League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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LWV-VA 40th Biennial Convention – Virtual Meeting: May 22-23.

May 2, 2021

“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, anneclaar1@gmail.com.

Click here to RSVP.  $50 fee.

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 firstvp@lwv-va.org.

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:

Caucus Meeting

7:00 pm: Affordable Housing — Alice Tousignant


Friday, May 21:

Caucus Meeting

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

Equal Justice

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

Forward Virginia

— 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.


LWV CVA Board of Directors Mtg
Date/Time - Wed May 19, 3 - 5 pm
Zoom meeting. For further information, contact Pat Cochran, email: patcochranlwvcva@gmail.com
LWV-VA 40th Biennial Convention
Date/Time - May 22-23, 2021
Zoom meeting-$50 registration fee. Eventbrite registration: copy this link to your browser - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lwv-va-40th-biennial-convention-may-22-23-2021-tickets-148378186149
For further information, contact Pat Cochran, email: patcochranlwvcva@gmail.com

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Email:  lwv@lwv-cva.org

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