Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:30 am - refreshments; 10:00 am - meeting
Second Presbyterian Church
318 E. 55 Street
Kansas City, MO
Program Planning (Rescheduled from Jan. 11). Help decide what the League will focus on in 2020 at our annual Program Planning meeting. Plus enjoy a centennial celebration presentation by Pauline Testerman and Anitra Steele - Meet Susan B. Anthony.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Glenwood Arts Theater
3707 W 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66206

Located in Ranch Mart Shopping Center
Special Screening of Just Mercy.. Join us for a screening of "Just Mercy", followed by a panel discussion on criminal justice reform.

Just Mercy chronicles the story of attorney Bryan Stevenson and his work to defend people who were wrongly condemned as a result of inadequate representation in the criminal justice system.

Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Stacey Daniels Young, former Director of Jackson County COMBAT.


  • Dr. Karen Curls, Criminal Justice department, MCC Penn Valley;
  • Mark Dupree, District Attorney, Wyandotte County:
  • David Bell, Criminal Attorney and host of Jaws of Justice.

This event is sold out. Check the January 10 eVoter if you cannot attend the rescheduled event or wish to put your name on the waiting list.

Hosted in in partnership with the Kansas City Call, NAACP, League of Women Voters, More2, Mu Omega Chapter of AKA, A. Phillip Randolph Institue, Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, Jackson County Democrats, and Southland Progress.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
10am - 1pm
Maple Woods Campus - Metropolitan Community College, Student Center Building
2601 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64156
VOTER REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITY. Contact Sheryl Eufinger for more information.
Monday, February 3, 2020
10am - 1pm
Maple Woods Campus - MCC, Student Center Bldg.
2601 NE Barry Road,
Kansas City, Missouri 64156
VOTER REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITY. Contact Sheryl Eufinger for more information.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
9:30 am - refreshments; 10:00 am - meeting
Second Presbyterian Church
318 E. 55 Street
Kansas City, MO
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: Activist Women's Organizations in Kansas City - 1870-1940. For the Kansas City League's 100th birthday month, historian David Hanzlick will present a history of women's activism in our community.

Dr. Hanzlick holds a Ph.D from the University of Missouri - Kansas City and an M.A. from George Washington University. He is the author of Benevolence, Moral Reform, Equality: Women's Activism in Kansas City, 1870-1940

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6am - 7pm
Friday, March 13, 2020
2:00 pm
Midwest Genealogy Center
3440 S Lee's Summit Rd.
Independence, MO 64055
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: Meet Matilda Joslyn Gage. Author Angelica Carpenter will discuss her book Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist.

Matilda Joslyn Gage was a famous leader in the early women's movement, working closely with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Today she is mostly forgotten after being largely written out of history. Ms. Carpenter's book writes her back in.

Co-sponsored by:

  • League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties
  • Mid-Continent Public Library

League members are invited to a reception for the author from 5 - 7pm. Cost: $15. Check back for the location and other details.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Garrison School Cultural Center
502 N. Water
Liberty, MO
SAVE THE DATE: Special Event. In 1877, African-American residents of Liberty, MO established the Garrison School. It soon earned the reputation as being one of the best schools for African-American students in the state of Missouri. This historic building is now home to Clay County African-American Legacy, Inc.

This event includes brunch. Check back for more details.

Click here learn more about the Garrison School Cultural Center and CCAAL

Saturday, April 18, 2020
9:30 am - refreshments; 10:00 am - meeting
Second Presbyterian Church
318 E 55th St.
Kansas City, MO 64113
Climate Change in the World, U.S., MO, and What You Can Do for Today. April 22 is Earth Day. Join us to learn about how the earth's climate is changing and what we can do to better care for our planet.

Our speaker is Carolyn Amparan. Ms. Amparan is a founding member of the Columbia Chapter of Citizen's Climate Lobby, and the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Osage Group of the Missouri Sierra Club. She also was a member of the Columbia, Missouri Mayor's Task Force on Climate Action and Adaptation Planning. The Columbia City Council approved their plan in June, 2019. Carolyn has invested the past 5 and a half years to actively lobbying and organizing to fight climate change and protect our environment.