Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

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.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, January 30, 2016
10:00am -- 3:00pm
Alamance Community College NC Public Education Advocacy Training: Public Schools Our Children Deserve. In response to mounting concerns about the status and future of public education in North Carolina, several advocacy groups, including LWVNC, have decided to combine energy and expertise by creating a new partnership, currently known as the "NC Public Education Working Group." This initiative is being undertaken as a means of supporting and expanding statewide grassroots efforts to educate and engage citizens around this critical issue.

The new coalition is scheduled to provide its first training session for community-based representatives + "NC Public Education Advocacy Training: Public Schools Our Children Deserve" - on Saturday, January 30 at Alamance Community College. LWVODC expects to enroll as many trainees as possible given seat limitations. We are optimistic that our involvement will provide us all with an informed, unified and clear voice on matters of great importance in public education. We will give our members a detailed update following this first training session.

Please let us know if you would like to attend this training session. Registration is required, but there is no fee for this session that lasts from 10 am until 3 pm. Organizers want each county to be represented. Please let Niki Jordan know as soon as possible if you would like an invitation.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
12:00pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Voter Registration Training. Get the most up-to-date information about voting requirements in advance of NC Primaries.

Contact Krishna Mondal for additional information.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library, Room A,
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Violence Against Women. The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is hosting a discussion on violence against women in our three counties.

Our speakers will provide an overview of the prevalence of and efforts to combat violence against women in our community:

  • Cordelia Heaney, Executive Director of Compass Center for Women and Families
  • Aurelia Sands Belle, Executive Director of Durham Crisis Response Center
  • Sherry Shudra, Executive Director of Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Chatham County
  • Roxana Gomez, Advocate, Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Chatham County

The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site.

For more information, contact Krishna Mondal (lwvmondk@gmail.com).

Monday, February 15, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
280 S. Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701


Located by Bull Stadium
Durham Happy Hour. Join Durham Unit League members for Happy Hour at the Tobacco Road Sports Cafe in Durham.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 MLK Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Community Forum II: Excellence with Equity--The Schools Our Children Deserve. Sponsors include: Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, and the CHCCS PTA Council.

For more information, contact: Greg McElveen (gmcelveensr@gmail.com)

Flyer

Friday, February 26, 2016
8:00pm
Page Auditorium
Duke University Campus
402 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Use Your Voice! Concert. Grammy« Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin is teaming with fellow artists Sara Watkins and Ana´s Mitchell for a major U.S. tour and voter engagement drive in conjunction with the League of Women Voters.

Three great American songwriters share the stage for an intimate presentation of their finest songs. Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Ana´s Mitchell have each spent the last decade developing some of the most distinctive voices in American roots music. In this special show, they will sing from their own catalogues, back each other vocally and instrumentally, and recount the stories behind the songs.

More information on Use Your Voice.

Purchase tickets.

Monday, February 29, 2016
7:00pm -- 8:00pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center
High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Debate will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable.
LWVNC Hosts US Senate Debate. The LWVNC will be co-sponsoring the US Senate and NC Governor's primary election debates with Time Warner Cable News.

Learn more about the debates, including how to submit questions, here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7:00pm -- 8:00pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center
High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Debate will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable.
LWVNC Hosts NC Governor's Primary Debate. The LWVNC will be co-sponsoring the US Senate and NC Governor's primary election debates with Time Warner Cable News.

Learn more about the debates, including how to submit questions, here.

Sunday, April 17, 2016
3:00 -- 5:00pm
Home of Pamela Oxendine New & Prospective Members Mixer. Are you new to or thinking about joining our League? Come learn more about who we are and what we do!

Membership Director Eva Rogers is happy to share more details.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
5:00pm
  Annual Meeting. Save the Date for our Annual Meeting.