How do we build safer communities and make sure no one is left behind? There is an innovative police model out there that does exactly this. The Chelsea, Mass. Police Model uses community resources to work with families and individuals that are facing difficult challenges and may need services from more than one community agency. The goal is to work together to ensure families and individuals are safe, healthy and have the opportunity to thrive. This model, called The Hub, reduces demands that are currently borne by the criminal justice system, health system, and families by more effectively applying the capacities of our human service partners and our police resources and mitigating those critical upstream risk factors that lead to harm, crime, and/or death.
We have the local expert on this model in our next Indivisible HOPE meeting:
Marla Davis Bellamy
Marla is the director of Philadelphia CeaseFire and the director of Civic Engagement at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy at the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
Marla will be talking with our host, Josh Camson, Esq. on this unique model that could bring peace and justice to our communities.
Marla Davis Bellamy, JD, MGA, is the director of Philadelphia CeaseFire and the director of Civic Engagement at the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy at the Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She also has served as executive director of Temple’s Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities and the co-director of the Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy. Prior to joining Temple, Ms. Davis Bellamy was the executive director of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia and served for five years as chief of staff of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Marla earned a law degree at Temple University, a master of government administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Johnson C. Smith University.
We stand together for equality, justice and respect. Systemic racism that infects the structure of our society is real: racism exists in our schools, court systems, workplaces , and police departments.
White people need to listen and learn in order to understand what they can do to break up the racial disparities in our society.
In light of the senseless murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, we want to come together and talk together.
Please join us to our Indivisible HOPE Zoom meeting on
Thursday, June 11 at 7 pm
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86910987824
Speakers (in alphabetical order)
- Jill Dennin, Boyertown School Board member and Democratic Candidate (147th District)
- Eddie Graham, Esq. Board of Commissioners, Springfield Township and NAACP Political Action Chair, Cheltenham
- Hakim Jones, Norristown Councilman & Community Leader
- State Rep. Steve Malagari, Lansdale (53rd District)
- Chief Thomas Medwid, Lower Salford Police
- Veronica Moeller, Souderton Community Leader
- Napoleon Nelson, Democratic Candidate (154th District)
Moderator: Josh Camson, Esq.
In the light of the Covid-19 virus, we are sure you will agree with us that canceling our meeting with Judge Jim Eisenhower this week, Thursday, March 12, 2020, is the right thing to do. Community gatherings of any kind are a risk to expedite the spread.
We will keep you updated if rescheduling to a later time in the year is an option.
Stay safe and healthy!
Judge Eisenhower is back! We are very pleased that we could reschedule the meeting with him and he will be coming to speak at our March meeting, moderated by Josh Camson.
When: Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7 PM
Where: Generations of Indian Valley, 259 N 2nd St, Souderton, PA 18964
Judge Eisenhower will talk about equal representation, the impeachment “trial”, fair districting, and the electoral college, and give us a constitutional overview as our nation continues to the on-going struggle for a “more perfect union.”
Judge James J. “Jim” Eisenhower is a well-known and widely respected personality in this field.
A distant relative to Dwight D. Eisenhower, he is an attorney with more than thirty years’ experience in government and the private practice of law. He was appointed to the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline by Governor in 2019, and he is a Temple Law professor.
We are very sorry to inform you that we need to cancel our Indivisible HOPE meeting tonight, February 13, at 7 pm.
Unfortunately, our guest speaker Judge James J. Eisenhower, who was scheduled to speak tonight, had to cancel due to a stomach virus infection he developed last night.
We try to reschedule the evening with him and will update you as soon as possible.
Please accept our apologies with regard to this matter.
We appreciate your understanding!
So much to digest: From the impeachment trial, to fair districting, equal representation, and the electoral college, a constitutional overview as our nation continues to the on-going struggle for a “more perfect union.”
We are very fortunate to have a well-known and widely respected personality in this field agreeing to address these issues to our group. Judge JAMES J. EISENHOWER, Professor at Temple Law School will be talking about current national issues and answering your questions.
When: February 13, 2020 at 7 PM
Where: Generations of Indian Valley, 259 N 2nd St, Souderton, PA 18964
Judge James J. Eisenhower, a distant relative to Dwight D. Eisenhower, is an attorney with more than thirty years’ experience in government, and the private practice of law. He was appointed to the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline by Governor Wolf on Jan. 16, 2019.
Judge Eisenhower was a White House Fellow in the Administration of President Bill Clinton where he served on the staff of the National Security Council. He drafted Presidential Decision Directive 42, on international organized crime, and the Executive Order that seized the assets of the Cali cartel, then the world’s largest cocaine distribution network. He was a primary administration liaison to the International War Crimes Tribunal, The Hague, the Netherlands for Bosnia and Rwanda.
Judge Eisenhower was the 2000 and 2004 Democratic candidate for Attorney General of Pennsylvania.
He served the Commonwealth during the administration of Governor Edward G. Rendell as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the Commonwealth’s criminal justice agency and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), the state body that oversees the budget of the city of Philadelphia.
Judge Eisenhower is currently of Counsel to Dilworth Paxson, LLP, where his practice centers upon white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and compliance advice. He is also an adjunct professor at the Beasley School of Law, Temple University, specializing in election law.
Our next meeting will focus on the U.S. Census.
When: January 9, 2010 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Generations of the Indian Valley, 259 N Second St, Souderton, PA 18964
We will have Rep. Steve Malagari attending, a speaker from the county, and the Census Bureau to educate us on the facts. We will also have a job fair.
An accurate census count is essential for our community. It not only determines the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for each state, but the data is also used to distribute billions in federal dollars to local communities. We need to make sure each and every one in our community is properly counted. Please come out to get the facts and help to reach out to ALL members of our community!
By the way, the Census Bureau increased the salary to $27 an hour. And above if census takers work after 6pm or weekends. Learn more here: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html
This year gave us and others hope. Hope that we can end the one-party system in the Indian Valley. Hope to get equal representation locally and in Pennsylvania. Hope that we can bring our country back to a civilized and fact-based reality. There is still a lot to do but with your help, we can accomplish these objectives.
We want to celebrate our third year as Indivisible HOPE by reflecting on the past year and anticipation of the year we have been waiting for so long: 2020!
Please join us for an evening over a glass of wine and finger foods. Please bring your favorite finger food to share and we will bring the wine.
When: December 12, 2019, at 7 pm
Where: Generations of Indian Valley, 259 N. Second Street, Souderton, PA 18964
Note: This is our new location!
For the past two years, Indivisible HOPE has appreciated the opportunity to use a room at the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville for our monthly meetings. But like so many good things, our use of this space has come to an end. We regret we will no longer be able to meet in the Peter Becker Community. Our mission to build and sustain a community dedicated to justice and the preservation of our democracy has caused tension within the Peter Becker Community, but we cannot change our message.
The showing of the documentary “Knock Down The House” on November 14 will be our last meeting at Peter Becker. Our co-host Josh Camson will go over the 2019 election results and lead a discussion after the viewing about how we can organize ourselves for 2020. We all have one goal in common, we want to get a smart and decent person elected as president, and we want to get more progressive people elected.
So meet us
on November 14, 2019, at 7 pm
at Peter-Becker Community, 815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438
Don’t worry about our future. We have accomplished so much in the past three years, we will not give up in the final stretch. We already found a new home in the Indian Valley Library and invite each of you to continue to learn about the issues of our time and to be stronger in your actions. Details are forthcoming.
Peace & Progress
It is no longer an option not to vote in an off year election in our country! We have learned the hard way what happens when we stay home and let others determine our future. Shape your world or someone else will!
As you have followed our page and attended our meetings, you have hopefully learned that the decisions of local elected officials have a direct influence on our day-to-day lives. It could be a full day of kindergarten for your child or the bridge you need to cross every morning to go to work, the open spaces and parks you enjoy, or the property tax you have to pay.
Come and learn what local and countywide candidates propose and what they want to achieve.
October 10, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
at Peter Becker Community, 815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438