Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Calendar Page, Month-at-a-Glance

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, February 6, 2016
11:45am
The Ambassador Hotel

104 S. Broadway Wichita, KS 67202

Black History Month Celebration.

Join us for lunch at the Ambassador Hotel, the historic site of the former Dockum Drug Store, with a special presentation by Dr. Gretchen Eick, "Young Wichitans Who Changed History: The First Successful Student-Led Sit-in."

Our lunch will cost $20.00 and requires RSVP by February 3rd to martha_pint@hotmail.com or 316-259-6182

Sunday, February 21, 2016
3:00pm
Bethel College campus
(Krehbiel Auditorium)
North Newton, KS
Film Screening "Groundswell Rising". The KS Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution, a nonprofit organization, will be screening the fracking-related film "Groundswell Rising."

This is part of their long-time independent film series and will be followed by a panel discussion. They are also planning an event for Sat. Feb. 20 at the Lorraine Ave. Mennonite Church in Wichita as an opportunity to meet the film director, listen to his music and preview portions of the film.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Noon-1pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67202
TUESDAY TOPICS: Infant Mortality in Kansas. Learn more about the rising rate of infant mortality in Kansas. Candace Johnson from Sedgwick County Health Department's Healthy Babies program will discuss how Kansas's rate of infant mortality compares to other states as well as what steps are being taken to address the problem. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Wichita Public Library. Room opens at 11:30 a.m. for brown bag lunch; drinks provided.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
9:00am
Topeka, KS League Day at the Capitol.

9:00 am Registration with coffee and rolls at Topeka/Shawnee County Library, 1515 SW 10th in Topeka, KS

9:30 am Car pool to Kansas Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave. Topeka, KS

Meet in Visitor's Center Auditorium for information on session and committee meetings by Paul Johnson. Observe sessions, committee meetings and meet with your legislators (contact them before the day to see if they are available).

12:00 - Return to Topeka/Shawnee County Library

12:15 Lunch/Announcements

1:00 Speakers

Tim Carpenter, State House Bureau Chief at the Topeka Capital Journal: Transparency in our legislature.

Celia Llopis-Jepson, Education Editor at the Topeka Capital Journal: Update on Education Funding in the legislature.

Registration fee is $20.00 It includes lunch.

Mail registrations to LWV Kansas, 515 So. Kansas, Suite C, Topeka, KS 66603. You may pay at the door but please let us know in advance if you are planning on attending by email at lwv.kansas@gmail.com or call 785-234-5152.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
evening
  League Unit Meeting. The County Manager will be the guest speaker.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Noon-1pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67202
TUESDAY TOPICS: Planned Parenthood. How does Planned Parenthood compare to other family and health centers? Congress is considering defunding Planned Parenthood, despite existing laws which already prohibit federal funding of abortions. Join a discussion about a topic that is of critical importance to both supporters and detractors. Room opens at 11:30 a.m. for those who wish to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks provided.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
evening
  League Unit Meeting.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Noon-1pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67202
TUESDAY TOPICS: Election Integrity. Dr. Beth Clarkson, a statistician at the National Institute for Aviation Research in Wichita, has noticed inconsistencies in the voting results for Sedgwick. Her attempts to gain access to voting tapes from the 2014 election have led to a lawsuit against the Sedgwick County Election Commissioner. Learn more about the issue from Beth Clarkson. Room opens at 11:30 a.m. for those who wish to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks provided.