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Feb 8: International Relations/Great Decisions Discussion:
Feb 15: 'Souper' Social & League Birthday
Feb 17: PUBLIC MEETING: Guns, Grief & Grace
Feb 19: Lunch & Learn:
Feb 20: SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION - VOTE!
Feb 21: UNIT DISCUSSION: Guns, Grief & Grace
Feb 25: New Member Orientation
Unit Discussion Groups meet on February 21
Join us for a discussion on what local issues matter to you and how we can work together to effect change. Watch for details on upcoming meetings.
If you would like to be involved with a Waukesha County group, contact Leigh Ann TIdey at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY: This book discussion is being used as a springboard for discussing LWV positions on social policy issues as well as the formation of a Social Policy Committee. For those who wish to participate in a book discussion but not in working on a social policy committee, meeting dates/locations will be arranged, based on the number of people interested.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Matthew Desmond's Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, describes evictions from both the landlord and tenant sides. Desmond, a sociologist who teaches at Harvard, focuses on the eviction process and its impact on individuals and families. But on a deeper level it is also about inequality, poverty and its long-term effects on people and communities, with a focus on the city of Milwaukee.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Desmond was asked why he chose eviction as a lens for poverty and inequality. His response: "I wanted to try to write a different poverty book, to focus on not just a place or a group of people, but a set of relationships. I thought eviction was the best way to do that. It brings landlords and judges and tenants together in this process that you can follow over time. I realized not only that had we overlooked this very central aspect of poverty, but eviction was coursing through the American city and acting as a cause, not just a condition, of poverty."
While some participants are interested only in the social policy book discussion, many would also like to be involved in the social
policy committee which will formally organize during the coming summer months. If you haven't already,RSVP to Kathy Johnson,
Vice President for Program, at email@example.com.
You are invited to get involved with the LWVMilwaukee Natural Resources Committee which meets generally on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except November and December) either at the Shorewood Library or by conference call.
WHEN: Meets at 10 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month September-May
WHERE: Wauwatosa Public Library, Firefly Room, 7635 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa
Upcoming Topics: For more information, see Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions
We're pleased to announce the topics for Great Decisions 2018! This year's topics are as follows:
Many members say that discussion units are the backbone of the League -- this is the place where you learn, or expand your knowledge of the general meeting topic through discussion, contemplation, and sharing of ideas, and prepare, where appropriate, to take action on pending legislation. The public is invited to all League meetings. We welcome you!
Choose a time and location convenient for you:
Click Here for a list of Local Discussion Units
Dec 18, 2017
EXPO: Ex-Prisoners Organizing
Speaker - Mark Rice
Nov 20, 2017
9to5 WI and the Family Medical Leave Act
Speaker - Astar Herndon, State Director, 9to5 Wisconsin
Oct 16, 2017
Common Ground in our community: common goals for common good
Speaker - Jennifer O'Hear, Common Ground
Sept 18, 2017
Fair Housing issues in Milwaukee: past, present, and the future
Speaker - Peggy Rozga
June 19, 2017
Moving the Needle for Racial Justice
Speaker - Jaime Alvarado
May 15, 2017
Reforming Wisconsin's Juvenile Justice System
Speaker - Evan Goyke
April 17, 2017
Milwaukee & the Immigration Debate
Speaker - Michael Haas, Milwaukee County Supervisor
Mar 20, 2017
Supporting and Funding our Public Schools
Speaker - Stacy Racine Lynch, President of Support Our Schools SOS-Wauwatosa
Feb 20, 2017
Speaker - William Tisdale, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
Nov 21, 2016
Speaker - Martha Love
Oct 17, 2016
Refugees: Vetting & Resettlement Process
Speaker - Mary Flynn, Lutheran Social Services
Sept 19, 2016
Tour of the Sojourner Peace Center
Aug 26, 2016
Pay Equity: why a $15/hr wage is good for women and families
Speaker - Martha De La Rosa
CLICK HERE for printable flyer.
Wisconsin's Changing Environmental Laws & Regulations
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - Gathering & Refreshments;
10:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. - Program
Shorewood Village Center
3920 N. Murray Ave., (ground-level meeting room) Shorewood, WI
"The Perfect Storm"
"The Role of Citizens in Protecting Wisconsin's Natural Heritage"
All members are invited to the New Member Orientation twice a year. Come meet active Leaguers and learn about the local, state and national activities of the League of Women Voters. Learn how to Make Democracy Work for ALL!
When: Sun Feb 25, 2018 from 2pm + 4pm
Where: Barbara Boles' home, 2951 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee
CLICK HERE for printable flyer.
UW-Milwaukee Student Union
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Room 191
Join us for this important discussion of housing in Milwaukee. The presentation is part of "200 Nights of Freedom," a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Milwaukee civil rights marches for school desegregation and fair housing.
The program is co-sponsored by UW-Milwaukee Black Culture Center and The Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council.
A panel of speakers will discuss the history of housing in Milwaukee, how it was affected by policy and race relations, and what is needed for true fair housing.