Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

League Events in the Spokane Area

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Meetings are usually the second Tuesday of the month. Guests are welcome to attend. Some dates are tentative.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, January 18, 2020-Saturday, May 9, 2020
 
Jundt Art Museum
Gonzaga University
200 E Desmet Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
The 19th: For Her, For All. The Jundt Art Museum celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with this special exhibition, Prints by Women, featuring 20 images created by American female artists from each decade since 1920. The display includes prints created by several internationally-known artists such as Dorothy Dehner, Corita Kent, Alice Neel, Alison Saar, and Cindy Sherman.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
11:00am-1:00pm
Hope House
111 West Third Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Homeless Walking Tour. At our December 2019 meeting, Jon Carollo from Volunteers of America invited us on a Homeless Walking Tour.

The purpose of the Homeless Walking Tour is to educate Spokane citizens about the challenges faced by our homeless neighbors and the resources that exist to support them. We will take the walk that homeless women take daily, rain, snow or shine, from the Hope House to the Women's Hearth, highlighting services along the way.

There is very limited parking at Hope House, so plan on parking at the meters on the side streets.

We will meet at 11:00 behind Hope House in the alley, and then will go in for a tour.

Saturday, February 29, 2020
2:00-3:30pm
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Auditorium - E.A. Johnson
2316 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Hear My Voice. This dramatic and inspiring presentation by Rachel McClinton, co-founder of Living Voices, the entertaining educational program that combines storytelling and performance, is being offered to celebrate the centennial year of women receiving the right to vote in the United States. The program combines a dynamic solo performance with archival film and sound, turning history into a moving and personal journey. The central character in the performance is Jessie, the daughter of a political columnist from Tennessee, growing up in Washington, DC during the early 1900's. She becomes deeply involved in the suffrage movement, in time comparing women's fight for the right to vote to the one her younger brother Will stands for when he goes overseas to fight as a WWI soldier. As tragedy strikes both at home and abroad, and the battle for the vote continues to escalate, everyone in Jessie's family must face their own decisions about what they believe is right and the actions they are willing to take on this pivotal issue
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
1:00-2:00pm
Argonne Library
4322 North Argonne Rd.
Spokane, WA 99212
Ballot Party. Ballot Parties are planned prior to Presidential Primary with ballots due March 10. During ballot parties, we explain the parts of a ballot and may provide job descriptions for the public service jobs being sought. In the President Primary ballot parties, we will use the FAQ's provided by the Washington Secretary of State's Office to explain the new Presidential Primary ballot. FAQ's; https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/presidential-primary-faqs-.aspx
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
3:30-4:30pm
South Hill Library
3324 S Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203
Ballot Party. Ballot Parties are planned prior to Presidential Primary with ballots due March 10. During ballot parties, we explain the parts of a ballot and may provide job descriptions for the public service jobs being sought. In the President Primary ballot parties, we will use the FAQ's provided by the Washington Secretary of State's Office to explain the new Presidential Primary ballot. FAQ's; https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/presidential-primary-faqs-.aspx
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
 
  Presidential Primary. Ballots for the Presidential Primary are due today.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm
St. Andrews Church Social Hall
2404 North Howard
Spokane, WA 99205
General Meeting: Census and Redistricting. (Note: Program is repeated this evening. See below)

Two great speakers, Alex Panagotacos (Spokane Complete County) Alison McCaffree (LWVWA Issues Chair on Census & Re-districting), will give us an update on the Census process and discuss the once-in-ten-year process of the Washington State Commission on Redistricting.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
5:30 - 7:00pm
South Hill Library
3324 S Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203
General Meeting: Census and Redistricting. (Note: This is a repeat of the morning program above)

Alex Panagotacos
Alex Panagotacos

Two great speakers, Alex Panagotacos (Spokane Complete County) Alison McCaffree (LWVWA Issues Chair on Census & Re-districting), will give us an update on the Census process and discuss the once-in-ten-year process of the Washington State Commission on Redistricting.

Alison McCaffree

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
12:15pm
Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA 99202
Women's Suffrage Parade. Washington State passed the 19th Amendment on March 22, 1920, five months prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 19th Amendment guaranteed women's right to vote in the U.S. The GU commemorative parade is a sustainable, non-consumer, inclusive event.

This event is part of Gonzaga's yearlong recognition of the 19th Amendment's centennial.

Parade participants must be from the Gonzaga community, and the public is welcome to gather and watch.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
 
St. Andrews Church Social Hall
2404 North Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99205
General Meeting: Voter Registration/Ballot Parties. The November 2020 election is almost here, and we all need to be trained and ready to register voters and to understand the role ballot parties play in reaching underserved communities. If you have been working in voter registration and ballot parties, please plan on attending to share your experiences in this very important work. See Denise Campitelli's first-hand account of registering new citizens to vote in her first Naturalization Ceremony on page 4 of the February Voter.
Thursday, April 23, 2020-Saturday, April 25, 2020
 
Spokane Community College
Lair Auditorium
1810 N Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217
The Play: "Many Maps, One Voice". We are co-sponsoring a play on the history of the Washington Commission on Re-districting. The League was involved, and so was a member's grandmother.

Tickets are now available. Click here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
TBA
TBA May Annual Meeting. Details of date, time and location are not available yet.

Other Events

Our League events and meetings are listed on the Calendar page.

Other events League members may be interested in are listed below:

Felony Therapeutic Courts Download the flyer here.

You are invited to a public forum:

Tuesday, February 11th
Sponsored by People for Effective Government (PEG)
Location: the Moran Prairie Library,
6004 S. Regal, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Superior Court Judge Harold D. Clark III

The speaker will be Superior Court Judge, Harold D. Clarke III. Judge Clarke was admitted to the Bar in 1980. He served as a District Court Judge from 1999 to 2005 and has served as a Superior Court Judge Since January 2005. Among other duties, he currently presides over the Felony Drug and Mental Health Therapeutic Courts.The topic of Judge Clarke's talk is: Felony Therapeutic

Courts. The presentation will include a general description of a Therapeutic Court, an overview of the Therapeutic Courts in Spokane County, a more specific description of the Drug Court and Mental Health Courts, as well as the positive outcomes of these courts. These courts are effective, save lives, and save taxpayer dollars. A flyer is attached with this information.

PEG is a Spokane based non-partisan group of center-left and center-right voters who are committed to changing the current polarized and dysfunctional political climate to one of civility and common sense. PEG holds public forums every 4-7 weeks, from September to May each year. The next form is scheduled for March 12th.