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The South Side Initiative (SSI) brings together Lehigh University faculty, students and staff with the people of Bethlehem in order to share knowledge, foster democracy, and improve the quality of life in our city.

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Lehigh Students plant new trees along Bethlehem's Greenway

Lehigh University's CLIP Garden Club spearheaded a group of volunteers to plant fruit trees in the New Esperanza Garden on April 10, 2015. The garden is on South Side Bethlehem's Greenway, between Taylor and Webster streets.

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:15pm

Synopsis: Presents evidence about corporate control of the news media and its effects on our democracy.

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Fri, 06/26/2015 - 7:15pm

Synopsis: Explores how race, poverty, and mass incarceration  intersect with the criminal justice system.

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Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:15pm

Synopsis: Narrated by Katie Couric, reveals a 30-year campaign by the food industry to mislead us about food choices.

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