Making Democracy Work

Calendar of League Events Throughout Rhode Island

The LWVRI and our local Leagues sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. Please join us.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7 PM
Salve Regina University,
O'Hare Academic Bldg,
Bazarsky Lecture Hall,
36 Ochre Point Avenue,
Newport
Why They Marched: Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage. A pioneer in the field of women's history and a leading feminist biographer, Susan Ware will be the presenter this evening.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9:30 am
603 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02906
Providence Convener Meeting.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1 pm
133 Terrace Ave.
Riverside, RI 02915
Book Club. HARRIET TUBMAN:The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton. (only 221 pages)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
6-7:30 P.M.
Westerly Library Auditorium
44 Broad Street
Westerly, RI 02891
"From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the American Woman Suffrage Movement".. The struggle for woman suffrage was an important and hard-fought step toward gender equality. Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman's right to vote. Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda that culminated in the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermeule will present some of the most engaging and interesting songs of the movement, with historical commentary. LWV of South County presented in partnership with the Friends of the Westerly Library. Adults, teens, and children welcome.

Monday, March 16, 2020
6:30-8 p.m
Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
LWV/Lippitt Conversation.
Equity in Voting What are impediments that keep eligible voters from exercising their franchise? What can be done to overcome barriers and encourage broader participation?
Scheduled Speakers:
Kat Kerwin
, Providence City Councilwoman and community organizer
Wendy Schiller, Chair of Political Science, Brown University
Angel Taveras, Former Providence Mayor

Free. Registration encouraged.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
5:30-8:30 p.m.
68 Hunters Run
North Providence, RI 02904
Education Fund Meeting.
Monday, March 23, 2020
6:30-8 p.m
Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
LWV/Lippitt Conversation.
Criminal Justice Reform What is being done to overcome biases in the criminal justice system, promote the exercise of justice with equity, and not unjustly burden communities of color?
Scheduled Speakers:
Jill Harrison
, Professor of Justice Studies, Rhode Island College
Judge Mary McElroy, Judge Federal District Court of Rhode Island
Judge Judith C. Savage, Former Rhode Island Superior Court Judge

Free. Registration encouraged.

Monday, March 30, 2020
6:30-8 p.m
Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906
LWV/Lippitt Conversation.
Equal Pay for Equal Work What can be done today to promote equal pay for equal work regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, or ethnicity?
Scheduled Speakers:
Marcela Betancur
, Executive Director, Latino Policy Institute
Rachel Flum, Executive Director, Economic Progress Institute
Maureen Maigret, Consultant, Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island

Free. Registration encouraged.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
1-3 pm
133 Terrace Ave.
Riverside, RI 02915
Book Club. Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush - Reading Across RI book
Saturday, April 4, 2020-Sunday, April 5, 2020
 
LWV New England Annual Regional Conference in Wells, Maine LWV New England Annual Regional Conference.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
 
  Presidential Preference Primary.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
9:30 am
603 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02906
Providence Convener Meeting.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
1-3 pm
133 Terrace Ave.
Riverside, RI 02915
Book Club. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery (272 pages)
Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:00-7:45pm
Westerly Library Auditorium
44 Broad Street
Westerly, RI 02891
"What She Left Behind: Woman Suffrage Memorabilia and the Movement".. A presentation by Professor Kenneth Florey, author of "Woman Suffrage Memorabilia", 2015. Professor Florey will share the stories and cultural meaning of his extensive collection of suffrage memorabilia including items such as, postcards, buttons, posters, and ceramics . Some of the collection will be on display. Presented in partnership with the Westerly Historical Society.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
1-3 pm
133 Terrace Ave.
Riverside, RI 02915
Book Club. The Sovereignty & Goodness of God by Mary Rowlandson (copied pages will be provided)
Thursday, June 11, 2020
3-5pm
Rhode Island State Capitol
Governor's Reception Room
Providence, RI
13th Annual Susan B. Wilson Award in Civics Education. The Wilson Award is a competitive statewide award given to three Rhode Island teachers who incorporate civics in innovative ways into their teaching.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Barrington Public Library
281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Education Fund - Annual Meeting.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
6:30-7:30pm
Westerly Library Auditorium
44 Broad Street
Westerly, RI 02891
"Living Literature Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment".. Living Literature actors present famous suffrage figures. Adults, tens and children welcome.
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
9:30 am
603 Angell St.
Providence, RI 02906
Providence Convener Meeting.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
1-3 pm
133 Terrace Ave.
Riverside, RI 02915
Book Club. A Piece of the World by Christine Baker Kline (296 pages)
Saturday, August 1, 2020-Monday, August 31, 2020
all month during library hours
Westerly Library
Media Room
44 Broad Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Library Theme of the Month - Women's Suffrage - an art exhibit featuring Victoria Gueriana: "Abiding Courage - Commemorating the 19th Amendment Centennial, The Story Continues.".. The library will feature books about suffrage during the month and there will be a traveling exhibition including artworks honoring 100 years of women. The bronze and plaster busts of famous suffragettes by Victoria Gueriana will be featured.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
1-3 pm
133 Terrace Ave.
Riverside, RI 02915
Book Club. Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict (322 pages)
Thursday, October 1, 2020
1-3 pm
25 Rim Rock Court
Tiverton, RI 02878
Book Club. Favorite Poetry and other sharing
Thursday, November 5, 2020
1-3 pm
133 Terrace Ave.
Riverside, RI 02915
Book Club. A Border Passage: From Cairo to America by Leila Ahmed (307 pages)