Making Democracy Work

Past Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 26, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Va.
There is no need to RSVP. Most attendees order lunch.
Discussion of positions of League of Women Voters of Virginia. To see what these positions are, go to http://www.lwv-va.org/positions.html. We will also discuss Automatic Voter Registration and League Advocacy Day on February 1 at the General Assembly.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 a.m.
5 Points Farm Market, 2500 Church Street, Norfolk, Va. Discussion of proposed Programs of LWV of VA. Please note that you must respond to webmaster@lwvshr.org if you wish to order breakfast. Continental Breakfast Buffet includes coffee, choice of orange juice, muffins, fresh fruit & hard boiled eggs for $8.00 (including tax). Coffee or hot tea ONLY (no breakfast) is $2.00 (including tax). Topic: Discussion of state positions of LWV of Va.; we will also talk about Automatic Voter Registration.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:30pm
Young Terrace at the Recreation Center Community Meeting on St. Paul's Redevelopment. A meeting about redevelopment in the St. Paul's area and what this means for residents.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:45 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library,
1610 Cromwell Drive,
Norfolk, VA 23509
Report from the Virginia General Assembly. Virginia State Delegate Joseph C. Lindsey of the 90th House District will discuss events at the last Virginia General Assembly session and what to expect at the April veto session. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:45 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Drive,
Norfolk, VA 23509
Report from the Virginia General Assembly. Virginia State Delegate Joseph Lindsey of the 90th House District will discuss events at the last the Virginia General Assembly and what to expect at the April veto session. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Forbidden Palace Bistro
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd #34,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Report from Virginia General Assembly. We will discuss events from the last Virginia General Assembly session and what to expect at the April veto session. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Thursday, March 23, 2017
1-2 pm

Forbidden Palace
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd #34,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Report from the Virginia General Assembly. Virginia General Assembly Delegate Jason S. Miyares of the 82nd District will discuss events at the last the Virginia General Assembly and what to expect at the April veto session. This meeting is free and open to the public.
Please rsvp to Carolyn Caywood
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7 am - 8 am
5 Points Farmers Market
2500 Church St,
Norfolk, VA 23504
Report from the Virginia General Assembly. Virginia State Delegate Steve Heretick of the 79th House District will discuss events at the last the Virginia General Assembly and what to expect at the April veto session. This meeting is free and open to the public.

If you would like breakfast, please RSVP to Martha Rollins. Continental Breakfast Buffet includes: Coffee, choice of orange juice or cranberry juice, muffins, fresh fruit & hard boiled eggs for $8.00 (including tax). Coffee or hot tea ONLY $2.00 (includes tax)

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:30 am
Larchmont Branch Libary
6525 Hampton Blvd,
Norfolk, VA 23508
LWVSHR Study Committee. Gerrymandering! Join us to discuss redistricting! Saturday morning, April 1st, 10:30 am, at the Larchmont Branch Library in Norfolk. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7- 8 am
5 Points Farmers Market
2500 Church St,
Norfolk, VA 23504
How to Engage and Take Action. What works and how to contact your representatives will be discussed. Get on the Action Alert email list.

If you will eat breakfast, please RSVP to Martha Rollins (mrollinslwvshr@aol.com). Continental Breakfast Buffet includes: Coffee, choice of orange juice or cranberry juice, muffins, fresh fruit & hard boiled eggs for $8.00 (including tax). Coffee or hot tea ONLY $2.00 (includes tax)

Thursday, April 27, 2017
1 - 2 p.m.
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
How to Engage and Take Action. What works and how to contact your representatives will be discussed. Get on the Action Alert email list.
Please RSVP to Carolyn Caywood
Sunday, May 21, 2017
2-4 pm
ODU Library
4427 Hampton Blvd,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Gerrymandering Book Discussion. RAT F**CKED, The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy, by David Daley will be discussed. David Daley reveals the REDMAP strategy "which has radically altered America's electoral map and has created a firewall in the House." Park in parking garage on 49th St in metered spaces. Meet in Conference Room 1310 in ODU Library.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5:30 pm
Holiday Inn Virginia Beach - Norfolk
5655 Greenwich Rd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Education to Action. Hear Donald Luzzatto speak about advocacy and what makes democracy work in the United States. Mr. Luzzatto, the newly named vice president for civic engagement at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, spent 17 years at The Virginian-Pilot, most recently as Opinion Editor. Luzzatto's role at the community foundation will be to help that organization identify and address our region's biggest challenges through research-based community initiatives, regional forums and information sharing. After his presentation, Mr. Luzzatto will answer questions from the audience.

Program:
5:30 Networking, Silent Auction, Cash Bar
6:30 Dinner and Speaker
Please RSVP by May 15.
Please print RSVP form and mail with check to LWVSHR, PO Box 1010, Norfolk, VA 23501-1010

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
7 - 8am
5 Points Community Farmer Market
2500 Church St,
Norfolk, VA 23504
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Candidate's Forum for June 13th Primary. The candidates will introduce themselves and discuss their positions.
Ron Batliner, Jr
S. W. Dawson
Honorable Greg D. Underwood

Remember to vote on June 13th!
Menu for continental breakfast: quiche and healthy crafted sides plus robust coffee. $8 including tax.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Dillion's Rule. Learn about the Dillion's Rule and how it affects you.

Vivian Paige will discuss the Dillion's Rule for Virginia localities. Paige is a 2017 YWCA Woman of Distinction, writes for the Virginian Pilot, and writes a blog, "All Politics is Local." Some of her posts on Dillion's Rule: https://blog.vivianpaige.com/2006/02/19/virginia-is-a-dillon-rule-state/, http://pilotonline.com/opinion/columnist/vivian-paige/marshal-some-courage-on-dillon-rule/article_662b41e0-0463-50a1-81e0-e3a05d16cf93.html.

"Studying Dillon's Rule is very valuable for several reasons. Virginia is a Dillon's Rule state and as such there are very real limitations placed upon local government's power and authority. Understanding state control on local governments in Virginia as a result of Dillon's Rule is fundamental to understanding the government that affects people the most." Quentin Kidd, Ph.D., Christopher Newport University, http://vagovernmentmatters.org/case-studies/449

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Redistricting in Virginia. Vivian Paige will discuss redistricting. We have a room reserved. Please RSVP to Marty Rollins. She will let you know when we reach capacity!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Redistricting in Virginia. Vivian Paige will discuss redistricting. We have a room reserved. Please RSVP to Marty Rollins. She will let you know when we reach capacity!
Sunday, July 16, 2017
2-4 pm
ODU Library
4427 Hampton Blvd,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Redistricting Book Discussion. Ari Berman's "Give Us the Ballot."

"There have been countless books written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America tells this story for the first time."

First floor, Conference Room 1310, go past reception desk. (Parking at Garage B on 43rd Street on the west side of the Library, no charge on Sunday but avoid Reserved spaces). Note: The Library website says GPS will recognize the library address as 4427 Hampton Blvd. In reality, pedestrians will recognize that the Library is the 3rd building west of Hampton Blvd on 43rd Street.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 pm
New Calvary Baptist Church
800 E Virginia Beach Blvd,
Norfolk, VA 23504
VOTER REGISTRATION TRAINING. The League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads and New Calvary Baptist Church are hosting a Voter Registration Training July 19, 2017, 6:30 pm, at New Calvary Baptist Church. The training will be conducted by Mr. Garry Ellis, Voter Registration Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Elections. Participants registering on or before July 17, 2017, will receive a Certificate of Completion.

To register, please contact Glynis Mason at 757-717-9194 or gmasoncivicservice@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
7 am - 8 am
Pancake House
7633 Granby St,
Norfolk, VA 23505
Discussion of Public Education Concerns.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Dr,
Norfolk, VA 23509
Public Transit Overview of Planning and Funding. Speaker: The Executive Director of HR Transportation Planning Organization, Robert A. Crum, Jr

  • Review of past problems & solutions
  • Recent funding solutions 2013-2017 + how they helped, how they fell short
  • Special state committee currently working on funding possibilities for DRPT
  • 2018 General Assembly + approach and priorities
Thursday, August 24, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Gerrymandering Book Discussion. David Daley's book, "Ratf**cked," will be discussed.

Julian E. Zelizer of the Washington Post states, "Daley's book provides a blow-by-blow account of how redistricting happened. He draws on investigative reports, interviews and court documents to give readers an eye-opening tour of a process that many Americans never see....What Daley makes clear is that ruthless partisan gerrymandering is not good for democracy."

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7- 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Current public transit planning in Hampton Roads. Speakers: Planning Department of Hampton Roads Transit

  • Current services offered by HRT + paratransit services, buses, ferries, MAX express routes, commuter routes, park & ride lots, van pools
  • Overview of transit planning process + Transit Vision Plan, Origin-Destination Study, Military Study, etc.
  • Current planning -- Norfolk planning transit to Naval Base, ------Peninsula bus rapid transit plans
  • Overview of current HRT funding + sources, uses

    Free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Dr,
Norfolk, VA 23509
Local Candidate Forum.

Sheriff Candidates to speak.

Free and open to the public.

Friday, September 22, 2017
9-3
Hospitality House and Conference Center
2800 Plank Road,
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
LWV-VA Fall Workshops. Come spend a day in Fredericksburg and learn some new skills, compare notes, and trade ideas. The LWV-VA Fall Workshops provide you with the perfect opportunity to discover different ways of doing things, whether it is using a new technology, adding fun to your voter registration efforts, or encouraging the next generation of Leaguers. This year's Fall Workshops will focus on "League Basics"--how to keep your local Leagues happy, healthy, and, most importantly, active--and on our three major studies: Mental Health; Women's Rights and Virginia Law; and Preparing LWV-VA for Advocacy regarding School Choice Legislation. The Fall Workshops bring folks, from across the state, together to network and to GET INVOLVED! Watch for more information on this year's Fall Workshops on the LWV-VA website and in the September issue of the Virginia Voter. For more information: http://lwv-va.org/2017workshops.html
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day.

Please encourage all of your friends and neighbors to register to vote!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Local Candidate Forum.

Candidates to be announced.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Future Transit Funding and Legislative Preview.

Legislative priorities to improve public transit in HR Speaker: Brian Smith, HRT Organizational Advancement

  • Public transit and social justice (for citizens who earn $7.25/ hour, disabled persons, HRT employees, etc.)
  • Overview of current HRT funding + pie charts of sources, uses
  • Preview of 2018 General Assembly and transit legislation

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
5-7pm
Hampton Roads Transit,
509 E. 18th Street
Norfolk, VA 23504


Second-floor Board Room
Public Transit Advocacy for the 2018 General Assembly.

General Membership Meeting

Transformational Transit 2018

What legislation would really help improve public transit in Hampton Roads? What do legislators need to hear from citizens? What might be some of the objections of legislators?

Speakers: William E. Harrell, President and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit, and other HRT staff

Panel: Citizen transit advocates

Refreshments, special tour of the environmentally-friendly HRT building

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Blyden Branch Library
879 E Princess Anne Rd,
Norfolk, VA 23504
Local Candidate Forum.

Candidates for Norfolk City Treasurer to speak.

Come and ask your questions!

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Local Candidate Forum.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Delegates Candidate Forum.

Delegate Matthew James, running for re-election in the 80th District to speak.

Come ask questions on the issues that matter to you.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Report of Elections.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
11 a.m. to noon
Mary D. Pretlow Library
111 W Ocean View Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23503
Report of Elections.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Report of Elections.

ODU Professor Jesse Richman will deliver his 12th annual election analysis.

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
9-10am
Max & Erma's
1500 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502
Pre-Session Meeting to Plan for the General Assembly. The election just past has opened the door for many of the issues you have brought up in the past. Let's not waste this opportunity for lack of preparation! Come to share the issues you will champion with the General Assembly, and to learn what legislation others are pursuing. We will also highlight opportunities to advocate. Please RSVP to 757-627-3396 if you plan to come
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
9am
Richmond, VA Pre-Session Women's Legislative Roundtable. This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Virginia. Please see their website for more information.

http://lwv-va.org/pre-session-december-6-2017/

Saturday, December 9, 2017
8-11:30am
New Calvary Baptist Church
800 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23504
Breakfast, Fellowship & Food for Thought.

8:00am Assemble and Fellowship

8:30am Breakfast Buffet opens (Full breakfast, $15; Just coffee $3; cash or check) Please RSVP to 757-627-3396 if you plan to have breakfast

9:00am LWV business meeting and program planning, and a 5-minute recess

10:15 Speaker: Rachel Bitecofer

11:30 Conclusion

Our speaker, Rachel Bitecofer, is Assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, where she teaches classes on political behavior, campaigns, elections, and political analysis. In her position with the Wason Center she conducts survey research on public policy issues and election campaigns. Ms. Bitecofer has been featured in many media outlets including national outlets such as the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and National Public Radio, and she is a regular contributor on CBC Radio. Her book, The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election, was published by Palgrave MacMillan and released in October, 2017.

New Calvary Baptist Church is located behind Attucks Theater at the corner of V.B. Blvd. and Wide St. Ample parking is available. Visitors will be greeted by Glynis Mason. The Dining Hall is located on handicapped-accessible second floor.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
5:30-6:30pm
Taste
407 West 21st Street
Norfolk, VA 23517
Coffee and Conversation. Your voice and vote matter. Let's talk about the issues.

Drop by and chat with League of Women Voter members. Ask questions about the League or discuss current events with other civic minded individuals.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9-10am
Max & Erma's inside the Double Tree Hilton Hotel
1500 N Military Hwy,
Norfolk, VA 23502
LWVSHR Women's Legislative Roundtable. Find out what is going on in Richmond! Learn about and discuss the topics concerning the current VA Legislative session.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509
Education Advocacy.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Education Advocacy.

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Education Advocacy.

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8 am
Virginia Credit Union House
108 N. 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
League Day at the General Assembly.

Highlights:
Women's Legislative Roundtable 8 AM to 9 AM at Virginia Credit Union House, 108 N. 8th Street;
Buffet Luncheon with LWV and AAUW at The Berkeley Hotel, 1200 East Cary Street ($20, RSVP--max 65)(overnight reservations at Berkeley, LWV block of rooms @ $139 + $20 valet parking held until 2/1/18).
Members can make appointments with legislators for advocacy at their offices in mid-morning or observe committees and see the HOUSE and SENATE in action during the afternoon.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
9-10am
Max and Erma's
1500 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502
Hampton Roads Women's Legislative Roundtable. We're watching Virginia's General Assembly. What legislation do you want to see pass? Learn what legislative issues others are pursuing and discover opportunities to network and advocate.

You can order breakfast from the menu.

Please call 757-627-3396 to RSVP if you plan on attending.

Saturday, February 17, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509
Behavioral Health Issues. Sheriff Joe Baron will be talking about programs in the jail, drug court, and other issues dealing with behavioral health. The LWV-VA is studying Behavioral Health and Mental Health as a timely topic for our society. Please join us to listen to and discuss with Sheriff Joe Baron this important issue for our community.
LWV Materials to read can be found here. http://lwv-va.org/action-advocacy/behavioral-health-task-force/

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5om
Calvert Square at FIC Community Meeting on St. Paul's Redevelopment. A meeting about redevelopment in the St. Paul's area and what this means for residents.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Behavioral Health Issues.

LWV Materials to read can be found here. http://lwv-va.org/action-advocacy/behavioral-health-task-force/

Free and open to the public.

Please call 757-627-3396 to RSVP if you plan on attending.

Monday, February 26, 2018
5pm
Tidewater Gardens at St. Mary's Community Meeting on St. Paul's Redevelopment. A meeting about the redevelopment of the St. Paul's area and what this means for residents.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Behavioral Health Issues.

LWV Materials to read can be found here. http://lwv-va.org/action-advocacy/behavioral-health-task-force/

Free and open to the public.

Please call 757-627-3396 to RSVP if you plan on attending.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
5:45-8pm
James Monroe Elementary
520 W 29th St
Norfolk, Virginia 23508
School Board 101. What does your School Board do? How are members elected? How do the elections differ in different Hampton Roads cities? Come with your questions - doors open at 5:45PM. Our panel discussion begins at 6 PM.

Free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 4, 2018
12pm
The Historic Hippodrome Theater
528 N 2nd St
Richmond, VA 23219
March Forth Campaign Rally. OneVirginia2021 is beginning a ten-month campaign to educate, organize, and advocate for a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in Virginia.

Come to Richmond for comprehensive training, dynamic speakers, and a rally to kick off the campaign.

Visit https://www.marchforthva.org/ to register.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Lafayette Branch Library
1610 Cromwell Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509
Women's Rights. Corina Ladd will be providing a comparison of Virginia laws on rape, domestic violence, and employment discrimination with California's laws on the same topics, and will be previewing VAWA and Title IX which Wendi White will be discussing at length on March 27.

Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Braise Restaurant,
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Women's Rights. Feminism, Womanism, Civil Rights, Equal Rights - are we marching together toward equal rights for all women? From Seneca Falls to the still not passed ERA, the paths forward for women have diverged and intersected. Where are we now? Carolyn Caywood will lead a discussion of diversity in the movement for women's rights.

Free and open to the public.

Please call 757-627-3396 to RSVP if you plan on attending and specify if you will order lunch.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Women's Rights. Wendi White, Violence Prevention Specialist at the ODU Women's Center, will be providing an overview of Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act as it applies to supporting survivors of sexual and relationship violence.

Free and open to the public.

Please call 757-627-3396 to RSVP if you plan on attending.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
OneVirginia2021 South HR Local Action Group Member Meeting. Please come join OneVirginia2021 South Hampton Roads Local Action Group for their inaugural meeting on Wednesday, March 28th!

Across Virginia volunteer Local Action Groups are forming to support OneVirginia2021's mission to amplify the issue of gerrymandering and the need for redistricting reform. The next months they will be working locally to support OneVirginia2021's March Forth campaign.

It is an exciting time for redistricting reform - finally! They will be discussing redistricting news, local volunteer opportunities and their March Forth campaign.

If you have any questions, please email Susan Loesberg at vblag@onevirginia2021.org. Join the SHRLAG FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173333959947494/ !

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
Pretlow Library
111 Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503
School Project on Redistricting. Planning meeting to create a competition to increase awareness of redistricting issues and support civics education in schools.

Meeting is open to the public. All are welcome.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
3:30-4:30pm
Meyera E Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Introduction to the League of Women Voters "Drop In". Want to learn more about the League of Women Voters? Looking for a way to get more involved? Bring your questions and drop in to the library coffee shop Saturday afternoon.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
11 a.m. to noon
Larchmont Branch Library
6525 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508
Environment: Adaptation and Resilience. Review existing LWV positions in order to include rising sea levels and how we may adapt. Resources for information

Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7 am - 8 am
Starving Artists' Cafe
4408 Colley Ave,
Norfolk, VA 23508
Environment: Adaptation and Resilience. Review existing LWV positions in order to include rising sea levels and how we may adapt. Resources for information

Free and open to the public.

Please call 757-627-3396 to RSVP if you plan on attending.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
1 - 2 pm
Bayside Special Service Library
936 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Environment: Adaptation and Resilience. Review existing LWV positions in order to include rising sea levels and how we may adapt. Resources for information

Free and open to the public.

Please call 757-627-3396 to RSVP if you plan on attending.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
10 am
Holiday Inn Executive Center
5655 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
SEEK JUSTICE. Claire Guthrie Gastaņaga, Executive Director of ACLU of Virginia will speak at our Annual Meeting.

Join us for a consciousness-raising session, an un-packing of voter suppression schemes, some healthy luncheon conversation, and our annual business of adopting local program and budget and electing officers.

Renew memberships, friendships, and civic spirit. Also, plan for some fun-fun-fun-fund raising. Link to signup

10:00 AM Welcome Check-in and greetings of members and friends. See what LWVSHR is doing in our community!

10:30 AM Consciousness-raising workshop session on JUSTICE in the Criminal Justice System - What Voters Need to Know

11:30 AM Luncheon Program -- JUSTICE at the Ballot Box -- Combating Voter Suppression Schemes

2:00 PM Membership Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7 am
Starving Artist Cafe
4408 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA 23508
Freedom of the Press. Hear ye! Hear ye! Bring your morning newspaper! Let's explore the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press! Conrad Shumadine, scholar and lawyer who is the expert in communications law and First Amendment issues has agreed to discuss with us how citizens can work on public policy to retain a free press. Reservation information and breakfast orders - mrollinslwvshr@aol.com