Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, October 1, 2018
6:30 pm
First Congregational Church
54 S Jackson St
Janesville, WI 53545
LWV Janesville Board Meeting.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
8:00am-1:00pm
Forward Janesville Conference Room
14 South Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53545
Campaign Management Institute (CMI). CMI LogoCo-hosted by Forward Janesville and LWV-Janesville, the CMI gives civic-minded citizens a first-hand look at how to run a campaign for elective office.

FREE and open to anyone interested in learning more about the political process, especially those who are considering seeking local office.

For more information, contact Dan Cunningham at (608)757-3160.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6:30 pm
Beloit City Hall
100 State St.
Beloit, WI 53511
Candidate Forum for the Wisconsin Assembly. Candidates for

  • Assembly District 31--Brittany Keyes (D) and Amy Loudenbeck (R) and
  • Assembly District 45--Mark Spreitzer (D) and Reese Wood (L)

will respond to questions from sponsoring organizations and from the audience.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00am-11:30am
Common Council Chambers
Whitewater Municipal Building
312 W. Whitewater St.
Whitewater, WI 53140
Candidate Forum for State Assembly District 43. LWV of the Whitewater Area will conduct a candidate forum featuring challenger Gabriel Szerlong (R) and incumbent Don Vruwink (D).

Citizens in attendance can submit written questions to the candidates.

The forum will be broadcast live by Whitewater Community TV and the recording will be made available for viewing after the event.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
 
  Deadline to register by mail or online to vote..
Friday, October 19, 2018
7:30pm
UWW at Rock County
2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546


Allen Hall 106
Congressional Debate Viewing Party. Watch the live stream webcast of the debate for the 1st Congressional District between Randy Bryce (D) and Bryan Steil (R) being held in Oak Creek. Viewing will be in Allen Hall 106 (Lecture Hall) on the UWW at Rock County campus.

Doors open at 7:00.

Hosted by the History Department of UWW at Rock County and LWV of Janesville.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:30am - noon
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S. Main
Janesville, WI 53545
"Race: The Power of an Illusion" Part 1. Viewing and discussion of Episode 1: The Difference Between Us

Background Reading:

10 Things Everyone should know about race http://newsreel.org/guides/race/10things.htm

Race Literacy Quiz http://newsreel.org/guides/race/quiz.htm

A Long History of Affirmative Action - For Whites http://newsreel.org/guides/race/whiteadv.htm

Foreclosed: State of the Dream 2008 http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/ufe/legacy_url/500/StateOfDream_01_16_08_Web.pdf?1448058484

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:30am- Noon
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S. Main
Janesville, WI 53545
"Race: The Power of an Illusion", Part 2. Viewing and discussion of Episode 2: The Story We Tell

Background Reading: (See list for Oct 20 event)

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
1:00pm-2:30pm
Webinar Webinar: Advancing the League's Goal to Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Action. Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6304674833382783491

This session will put DEI principles into action to increase the League's social impact work in communities across the nation. During this webinar, you will learn about State and Local Leagues' activities that are expanding their reach into more diverse communities. Speakers will discuss the ways individual leaders are overcoming discomfort with communicating across dimensions of difference. This session builds on content offered at the June LWV Convention in Chicago that covered communicating across dimensions of difference through active listening, asking powerful questions, and noticing and mitigating bias.

We encourage your participation in this webinar as a specific League activity in order to share collective ideas and strategies that would be helpful in the near term and in advance of the election cycle. We invite all League members to participate individually or in teams. It is not necessary to have attended the Chicago training to participate in this webinar.

The discussion will be facilitated by Diversity Dimensions Consulting, LLC--a Washington, D.C. based company that provides effective solutions to individuals and organizations seeking to harness the power of diversity and inclusion. Diversity Dimensions focuses on the intersection of culture, identity, and traditional leadership competencies and customizes strategic solutions to ensure business and career success.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
 
  Deadline to request an absentee ballot by regular mail..
Friday, November 2, 2018
 
  Deadline to register to vote in your municipal clerk's office..
Saturday, November 3, 2018
10:30 am - Noon
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S. Main
Janesville, WI 53545
"Race: The Power of an Illusion", Part 3. Viewing and discussion of Episode 3: The House We Live In

Background Reading: (See list for Oct 20 event)

Monday, November 5, 2018
6:30 pm
First Congregational Church
54 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53545
LWV Janesville Board Meeting.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 
  General Election. Your Vote Counts!
Saturday, November 10, 2018
9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 Co Hwy M
Middleton, WI 53562
LWVWI Issues Briefing 2018. For more information about the day's agenda and to register, visit the Wisconsin LWV website: lwvwi.org

Registration is $45, $15 for students

Monday, December 3, 2018
6:30pm
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545
LWV Janesville Board Meeting.
Monday, January 7, 2019
6:30 pm
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545
LWV Janesville Board Meeting.
Monday, February 4, 2019
6:30 pm
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545
LWV Janesville Board Meeting.
Monday, March 4, 2019
6:30 pm
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545
LWV Janesville Board Meeting.
Monday, April 1, 2019
6:30 pm
Hedberg Public Library
Public Meeting Room
316 S. Main St.
Janesvill, WI 53545
LWV Janesville Board Meeting.
Monday, May 6, 2019
 
  LWV Janesvlle Board Meeting.
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