Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, October 9, 2017
7:30 pm
Quality Hill Playhouse
303 W. 10 Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Parking available in the covered garage adjacent to the theater.
LWV Fundraiser - "I've Got A Crush On You". Great standards like "Someone To Watch Over Me" and "I've Got a Crush on You" were born on Broadway. From the Gershwins and Berlin to "Send In The Clowns" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him," enjoy the songs that began on Broadway and made it into the American Songbook.

Tickets are limited. Email to purchase tickets.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Community Christian Church Sanctuary
4601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

Parking is available in the garage to the south of the church.
The Life and Times of Barbara Jordan. The League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties presents The Life and Times of Barbara Jordan, a one-woman show performed by Jacqueline L. Gafford.

Barbara Jordan, the first black person elected to the Texas Legislature and to the US congress from Texas since Reconstruction, was considered a stateswoman of the highest caliber. After leaving Congress she devoted herself to the teaching of law at the University of Texas at Austin. The play begins in a lecture hall as she relates aspects of her personal journey through the world of politics. Her dynamic speech at the 1976 Democratic Convention highlights her story.

To buy advance tickets, call Caroline at 816-333-6059. You may purchase tickets at the door for $25. Students $10. Children under 12 free.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:30 - Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Parking in garage south of the church.
American Ideology, Political Thought, and the Presidency. Max Skidmore, PhD, Curator's Professor of Political Science and Thomas Jefferson Fellow, UMKC, will discuss this very important topic.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, Kansas City, MO 64111 People Power/Let People Vote Organizing Meeting. If you are interested in working with the ACLU on their efforts to protect voters' rights and expand ballot access, plan to attend and be a part of this grassroots project.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 pm
John Knox Village, Ambassador Room, 500 N.W. Murray Road, Lee's Summit Missouri District 8 Candidate Forum. The LWV-KC/J/C/P and KCUR invite you to attend a forum with candidates for the Missouri Senate District 8 seat. Mike Cierpiot (R), Hillary Shields (D), and Jacob Turk (I) will answer questions submitted by the audience. KCUR's Brian Ellison, host of The Statehouse Blend Missouri Podcast, will serve as moderator.

Communities in District 8 include Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Geevwood, Independence, Lee's Summit, Lone Jack, and Sibley.

For full press release, click here

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sedalia, MO Missouri LWV Fall Conference.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7 - 8:30pm
Oak Hall, 4550 Warwick, Kansas City, MO 64111

Visitor parking adjacent to the lobby door.
Training for LWV Forum Moderators. Does your skill set include facilitating a meeting, adhering to a designated format, speaking clearly, and staying calm when the unexpected happens? If so, please consider joining our League's cadre of forum moderators. A moderator training has been scheduled for all Leaguers interested in becoming a moderator and a review as well for current moderators.

Contact Anitra Steel, 816.836.4031,

Monday, November 6, 2017
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Plaza Library, Large Meeting Room
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
LWV Board of Directors Meeting. Note the earlier start time.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6am - 7pm
  Election Day. Today is the day to MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
TBD Meeting and Holiday Luncheon.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Kansas City, MO LWV Missouri Spring Conference.
Thursday, June 28, 2018-Friday, June 29, 2018
Chicago, IL LWV US National Conference.