Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, March 20, 2015
H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building
700 Cecil St.
Room: Auditorium
NCCU Presents: Excellence in Education Speaker Series. The North Carolina Central University School of Education will begin for the third consecutive year its Excellence in Education Speakers Series on March 20th at 10 a.m. in the School of Education Auditorium.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Toldson's topic will be "Hearing the Rest of the Story: Dispelling Myths about African American Boys & Men." Former State Senator Howard Lee will be the respondent.

This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel
1 Europa Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
New Member Luncheon. Want to find out more about the League? Would you like to meet other League members? Join League volunteers for our "Introduction to the League" luncheon at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel on

RSVP by March 23 to Brenda Rogers, 919-968-0833, or

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tobacco Road Sports Bar
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27515

(off NC 54 near Glen Lennox)
One Wednesday! Happy Hour with the League. Meet your League friends on the first Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels! Friends and spouses are welcome. Check the bar area and private rooms for other Leaguers.

Tobacco Road Sports Bar, 1118 Environ Way, Chapel Hill (off NC 54 near Glen Lennox)

Saturday, April 11, 2015
11:00 am
Spartacus Restaurant
4139 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Durham Unit Meeting. The Durham Unit of LWVODC will meet on April 7. Yvonne Sagers will be coordinating transportation from NCCU Student Center. Contact Yvonne at A buffet lunch is available.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Greenwood Forest Baptist Church
110 SE Maynard Rd
Cary, NC 27511
NC Council of Churches 2015 Legislative Seminar. The NC Council of Churches 2015 Legislative Seminar is addressing several of the League Issues of Emphasis: Education, Immigration, Environment, Medicaid Expansion and Redistricting.

Registration cost is $15 for students, $25 for all others, and includes a light breakfast underwritten by Partners in Health and Wholeness, and a boxed lunch prepared by the Interfaith Food Shuttle's Catering with a Cause. Please register by April 7 to guarantee lunch. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m; the Rev. Dr. David Forbes, Dean of the Shaw Divinity School, will lead worship at 9:15 a.m.; and three workshop sessions will follow. Closing worship will be led by Greenwood Forest pastor the Rev. Ben Boswell.

Click here to register online or, if you prefer to mail it in, you'll find program information and registration forms in the attached PDF document.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sitar Indian Cuisine Restaurant
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard
Durham, NC 27707
Impact of coal ash management in North Carolina. Brooks Rainey Pearson, Associate Attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, will lead a discussion on coal ash. The program is free and open to the public. Parking is free.

SELC is a nonprofit environmental organization which plays a central role in major environmental issues taking place in North Carolina, from the Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks, defending, implementing, and enforcing the laws and policies that were put in place to protect public health and natural treasures.

The program will provide information concerning how coal ash is managed in North Carolina, the impact coal ash storage is having on the environment, and what can be done to protect our water supply. In North Carolina the SELC has offices in Chapel Hill and Asheville.

Attendees may purchase a buffet lunch for $15. Reservations are not required.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bean and Barrel
5100 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

(in Governors Village)
Third Wednesday Happy Hour with the Chatham Unit. Join your League friends on the third Wednesday of the month for social time and to chat about League issues at the national, state and local levels! Wine is half-price and appetizers $5, so bring a friend or two for good conversation! 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Extraordinary Ventures
200 S. Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(across from Whole Foods)
Annual Meeting and Law Day Speaker. 5:30 pm+6:30 pm: LWVODC Annual Meeting (LWVODC members only)

6:30 pm+7:00 pm: Reception (free and open to public)

7:00 pm+8:00 pm: Law Day (free and open to public)

The Consulate General of Mexico + "A View on the Current Status of Immigration," presented by Javier Diaz de Leon, Consul General of Mexico for North and South Carolina

No reservations are required. Parking is available.

Friday, June 5, 2015-Sunday, June 7, 2015
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 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.