Mark Your Calendars for LWV DC Events
Thurs., Dec. 13, 5:00 to 6:30 PM: Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub, 8123 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
What’s a Municipality and Why Should We Care?
Do you know why there so many divisions of local government? How did they come about and what does each do? Do we really need them all? Susan Kohout will share an interesting overview of the many forms of local government in Wisconsin – county, city, village, town, and school board.
Wed., Jan. 9, 7:00 PM: Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay
- The DC League is co-sponsoring the documentary Saving Snow with the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. This video about a disappearing snow season due to warmer winters is more than just a frustration for the millions of Americans who enjoy winter sports. It means lost income for the many towns and small businesses that depend on winter tourism and recreation to stay afloat. Winter professional athletics, even the Winter Olympics, are affected.
- Saving Snow focuses on people coming to terms with these changes, financially and emotionally. But it also presents solutions. The film highlights determined individuals and organizations who are working to reduce their communities’ impacts on the environment and raise awareness of the need for action. Film maker Diogo Freire says, “I want people to see that climate change is not a distant problem. It’s happening now, and it’s affecting people’s lives. But more than that, I want them to understand that there are things they can do about it. There are lots of people out there working on solutions.”
Tues., Jan. 15, 5:00 to 6:30 PM: Samuelson Creek/White Birch Inn, 1009 S Oxford Ave., Sturgeon Bay
- Warm up in the cold winter: Come to have a broad discussion of the “hot topics” of the day, be it local or national. This yearly event is always interesting and well attended.
- “Lively Issues” is one step in the process of developing what League program will be for the following year at the local, state, or national level. We will decide as a group which topic is “most lively” and have some good, civil conversation.
Thurs., Feb. 28, 5:00 to 6:30 PM: Leathem Smith, 1640 Memorial Drive, Sturgeon Bay
- How much do you really know about the League of Women Voters? Come, join others, try your luck at playing League Jeopardy! to find out!
- This will be a fun night for all our members, whether they are new to League or “seasoned.” AND there will be prizes!
- Come just for the fun and beverages -- but know you also might just learn a thing or two you did not know about LWV.
Fri., March 29, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay
The Color of Law Book Discussion
The Color of Law Book Discussion
- The League and the Door County Library are co-sponsoring a “lunch and learn” discussion of the thought-provoking book, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein. “This ‘powerful and disturbing history’ exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide” (New York Times Book Review).
- We continue to reap the results of these policies today with the subjugation of poverty. This will be a book and a discussion you will remember for a long time. Bring your own lunch; coffee and cookies will be provided.