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
Friday, January 20, 2017
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Brenda Roger's home. Contact Brenda for directions brenda.hyde2@gmail.com. Chatham Unit. Happy New Year! Chatham League members will meet to discuss updates on LWVODC action teams and legislative priorities
Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:30 am
Gather at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in front of the Marriott at 10:30 am. Women's March on Raleigh. The NC League is a proud sponsor of the Women's March on Raleigh, held in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington. We will gather at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street in front of the Marriott at 10:30 am. The march will begin at 11:00 am, heading to Moore Square for the rally. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for updates as the event nears. Link to downloadable flyers. #WomensMarchOnRaleigh. More information about the march can be found at: https://womensmarchonraleigh.org/
Monday, January 23, 2017
1pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room C
LWVODC Public Education Team Meeting.
Monday, January 23, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  CANCEL: Durham Unit Happy Hour. Join us on Jan. 28 Durham Unit Lunch instead.
Monday, January 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hope Valley Brewing Company
4810 Hope Valley Road
Durham, NC 27707.
LWVODC Board Meeting (Rescheduled from Jan. 21). Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6 - 8 pm
UNCG School of Education Building
1300 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170


Room 114
Restoring Democracy in North Carolina:The Case for Nonpartisan Redistricting. Important nonpartisan redistricting event being held in Greensboro The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad (LWVPT) has organized the event with the cooperation of Political Science programs at Bennett College, NC A&T. UNCG, and Common Cause NC's Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform.

The program will include Judge Tom Ross, former president of the UNC System. He is currently the president of the Volcker Alliance and Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy.

Also participating in the program will be former Chief Justices of the NC Supreme Court, Rhoda Billings and Henry Frye.

Program & Parking are Free, But Space Is Limited!

RSVP

When you RSVP, you get an automated reply that provides a link to driving and free parking directions.

For Questions, Use This Email Address: Questions@lwvpt.org

Friday, January 27, 2017-Sunday, January 29, 2017
Various
United Church of Chapel Hill
1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
Beyond Gun Violence. LWVODC is co-sponsoring "Beyond Gun Violence" and will be partnering with the NC Council of Churches, NCGV and many other groups. The 3 day conference is free, but a donation of $15 is suggested to help cover the costs of the lunch and speakers. Go to https://www.ncchurches.org/2016/12/beyond-gun-violence-conference-people-faith-conscience-ending-americas-deadly-epidemic/ to register.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10 am - noon
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Meeting Room D.
The Violence Against Women Action Monthly Meeting. Join League members and work to stop violence against women.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707


(South Square near Target and Sam's Club)
Durham Unit Lunch Meetings. Join LWV members and friends for lively discussion of Durham issues and plans. We will be seeking volunteers for the Observer Corps to monitor meetings of the Board of Elections, City Council, Board of County Commissioners, Board of Education, and other boards of interest, if we have enough people. We will also discuss voter services in Durham during 2017.

Please RSVP to Becky Winders, rmwinders@gmail.com, 919-484-8419 or 919-423-7149.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Member Training.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Chapel Hill Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Free parking is available.

Meeting Room A
Population Dynamics Might Save Democracy in North Carolina Presentation. A Time-Limited Opportunity To End Gerrymandering

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting this presentation by Walter Salinger.

Mr. Salinger contends that "Ongoing changes in North Carolina's demographics are so extensive that they could overwhelm even the most thoroughly gerrymandered redistricting process." In the face of these changes, Mr. Salinger provides an alternative view of the process and advocates for a nonpartisan redistricting plan.

Walter Salinger is a retired professor who taught Psychology for 38 years at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). While at UNCG, he served in such leadership positions as Head of the Psychology Department and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Since retiring in 2010, he has become an active member of the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad (LWVPT), focusing on nonpartisan redistricting reform and diminishing the influence of money on politics. He serves on the Boards of Directors of LWVPT and the League of Women Voters of North Carolina.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com.

Monday, February 6, 2017
1 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
LWVODC Public Education Team Meeting.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Monday, February 20, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hope Valley Brewing
4810 Hope Valley Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Happy Hour. Join Durham League members for lively discussion of League issues and fellowship.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham County Human Services Building
414 East Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
DURHAM LOCAL TO GLOBAL WOMEN'S FORUM. DURHAM LOCAL TO GLOBAL WOMEN'S FORUM: CITIES FOR THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN (CEDAW)

Students from North Carolina universities will be joining the Durham government to impact the lives of women and girls.

Featuring:
Keynote Speaker: Brenda A. Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
Award Presentation: One outstanding woman who has impacted the Durham community
Entertainment: TBD

WomenNC Fellows:
Zoe Willingham - Duke University (Sr.) "Dynamics of Women's Wage Gap in a Changing Urban Economy"
Cristy Villalobos - Meredith College (Sr.) "Access to Reproductive Healthcare for Incarcerated Girls and Women"
Lauren Frey - North Carolina State University (Sr.) "Barriers to Implementing Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention Education in Durham Schools"

Tickets ($25) include a seated dinner with entree (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), salad, and beverage from City Kitchen. Deserts will be provided by local restaurants.

Friendship table reservations ($300) include eight seated dinner tickets with entree (vegetarian and non-vegetarian), salad, and beverage from City Kitchen. Deserts will be provided by local restaurants. It also includes a $100 dollar donation and a reserved table.

For questions please call or email Beth Dehghan, 919-744-4778 beth.dehghan@womennc.org

Thursday, March 2, 2017-Friday, March 3, 2017
9 am - 8 pm, 9 am - 1:30 pm
Duke University
201 Science Dr.
Durham, NC 27708


Rhodes Conference Room- Sanford Building
Redistricting Reform: Mapping Our Future. Common Cause, the Campaign Legal Center, and Duke University's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) are co-hosting a daylong conference highlighting efforts around the country to end the undemocratic practice of drawing legislative districts for political advantage, also known as "gerrymandering." Panel discussions will feature leaders of national and state advocacy campaigns to reform our broken redistricting system. Ahead of their publication in Election Law Journal, winners of Common Cause's "Gerrymander Standard" writing competition will discuss their innovative ideas to create a judicial standard for measuring political gerrymanders.

Breakfast and lunch are included. Attendees are also welcome to join us for a reception following the conclusion of the program on the first day of this two day event. The registration fee is $10.

Monday, March 6, 2017
1 pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting Room D
LWVODC Public Education Team Meeting.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
TBD
The morning portion of the event will take place in the auditorium at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

The second half will take place at the NCGA Legislative Building.
Women's Advocacy Day. Registration is now open for this year's Women's Advocacy Day, which will take place on March 14th. We are looking forward to hosting an interactive and advocacy-filled day. Stay tuned for details about our evening reception and the specific schedule of the day. Please share this registration far and wide! Given the current state of women's issues in NC, we need all the advocacy we can get!

More information to come in February.

Register TODAY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9VSJRDv9bOvSnsiusprndpkCIdbFRw9vATjc6H0NcY7jyiQ/viewform

Saturday, March 18, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members
Saturday, April 8, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Carolina Ale House
3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meeting. Discussion of League activities in Durham County
Friday, April 14, 2017
TBD
Sheraton Europa
One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC, 27517
New Member Luncheon. More information to follow soon.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
10 am - Noon
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Board Meeting. Meeting of League Officers and Board Members