Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters is proud of our history as a non-partisan, education-focused organization. We work hard to ensure that all of our sponsored events uphold these values by welcoming elected representatives, civic leaders, experts, and citizens from all background and affiliations to our programs and panels.

The League is and strives to remain non-partisan in all our activities, publications, and events. However, from time to time, we may cross-promote events related to our stated positions on issues even when the organization or speaker is not strictly non-partisan. This should not be taken as an endorsement from the League, but rather as encouragement for our members to become familiar with topics they might find interesting.

We believe that educating voters on a variety of topics, from a variety of perspectives, is an essential function of a healthy democracy.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, May 20, 2018
3:30 pm
Chapel Hill Community Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Environmental Issues Team Monthly Meeting. Many of our precious resources are threatened by ongoing state and national financial and regulatory cut backs. Join us to learn more on our events, concerns and advocacy about protecting our water and air.
Friday, May 25, 2018
6:00 pm
Chapel Hill Community Library
100 Library Dr.
Chapel, NC 27514
New Member Orientation. If you have not attended before, please join us. We will touch on League history, structure, mission and local/state activities. Pick up your copy of LWVUS Impact on Issues.
Monday, June 4, 2018
1:00 pm
Chapel Hill Community Library
100 Library Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Meeting room D
LWVODC Public Education Action Team Meeting. Join us for the monthly meeting of the LWVODC Public Education Action Team meeting. We will discuss current issues in public education and review plans for the film Backpack Full of Cash which will be shown on September 13, 2018.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe
1118 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
LWVODC Happy Hour. Join ODC members for a social hour and the opportunity to hear a brief informal update from the Action Teams. Of special interest is the action, or lack thereof, on bills during the State Legislature's 2018 session, and the Vote411 program.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
 
  Membership Notice. All LWVODC Memberships need to be renewed on or before June 30th 2018 (unless you joined on or after February 1st 2018). Additional information will be provided at the annual meeting.
Monday, July 9, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Holmes meeting room
Chatham Unit Meeting. Join us in preparing for the Nov. 2018 Election: Publicize Vote 411 (http://www.Vote411.org), which provides comprehensive voter information, participate in voter registration and education opportunities, participate in the local government Observer Corps and candidate forums. See Chatham Unit webpage for more information.
Monday, September 10, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Holmes meeting room
Chatham Unit Meeting. Join us in preparing for the Nov. 2018 Election: Publicize Vote 411, which provides comprehensive voter information, (http://www.Vote411.org), participate in voter registration and education opportunities, participate in the local government Observer Corps and candidate forums. See Chatham Unit webpage for more information.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Technical Community College
Educational Resources Center,
Room 5-100, Building 5
1637 E. Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27701


Free parking is available in Lot F and in Lot B
Film: Backpack Full of Cash. Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America's most vulnerable children.

This 90-minute documentary takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, into the world of what is now called education "reform." In Philadelphia and other big cities, public education - starved of resources - hangs in the balance. NC is at a crossroads as we see more and more privatization of our public schools.

The filmmakers are part of the team that made the award-winning 4-part PBS series, SCHOOL: The Story of Public Education, narrated by Meryl Streep. Directed by: Sarah Mondale. Produced by: Vera Aronow and Sarah Mondale FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Panel discussion with public education leaders will follow the film along with Q&A from audience.

Monday, November 5, 2018
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Chatham Community Library
197 NC Hwy 87 N
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Holmes meeting room
Chatham Unit Meeting. Join us for our pre-election unit meeting. Details to follow.