Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, May 18, 2015
7:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
Meeting Room A
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Preventing Gun Violence. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, Chatham will have a backgrounder presentation on preventing gun violence by:

  • Becky Ceartas, executive director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV)
  • Kaaren Haldeman, past president of the NC chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Judy Panitch, activist extraordinaire with Moms Demand Action

They will cover both organizations' advocacy and activist work, as well as recent developments and the current legislative session (where HB 562 continues to threaten us all). There will be plenty of time for questions--and some creative, on-the-ground ideas for how we can help keep our communities safe.

The program begins at 7pm and parking is free.

Please come--and bring a friend or neighbor!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
7:00 -- 8:00pm
Durham County Main Library
Auditorium
300 NC Foxboro Street
Durham, NC
"Private Violence" Film Screening & Discussion. Join us for a screening and discussion of "Private Violence."
Friday, June 5, 2015-Sunday, June 7, 2015
TBD
Marriott Research Triangle Park
4700 Guardian Drive
Durham, NC 27703
LWVNC State Convention. Speaking Out, Reaching Out: Opportunities and Challenges for LWVNC

LWVODC is hosting the biennial LWVNC State Convention. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2015.Brenda Rogers, President, LWVODC, is Chair of Local Arrangements.Contact her at 919-968-0833 or brenda.hyde2@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering to help with the convention or need further information.

June Atkinson, State Superintendent of Public Schools, will be our speaker on Saturday, June 6th.

Civil rights attorney Anita Earls will be the banquet speaker. Her topic will include the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

Joan Call, one of our members, will show a film about the ERA and why we still need it.

One of several workshops will cover League Basics for new officers and directors.

The League of Women Voters is proud of our history as a non-partisan, education-focused organization. We work hard to ensure that all of our sponsored events uphold these values by welcoming elected representatives, civic leaders, experts, and citizens from all background and affiliations to our programs and panels.

The League is and strives to remain non-partisan in all our activities, publications, and events. However, from time to time, we may cross-promote events related to our stated positions on issues even when the organization or speaker is not strictly non-partisan. This should not be taken as an endorsement from the League, but rather as encouragement for our members to become familiar with topics they might find interesting.

We believe that educating voters on a variety of topics, from a variety of perspectives, is an essential function of a healthy democracy.