April 10th, 2019, Co-Sponsored by the Heritage Conservancy
Jeffrey L. Marshall, president of Heritage Conservancy in Doylestown, PA, presented unique ways in which land use and building architecture can help shape communities and our impacts on the planet for future generations. Marshall has been involved in land conservation and historic preservation for 40 years and was selected for a Lifetime Achievement Award as the "2015 Ambassador of Bucks County" and the "Bucks County Preservation Legacy Award." He has authored six books on Bucks County architecture and history. See related resources below.
February 21st, 2019
The Land Beneath Our Feet is a captivating film that depicts the conflicts between Liberian communities and corporations, governments, and one another. The film follows a young Liberian man who uncovers explosive footage of the 1926 corporate land grab in West Africa. It sets in motion decades of broken promises, wars, and food and health crises. What can this ghostly footage offer in the debate over radical land reforms? See related resources below.
Panelists that discussed the film at this event:
Dr. Vera Tolbert, Liberian Association of Pennsylvania Senior Advisor
Rev. Dr. John K. Jallah, Founder and Executive Director of the Agape African Senior Services Center in Philadelphia
Portia Kamara, Founder and Executive Director of the Multicultural Community Family Services in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Rev. Dr. Moses Suah-Dennis, Pastor of Faith Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Lansdowne Pennsylvania