Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, August 7, 2017
7-9pm
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell, North Kansas City, MO LWV Board of Directors Meeting.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:30 pm
Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64134 KC Public Improvements Advisory Committee. Funding requests for south KC Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) for residents and business owners.

Deadline for application for 2018-19 is Aug. 31.

Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:30 - Social; 10:00 - Meeting followed by brunch.
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 Welcome to New Members: Let's Get Acquainted!. Do you want to know more about the League of Women Voters and how you can support its important mission of fostering an active and informed electorate? Join members of our local League as well as Kate Kennedy, Chief Development Officer for LWVUS, who will visit with us via teleconference, to learn about opportunities to MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK here in Kansas City.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
5:30-7:00pm
American Jazz Museum
1616 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Women's Equality Week Kick Off Reception. Get a preview of the Women's Equality Week events. Enjoy refreshments, including a cash bar. Music will be provided by Heartsong of the Kansas City Women's Chorus.

Sponsored by the Women's Equality Week Coalition.

Monday, August 21, 2017
5:30 - 6:00 Reception; 6-8 Program
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

Parking in garage south of the church.
Women's Equality: Working Together for Social Justice. Panelists will share their experiences and insights on bridging the gap across cultural lines and engage with the audience.

Dr. Susan Wilson, Vice Chancellor, Division for Diversity & Inclusion, UMKC;

Theresa Garza, Owner, Lincoln Consulting & Former Jackson County Legislator;

Rev. Shanna Steitz, Senior Minister, Community Christian Church, KCMO;

Moderator: Barbara Ann Washington, President, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Mu Omega Chapter;

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Kansas City, MO, Jackson, Clay, Platte Counties; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc; Mu Omega and Beta Omega Chapters; Women in the NAACP, Kansas City Branch; Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc; A. Philip Randolph Institute.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
12-1:30pm
Colonial Congregational Christian Church
7039 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Voter Suppression: Kansas and Missouri at the Epicenter. Micah Kubik, KS ACLU and Sara Baker, MO ACLU. Comments from Rachel Williams, AKA, and Enyard, DST.

Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS; Women of NAACP KC Branch; ACLU of Kansas; ACLU of Missouri; A. Philip Randolph Institute; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:30 - 8:30pm; 6:30-7pm light dinner.
Hillcrest Community Center, 10401 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64134 Health Care Foundation of Greater KC Public Forum. Join the Health Care Foundation of Greater KC at a public forum to discuss community health challenges, partnerships that are needed or must be strengthened, and other topics related to the health of our community.

This event is free, but registration is reguested at https://hcfgkc.org/.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
9am - noon
Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103rd St. Kansas City, MO 64131 Bringing City Hall to You. Problem solving event with Kansas City government departments, Jackson County programs (COMBAT), Missouri Department of Transportation.

Sponsored by the South Kansas City Alliance.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
7-9pm
North Kansas City Public Library, 2251 Howell, North Kansas City, MO LWV Board of Directors Meeting.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30 Social; 10-11:30 Meeting
Community Christian Church, Centennial Hall - South side, 4601 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112 Missouri Elections: Is It Time for a Change?. Winston Apple, local founder of Government by the People, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, will discuss why he has proposed major changes to Missouri's elections. Ideas include proportional representation in the General Assembly, at-large election of U.S. representatives, public financing for candidates, and ranked choice elections of state officials.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day. Check back for information on where you can register to vote or change your voting address. Voting is how we MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK.
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.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
 
Sedalia, MO Missouri LWV Fall Conference.
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.