Our Mission:

To foster a climate that nurtures the production of socially-conscious art and engages the Lehigh Valley community in relevant conversation.

An Allentown Public Theatre Program, Voices of Conscience: Toward Racial Understanding is a year-long, Lehigh Valley-wide arts series designed to encourage and promote socially-conscious art on issues surrounding race. The series features music, photography, poetry, theatre and other events on this topic, plus related community performances and discussions. As today’s America struggles with questions of identity and growing inequality, we need a sensitive and socially-conscious public, now more than ever.

The series was originally conceived in partnership with Crowded Kitchen Players, Basement Poetry, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater and other Lehigh Valley arts organizations to encourage more conversation about, and greater sensitivity to, these issues. It has since expanded to include a wide cross-section of organizations across the Lehigh Valley committed to furthering thoughtful engagement of meaningful topics through art.

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How It Works:

The series rests on a structure of cross-promotion that broadens the reach and the impact of each event.

To participating groups, we offer:

   -Website promotion

   -Social media promotion

   -Distribution of printed materials to other participants

To find out how you can get involved, contact Anna Russell at anna@allentownpublictheatre.com

Participating Are:

Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley

Basement Poetry

Bethlehem Area Public Library

Chautauqua at the Forks of the Delaware

Christ Lutheran Church

Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training

Crowded Kitchen Players


Deirdre Johnson

Godfrey Daniels

Lafayette College Williams Center Gallery

Lehigh University Department of Theatre

Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting


Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre

Moravian College Theatre Company

Moravian Historical Society

Muhlenberg College Multicultural Center

Northampton Community College

Selkie Theatre

Southside Film Institute

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Touchstone Theatre

Zoellner Arts Center

Our Partners Include:

Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training

POWER Northeast


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