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
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
1:30pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Candid Conversations: Civil Rights in Wichita.

The League of Women Voters-Wichita Metro is working along with a dozen community organizations along with the Wichita Public Library to conduct a series of programs designed to highlight race and ethnicity, particularly in relationship to law enforcement. All events are free and open to the public.

The newest Smithsonian museum recognizes Wichita's role in the Civil Rights movement. How much do you know about that history? Hear from Dr. Gretchen Eick, a history professor at Friends University, who researched and wrote a book about this important time in our city's past.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
11:30 lunch
Olive Tree
29th & Rock Rd.
Unit Meeting.

The topic will be Juvenile Justice Reforms

Lunch starts at 11:30 - must RSVP. Program is free and begins about noon. Lunch is $15.00 (cash or check only). RSVP with Ellen Estes: 218-1163 or efestes@cox.net

Thursday, February 16, 2017
7:00-8:00pm
WSU Hughes Metroplex Candid Conversations: Mining the Trust Gap - Ferguson and Americans' Changing Views of Police Behavior.

The League of Women Voters-Wichita Metro is working along with a dozen community organizations along with the Wichita Public Library to conduct a series of programs designed to highlight race and ethnicity, particularly in relationship to law enforcement. All events are free and open to the public.

From incarceration statistics to public opinion on police behavior, there has long been a wide gap between white & black Americans. Using a range of sources including interviews & public opinion data, this talk explores views of police processes of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
 
  Trivia with Partners for Wichita.

The League has purchased a table for this fun event. If you are interested, contact Betty Ladwig

Saturday, February 18, 2017
9:00am
St. Paul's Church
925 N. Waco Ave.
LWV Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
TUESDAY TOPICS: Media Influence on Public Policy.

Today's news travels rapidly, through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets. How has our society changed in the way news is reported? And what impact does this have on the news we receive? Join us as our presenters discuss the way that media affects and influences our decisions as citizens. Bring a lunch; drinks will be provided. Room opens at 11:30; program begins at noon.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Noon-1pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
TUESDAY TOPICS: Women and Homelessness.

Women who are homeless face some challenges unique to their gender. Many have faced domestic violence and have increased risk of sexual assault, some have children to support, and have few job skills which makes finding a job difficult. Sandy Swank, Homeless Services Director for Interfaith Ministries, sees these women on a daily basis. Join us as she shares information on the scope of the problem and what the need is in Wichita.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
 
  SPECIAL ELECTION.

The Special Election to replace Mr. Pompeo in District 4 will be held April 11th, deadline for registering voters is March 21st

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:30-7:45pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
Candid Conversations: Voting Rights and Racial Justice.

The League of Women Voters-Wichita Metro is working along with a dozen community organizations along with the Wichita Public Library to conduct a series of programs designed to highlight race and ethnicity, particularly in relationship to law enforcement. All events are free and open to the public.

The right to vote is a core freedom in America. However, developments in the electoral process have had an effect on voters, and those changes have racial implications. Micah Kubic, head of the Kansas American Civil Liberties Union, speaks about matters of voting rights on race.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Noon-1pm
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main
TUESDAY TOPICS: Separation of Church and State.

Americans often hear the phrase "separation of Church and State" when discussing the proper role of religion in American life. Is this the proper understanding of the First Amendment, and if so, how is that carried out today? This month's speakers will be Vickie Stangl, President of the Great Plains Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Dr. Jamie Finkeldei, Associate Superintendent for the Catholic Schools in Wichita. Join us to learn more about both sides of this important issue.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
 
Topeka LWVKS State Convention.

All are urged to attend and more information will be coming.