League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."
LWV-VA 40th Biennial Convention – Virtual Meeting: May 22-23.
“Come” to the LWV Virginia 40th Biennial Convention – a virtual celebration! In addition to the plenary sessions when we debate and vote on important League issues, we have several exciting breakout sessions. Meet new people and catch up with old friends. Register below. Note the $50 registration fee is reimbursable by our local League. Submit your invoice to Anne Claar, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The plenary sessions will take place on the mornings of May 22 and 23 but we will also have several informative breakout sessions during the afternoon of May 22. Non delegates may view the plenary sessions from a social media platform and ALL League members will participate in the breakout sessions.
You will be able to register for several optional meetings as well as the breakouts of your choice.
You may sign up for EITHER optional training session on May 19. There is one on May 19 at 2p and another on May 19 at 7p. These are the same session, just offered at different times. This will acquaint you with the zoom and basic convention procedures.
May 20 at 7 PM is the Affordable Housing Study Position Caucus where you can learn more about the study which will be voted on at the plenary session
May 21 at 7 PM is the Election Security Study Position Caucus where you can learn more about that study also up for a vote at the plenary.
May 22 – 23 – The plenary sessions start at 8:30 AM. On the afternoon of the 22nd you will pick the breakout you want to attend.
If you have any questions or encounter any problems, email Joan at email@example.com.
Democracy For All – Now is the Time
League of Women Voters of Virginia State Convention
Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, 2021
Registration Fee $50
Saturday, May 1, 2021: Virtual Wares Market Open
Tuesday, May 18:
7:00 pm: Caucus on Proposed Programs
Wednesday, May 19:
2:00 pm: Convention Orientation Session
7:00 pm: Convention Orientation Session Repeated
Thursday, May 20:
7:00 pm: Affordable Housing — Alice Tousignant
Friday, May 21:
7:00 pm: Election Security — Lisa Koteen Gerchick, LWV-ARL
Jane Newell, LWV-RMA
Sidney Johnson, LWVFA
Saturday, May 22:
8:30 – 11:45 am: General Session
8:30 – 9:00 am: Opening Speaker
— Carolyn Jefferson Jenkins, former President of the LWVUS and author of The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters
9:00 – 11:45 am: Business Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break with Musical Entertainment
12:15 to 12:45 pm
Capital Harmonia, directed by Mary Ann East
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Workshops
Moderated by Mary Jane Cleary, LWVFA
— Dawn Butorac, Chief Public Defender, Fairfax County
— Bradley Haywood, Chief Public Defender, Arlington County and
Falls Church, Founder and CEO of Justice
— Monica Reid, Director of Advocacy for National Association of
Criminal Justice Lawyers
The Future of Behavioral Health in Virginia
Moderated by Catherine Read, Creative Engagement Strategist
— Virginia State Senator Monty Mason, Deeds Commission
— Marissa Farina-Morse, Service Director Diversion First
Fairfax-Falls Church Community Board
— W. Corey Trench, Activist and President of Hope Family
For the People: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 and Beyond
Moderated by Doris B. Mallory Bey, EdD
— Dr. Angela Duncan, PhD, MS, M Div., Associate Dean for
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of
Health Professions and School of Nursing.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Patient
Counseling, College of Health Professions,
Virginia Commonwealth University.
3:30 – 5:00 pm: Workshops
Coming Soon – Fair Maps
— Chris de Rosa, Coordinator
LWVVA Redistricting Issues Group
— Fran Larkins, Fredericksburg LWV
Climate Change in Your Community
— Anna Weber, Arlington League Board Member
and Member, Virginia Environmental Issue Group
Organizing and Maintaining Student Members
— Alana McBride, Arlington Student Board Member
— Julia Van Lare, Student
— Mattie Nguyen, Student
— Lilly Watson, Student
7:00 PM – Resolutions Committee Meeting
Sunday, May 23
8:30 am – 12 Noon: Plenary Session
8:30 – 9:00 am: Opening Speaker
— Emily Frye, MITRE Corporation, The Squint Program
9:00 am – 12 Noon: Business Meeting
12 Noon – Adjournment of Plenary Session
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Bonus Workshop
Election Mis/Disinformation and Cybersecurity and What To Do About It
Moderated by Pam Berg
— Mr. Marc Schneider, Co-Director Election Integrity Initiative Cybersecurity Principal, Center for Securing the Homeland, MITRE
Fee is $50.
League of Women Voters
of the Charlottesville Area
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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