Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, March 4, 2019
6 pm
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future with Andrew Kydd. Manitowoc Public Library Balkansky Community Room ABC

Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran. To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations? Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2019 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event

Age Group(s): All Ages

Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Monday, March 4, 2019
6 pm
WI MARITIME MUSEUM
75 Maritime Dr.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Public Presentation on Coal-tar Pavement Sealants. Join your neighbors to learn more about:

  • Human health & environmental harms of toxic coal-tar sealants

  • Actions you & your community can take to protect your health and our water resources

Printable flyer
Monday, March 11, 2019
6 pm
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics with Kevin Kelly. Manitowoc Public Library Balkansky Community Room ABC

Cyber conflict is a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure. Russia has been accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential elections in the United States and China is highly committed to using cyberspace as a tool of national policy. Dealing with cyber conflict will require new ways of looking at 21st century warfare. Is the United States prepared to respond to such threats?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2019 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event

Age Group(s): All Ages

Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Thursday, March 14, 2019
7 pm
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Election Forum. The League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the candidates for the School Board for the Manitwooc Public School District on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00PM at Manitowoc City Hall in the Council Chambers. Candidates are Seth Damrow, Dave Nickels, Richard Nitsch, Meredith Sauer, and Elizabeth Williams. These candidates will be running in the Spring General Election, which will be held Tuesday, April 2.

This forum is free and open to the public, who will be able to ask questions of the candidates. Refreshments will be served. For information on your local polling place, how to register to vote or what will be on your local ballot, please visit My Vote WI

Monday, March 18, 2019
6 pm
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Decoding US-China Trade with Martin Farrell. Manitowoc Public Library Balkansky Community Room ABC

Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America's true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China's. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China's unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2019 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event

Age Group(s): All Ages

Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Monday, March 25, 2019
 
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: State of the State Department and Diplomacy with Daniel Stoll. Manitowoc Public Library Balkansky Community Room ABC

During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2019 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event

Age Group(s): All Ages

Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Thursday, March 28, 2019
6-8 pm
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Election Forum. Manitowoc City Council Candidates My Vote WI
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Your Polling Place Spring General Election.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
 
Holiday Inn
4601 Calumet Ave
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Annual Meeting. Please save the date for the LWV-Manitowoc County Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 15 from 5:30-8:30 pm. More details will be forthcoming.