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League of Women Voters of Providence

LWV Providence Conversations

Providence League of Women Voters Conversations - informal conversation on on issues of interest with coffee and dessert.

The Providence LWV holds regular "Providence Conversations," where guests are invited to chat informally, over dessert, with Leaguers. Recent conversations have included "Ethics: Closer to Home", with Susann Mark, Esq. Chair of Providence Ethics Commission; "DACA: From Dream to Limbo with Deportation?" with Kathy Cloutier, executive director, Dorcas International Institute; "A New Voice on the Council" with Mary Kay Harris; and "The Gangs of Providence" with Detective Sergeant Michael Wheeler.

For more information on future Conversations, contact

Pictured at a recent Conversation: Kathleen Cloutier, Executive Director, Dorcas International; Meg Kerr, Senior Director of Policy, Audubon Society of RI; and Peter Marino, President & CEO, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, and LWV moderator Joan Retsinas. The speakers were part of "Rhode Island Acts: Beyond the 2016 Election: Rhode Island/Federal Government--Who Leads?" one of two community discussions co-sponsored by the LWV Providence and Lippitt House Museum in April.

LWV Providence Officers

Conveners Hollie Courage, Joan Retsinas, Barbara Feldman, and Liz Head

For more information, please contact: or 401-272-0422 or or 401-351-2269

Tea at Blithewold

On September 18th the Providence LWV held its second annual fundraising tea at Blithewold in Bristol + almost chrysanthemum season. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea attended, then graciously spoke to the group and answered questions. Thank you to all that attended.


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