Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor non-partisan public meetings and events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1pm
Denny's (Conference Room)
2117 Taney St.
Kansas City, MO 64116
LWVKC/JCP Board of Directors' Meeting. Open to all members.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7-8pm
Harrisonville High School
1507 E. Elm
Harrisonville, MO 64701


Performing Arts Center
Harrisonville School District Community Conversations. This is the first of three events for patrons of the Harrisonville School district to learn about two ballot issues on the April 7 ballot. Click here for details.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
2:00 pm
Yardley Hall
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 6210
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: We are Living LWV's Legacy. Join the League of Women Voters of Johnson County to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters.

The keynote speaker is Rosie Rios, 43rd Treasurer of the United States. As US Treasurer, Ms. Rios led efforts to put a woman's portrait on US currency and currently leads Empowerment 2020, a movement that focuses on the recognition of historic American women.

Nick Haines of KCPT will emcee the program.

Tickets are $20 and include a reception (with a 100th Anniversary cake) following the program.

Go to the JCCC Box Office to buy tickets.

LWV Host: Sandy Eeds

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
11 E. 40th Street
Kansas City, MO


Parking available to the south of the church. Enter through the red door.
#MeToo: Discrimination in the Workplace. What your employer won't tell you, rights on nondisclosure agreements, arbitration, responding to a hostile environment, and more.

Topics:

  • Labor Rules and Protections - Judy Ancel, Co-chair - KC Jobs for Justice;
  • Arbitration and Non-disclosure Issues - Athena Dickson, KC Bar Association President;
  • Sexual Harassment and Low Wages - Stand-up KC;
  • Resource: Where and How to Complain - Jane McQueeny, Chair - KC Human Rights Commission.

Moderator: Mary Sanchez, Syndicated columnist, author, media consultant.

RSVP to Alice Kitchen at inthekitchenak@gmail.com.

Women's Equality Coalition (WEC) event.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6am - 7pm
  PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
 
  Last Day to Register to Vote for April 7 Election.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
7 - 8:30pm
Center High School Cafeteria
8715 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO
Center School Board Forum. Co-sponsored by the South Kansas City Alliance and the League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
7-8pm
Harrisonville Community Center
2400 Jefferson Parkway
Harrisonville, MO 64701
Harrisonville School District Community Conversations. This is the second of three events for patrons of the Harrisonville School district to learn about two ballot issues on the April 7 ballot. Click here for details.
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.

Free event. For more details and to register, click here.

Co-sponsored by:

  • League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties
  • Mid-Continent Public Library
Friday, March 13, 2020
4 - 6 pm
Location of this event will be provided upon receipt of payment. Suffragist Tea: Meet author Angelica Carpenter. After hearing Angelica Carpenter discuss her book Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist, meet the author at the home of Jane Albright for afternoon tea. You are also welcome to view Jane's internationally renowned collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia.

Cost: $15. Tickets may be purchased as follows.

  • Mail your check to Caroline Arnold, Treasurer, 1912A NW Cherry Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64081. Please put 'Suffragist Tea' in the memo line.
  • Use the top PayPal button on the left side of the screen under the sidebar menu.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
 
  SAVE THE DATE: Brookside's 40th Annual St. Patrick's Warm-Up Parade. We are marching in the annual Brookside St. Patrick's Warm-Up Parade. Check back for details on how to sign up.
Sunday, March 15, 2020
2:00 pm
Kansas City Public Library Central Branch
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: How Missouri Women Gained the Right to Vote. Author Margot McMillen discusses her book The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History.

Free event.

LWV Host: Jane McClain

Saturday, March 21, 2020
10am brunch; 11am - program
Garrison School Cultural Center
502 N. Water
Liberty, MO 64068
African American Women in the Suffragette Movement: Then, Now, and Forever. Sharon Sanders Brooks, former MO State Representative and civil rights investigator, will speak on this topic. A panel discussion will follow with time for questions from the audience.

The cost for the brunch and program is $15 per person. Please RSVP to Sheryl Eufinger at lwvkcjcp@gmail.com by March 14, 2020. Pay at the door in cash or check. Checks should be payable to the Garrison School Cultural Center. Include "Garrison Center" in the Memo line.

Visitors are welcome to explore the history on display at the center after the program. Click here to learn more about the Garrison School Cultural Center and CCAAL.

Co-sponsored by the Garrison School Cultural Center and the League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties.

Sunday, March 22, 2020
2pm
Puppetry Arts Institute
11025 E Winner Rd.
Independence MO
Girl Scout Tea with a Suffragist. Celebrate Women's History Month and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a suffragist. Click here for details.

To reserve your spots, use the Girl Scout Tea PayPal button above and to the left under the sidebar menu.

Cost: $5.50 for each attendee.

LWV Host: Stacey Webb

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Smith-Hale Middle School
9010A Old Santa Fe Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64138
SAVE THE DATE: Hickman Mills School District Board of Directors Candidate Forum. Co-sponsored by the South Kansas City Alliance and the League of Women Voters of Kansas City, Jackson, Clay, and Platte Counties.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
11am - 1pm
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: Lifting as We Climb. Examine the impact of African American women in the suffrage movement.

This event is free but requires registration. Box lunch is included.

Contact monique@mohumanities.org for more information.

LWV Host - Cindy Cart.

Sunday, March 29, 2020
2pm
Puppetry Arts Institute
11025 E Winner Rd.
Independence MO
Girl Scout Tea. Check back for details.

Cost: $10.

LWV Host: Stacey Webb

Monday, March 30, 2020
7-8pm
Harrisonville Camber of Commerce
106 S. Independence Street
Harrisonville, MO
Harrisonville School District Community Conversations. This is the last of three events for patrons of the Harrisonville School district to learn about two ballot issues on the April 7 ballot. Click here for details.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
6am - 7pm
  Municipal, School Board, Special Districts Elections.
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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7- 8:30pm
Shawnee Town
10511 W. 57th Street
Shawnee, KS
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: History on Tap. "Votes for Women" featuring Diane Eickhoff of Humanities Kansas.

Sponsored by woman-owned Servaes Brewing Company. Consider enjoying a special women's suffrage brew while you're here.

Cost:$5.00.

LWV Host - Anne Calvert.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
 
Jefferson City SAVE THE DATE: LWVMO Spring Conference.
Saturday, July 4, 2020
 
  SAVE THE DATE: Sugar Creek Fourth of July Parade.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
 
Kansas City Public Library SAVE THE DATE: National Archives' Traveling Exhibit "Rightfully Hers". Join League members in viewing this exhibit and enjoy lunch together.

Check back for details.

LWV Hosts: Anne Calvert and Cindy Cart

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
6:30pm
Kansas City Public Library
Branch to be determined
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: African-American Suffrage. Saje Mathiew will speak.

Event is free. Check back for more details.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
6 - 8 pm
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
219 N Delaware St.
Independence, MO 64050
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. Enjoy the documentary One Women, One Vote, originally aired on PBS in 1995.

This program documents the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage through the passage of the 19th Amendment - by one vote - in the U.S. Senate.

Free. Check back for more details.

LWV Host: Pauline Testerman

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
7- 8:30pm
Shawnee Town
11501 W. 57th Street
Shawnee, KS
CENTENNIAL PROGRAM: Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. Jammin' on the Green with Grand Marquis.

Free.

LWV Host - Anne Calvert.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:30 am - refreshments; 10:00 am - meeting
Second Presbyterian Church
318 E. 55 Street
Kansas City, MO
Gerrymandering. Dr. Robynn Kuhlmann, Professor of American Politics and Research Methods at Central Missouri State University, will speak on this subject. Check back for more details as they become available.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
 
  SAVE THE DATE: Independence Halloween Parade.