked eating in a more intimate space. You may purchase drinks to consume and remove your mask to take a sip, but please replace your mask when not drinkingVisit https://cafethelodge.org for a menu and to learn more about their mission.

 

Wednesday, 9/29 –
FOCUS on Kindness & Connection
Festival UnBound Artist-in-Residence Anne Labovitz
Pastor Tracy Robinson of Iglesia Esperanza 
 
Thursday, 9/30 –
FOCUS on Understanding Human Stories
Festival UnBound Artists-in-Residence Jessica Bauman and Ramón Verdugo
Janine Carambot of BAPL oral history project
Ronald Johnson of BAPL oral history project, Lehigh Ph’D candidate, History of Diplomacy
 
Friday, 10/1 –
FOCUS on Accessibility
Festival UnBound Local Artist Cora Hook 
Kelly R. Allen | Coordinator, NCC East 40 Community Garden | Professor of Writing, Literature, and Food Studies | Northampton Community College
Ian Panyko of RHD

VENUE: Cafe the Lodge, 427 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 & on Zoom

RUN TIME: 60 minutes

PARKING: Parking, including accessible parking, is available on Fourth Street.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Cafe the Lodge has an accessible front entrance and accessible restrooms.

**COVID-19 SAFETY** Per Cafe the Lodge’s guidelines, masks must be worn – regardless of vaccination status – by anyone visiting their facility. All Touchstone staff, guest speakers, ushers, etc. will be masked. As a participant, please bring your own mask to wear; if you need one, we’ll have extras on hand. Seating will be in Cafe the Lodges Cappuccino Room and will provide some physical distancing. We’re encouraging people to order lunch to go or to eat before/after the discussion at their own table to avoid unmasked eating in a more intimate space. You may purchase drinks to consume and remove your mask to take a sip, but please replace your mask when not drinking. Visit https://cafethelodge.org for a menu and to learn more about their mission.

Please do not attend if you are not feeling well. Unsure if you should stay home? Take this questionnaire to help make an informed decision.