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LWV Providence Calendar

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, September 24, 2018
1 pm
Blithewold Mansion
101 Ferry Rd (Route 114)
Bristol, RI 02809
Fundraising Tea at Blithewold. On September 24th, the Providence LWV will hold its third annual fundraising tea at Blithewold in Bristol. Come join us!
Special Guest: Kay Maxwell, former LWV US President
For more information
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.
URI - Paff Auditorium
80 Washington St.
Providence, RI 02903
Mayoral Debate. The public is invited to hear the five candidates discuss the issues that affect the capital city.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
5:30-8PM
603 Angell St
Providence, RI 02906
Providence LWV Annual Meeting.
5:30 - 6:30: Barbecue/Potluck Dinner
6:30 - 7:00: LWV Business Meeting
7:00 - 8:00: Guest Speaker: Rev. Ebony Grisom, Tri-Char, Rhode Island Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

This December faith leaders gathered in Washington, DC to revive, nationally, the Poor People's Campaign, which Dr. Martin Luther King had launched. Come learn about Rhode Island's Campaign.

While only LWV members may vote at the business part of the meeting, all are welcome to attend any and all parts of the evening.

Please RSVP if you can join us for dinner. The Conveners will provide the food; you need bring only your enthusiasm.

RSVP emhead603@hotmail.com or 401 351 2269

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
9:30 AM
603 Angel St
Providence, RI 02906
Bimonthly Member's Meeting.
Regular meeting to review minutes and provide updates on programs and recent and upcoming events.

For the minutes from our March meeting, go here.

Monday, March 26, 2018
6:30-8 p.m
Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
Threats to Elections: Should We Worry?.
What are the threats to our voting process? Cam technology make our elections secure?

Speakers:
Robert Rapoza
- Executive Director, RI State Board of Elections
Joseph Cammarano - Associate Professor of Political Science, Providence College
John Savage - An Wang Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Parking available in the Wheeler School lot across the street.
For wheelchair-access, call Carrie Taylor, 401- 453-0688 , ctaylor@preserveri.org
Monday, March 19, 2018
6:30-8 p.m
Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
I know a Guy: Ethics in RI.
Do we have a permissive attitude towards corruption? Can politicians self-regulate?

Speakers:
Jason Gramitt
- Education Coordinator, RI Ethics Commission
Jim Hummel - Executive Director & Senior Investigator, The Hummel Report
John Dietrich - Professor of Political Science, Bryant University

Parking available in the Wheeler School lot across the street.
For wheelchair-access, call Carrie Taylor, 401- 453-0688 , ctaylor@preserveri.org
Monday, March 12, 2018
6:30-8 p.m
Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
Corruption in Rhode Island: Reality and Perception.
How corrupt are we? How does media expose it? What impact on our economy?

Speakers:
Margaret Curran
- Former US Attorney for RI
Tracy Breton - Former investigative reporter, Providence Journal
Richard Ratcliffe - Former RI Assistant Attorney General
Grafton (Cap) Willey IV - Tax and Budget Chair, SBA Small Business Summit

Parking available in the Wheeler School lot across the street.
For wheelchair-access, call Carrie Taylor, 401- 453-0688 , ctaylor@preserveri.org
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
5:30-8:30 p.m.
603 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02906
Pizza party & Convener Meeting - Weather Alert.
Due to weather, check with Liz for status of meeting.

Interested in helping the Providence League? Join us as we plan our activities. Everyone welcome.

Pizza at 5:30pm, meeting at 6:00 at 603 Angell St. All over by 8:30 at the latest.

Please RSVP (yeses only) to Liz at emhead603@hotmail.com or 401-351-2269.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.
603 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02906
Providence: Clearing the Streets of the City.
Providence League of Women Voters Invites you to a Providence Conversation

Rhode Island has weathered blizzards, snowstorms, ice, and floods. Meet the man behind the Herculean challenge of Clearing The Streets.

Guest: Michael Borg, executive director, Department of Public Works City of Providence

For more information, 401-351-2269, or emhead603@hotmail.com

Monday, December 4, 2017
7-8:30 p.m.
133 Dexterdale Rd.
Providence, RI 02906
Conversation - Closer to Home: Ethics in Providence. Embezzlement, conflicts of interest, graft: We hear about ethical lapses. Come listen to how the city responds.

Guest: Susann Mark, Esq., Chair, Providence Ethics Commission

Monday, September 18, 2017
1 p.m.
Blithewold
101 Ferry Rd
Bristol, RI
LWV Providence Tea at Blithewold. On Monday, September 18, Blithewold Mansion will be open exclusively to the LWV Providence and its guests for its annual tea and an optional tour of the mansion and gardens. $45 per person.