February 2019 Monthly Highlights

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Stay informed about the latest happenings in League for this month.

Transportation Committee Meeting

Tom and Debra Shrout will be presenting at our meeting. They have joined forces to help local and state governments, advocacy organizations and transit agencies to develop and implement strategic plans to educate the public about the benefits of improved transit, walking and biking. For more info contact vwexman [at] uic.edu (Virginia Wexman. )

League Office – Conference Room

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Hot Topics Lunch with League

We have a speaker about the Climate Crisis. Professor Emeritus at USC, John Odell, will describe solutions that can make a difference. Attendees must pre-order lunch choices and pay ahead $15. RSVP and pay online at hottopicclimate.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact s.trutt [at] verizon.net (Sandra Trutt ) or 310-479-7482.

HMS Bounty, 3357 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, 90010

Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Valley Unit Meeting - How To Avoid Scams!

Get some answers on how you can stay safe from scams and what to look out for. Joining us is Renee Rose, Deputy-in-Charge, Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Section of the White Collar Crimes Divisio at the LA County District Attorney’s Office.

Platt Library, 23600 Victory Blvd. Woodland Hills  91367

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

 

Committee on Criminal Justice Reform                        

How does the public gain trust in the legitimacy of an arm of government — law enforcement? If your goal is a criminal justice system that is just, effective, equitable and accountable, then join the Committee on Criminal Justice Reform for a discussion of racial disparities in policing.  RSVP with carolina.goodman [at] sbcglobal.net (Carolina Goodman. )

League Office – Conference Room                                       

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 pm

 

 

Save the date! A Woman's Voice: The Silent Breakers

Five Senses Tastings and V Wine Room once again join forces with The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles for our annual Women's History Month event.

This year's "A Woman's Voice" program is subtitled "The Silence Breakers".

We will explore the stories of four brave women who, in their own unique ways, broke silence on issues ranging from voting rights to sexual assault, gender equality and gun violence. Our featured Silence Breakers are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tarana Burke, Edna Chavez, and Susan B. Anthony.

Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. (League showing)

Additional showing at 6:30 p.m.

 

Pub Night

Come and enjoy some yummy snacks & drinks with the League of Women Voters at a Pub in Koreatown. Easy, validated parking. Address to be sent on RSVP wtih s.trutt [at] verizon.net (Sandra Trutt. ).

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Legislative Interviews

Starting in February and early March, everyone who is interested in participating contact mightmite [at] gmail.com (Jean Thomson ) or sfrice [at] sfrconsulting.com (Susan Rice ). Although they always used to be on Friday, some now are suggesting mid-week appointments. Emails go out to those interested announcing each scheduled interview. We expect this project will be over in early March, so come join us to see how interesting this project is.

Discussions on White Privilege

 The LWV of CA board has begun their work on diversity and is looking at “white privilege.”  They read and discussed the book, White Fragility by Robin Diangelo, at their December meeting, and have several articles to discuss in March.

We thought maybe we can do this, too. Several members of LWVLA and LWV-Santa Monica are interested in participating in a monthly discussion group.  We hope you would be interested in joining one of two groups:  one in Mid-Town or West LA and one in the Valley. Members of the group would determine date/time and location. 

Contact s.trutt [at] verizon.net (Sandra Trutt ) or 310-479-7482, if you would like to participate.

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