The League of Women Voters Wichita- Metro is presenting ARISE in concert Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 300 North Broadway, Wichita, KS to celebrate the League's 94rd Birthday, Black History Month and Women's History Month.
All profits from the event will go to the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro's Education and Scholarship Fund. The mission of the Education/Scholarship fund is to educate voters and to provide an annual scholarship to a local college student who is interested in public service and working towards protecting voting rights. Checks made out to LWV Education Fund are tax deductible.
ARISE; (an acronym for African Americans Renewing Interest in Spirituals Ensemble) is an organization that inspires people to experience the unifying and uplifting power of spirituals. Representing a cross-section of races, cultures and religious affiliations, ARISE presents uniquely styled and professionally tailored vocal concerts, with soul-stirring results. Founded by Josephine Brown, ARISE has been a revered staple in the Wichita community for a quarter of a century. The musical director of ARISE is Shawn Chastain, director of Fine Arts for the Wichita public schools.
The League of Women Voters was established in 1920 and is still growing and going strong. The League of Women Voters is the organization where hands-on work, to safeguard democracy, leads to civic improvement. The League was created by the same people who made women's right to vote a reality. It is one of the nation's most respected grassroots organizations. We explore issues from many points of view and take action on issues affecting our families and communities.
Our mission, as a nonpartisan, political organization, is to encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.
We feel that this will be an exciting concert. We invite you to purchase a ticket and invite your group to do the same. We will appreciate your support of the LWV Wichita-Metro's Education and Scholarship Fund and know you will have a wonderful musical experience.
Tickets are $20.00 general admission and $10.00 for students and may be purchased at the door, by mail or from a League member. Call 259-7575 or 652-8788 to order tickets. Mail checks to LWV Education Fund, 641 North Woodlawn #69, Wichita, KS 67208.
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1) In person - in advance
2) By mail - in advance
3) In person - at your local polling place
Avoid long lines at polling places by voting in advance. Find forms, polling places, phone numbers and more at the Sedgwick County Election Office's website.