Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, March 2, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. India Changes Course

Join Joseph W. Elder, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Languages & Cultures of Asia, Integrated Liberal Studies at UW-Madison, as he discusses India Changing Course.

Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn't stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4:30 p.m. (note time change!)
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Move To Ammend Informational Session. Donna Richards from Fond du Lac will meet and discuss how volunteers support the Move to Amend project in her area.

Wisconsin Move to Amend

Move to Amend is not a LWV Manitowoc County event, this posting is for informational purposes.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10 a.m.-12:30p.m.
Ozaukee County Club
10823 North River Road
Mequon, Wisconsin
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION - Ozaukee County. The League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County is pleased to announce an outstanding speaker for its annual Women's History Month event. Because of a personal connection, we are able to offer a speaker with world-wide experience in the field of human rights. We hope that the members of your organization will be interested in attending.

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Monday, March 9, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Syria's Refugee Crisis

Join Alise Coen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UW-Sheboygan and UW-Manitowoc, as she discusses Syria's Refugee Crisis.

Syrians have for a century welcomed over a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq and other countries around the region. Now, thanks to a multi-year civil war, they are on track to become the source of the world's largest refugee population in a matter of months. As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a "lost generation" remains. Ultimately, though, the safety of displaced Syrians rests with the whole international community.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 16, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Brazil's Metomorphosis

Join Martin Farrell, PhD, Director of Global Studies, Politics & Government at Ripon College, as he discusses Brazil's Metamorphosis.

Brazil -- it's the "B" in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence -- it's drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil's trickiest problems -- deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership -- have held it back.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
7 p.m.
Council Chambers
Two Rivers City Hall
Two Rivers City Council Candidates Forum. The League is holding a Candidates Forum for Two Rivers City Council candidates at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 in the Council Chambers of Two Rivers City Hall. There are five candidates running for three open seats on the Council. Candidates Kay Koach, Mark Bittner, Patrick Gagnon, Darla LeClair and Jack Powalisz will be participating.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
7 pm
Two Rivers City Hall
1717 E. Park Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241
TWO RIVERS Candidate Forum. A Candidate Forum will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Two Rivers City Hall on Thursday, Mar. 19. There are five candidates running for five available seats. All five will participate: Kay Koach, Mark Bittner, Patrick Gagnon, Darla LeClair and Jack Powalisz.

The public will be able to ask questions of the candidates.

Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 23, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

Join H. Richard Friman, PhD, Professor of International Studies & Political Science at Marquette University, as he discusses Human Trafficking in the 21st Century.

Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world's leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 6, 2015
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
 
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Thursday, May 14, 2015
5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Manitowoc
4601 Calumet Ave
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Annueal Meeting. Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting of LWV of Manitowoc County on Thursday, May 14. We will gather together for dinner then a program. More program details will follow soon.

The annual business meeting will also take place. It will include approval of our program as well as election of officers.