Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, February 1, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: The Waning of Pax Americana. Sabita Manian, Ph.D., Professor of International Relations, Lynchburg College. The U.S. has begun an historic shift away from Pax Americana that was established in the wake of World War II. Pax Americana promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing "America First," President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and where economic nationalism is the order of the day.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:30am
Credit Union Building
108 N 8th St.
Richmond VA 23219
Capitol,
Berkley Hotel
Richmond VA
Lobby Day & Women's Legislative Roundtable. The day begins with the Women's Legislative Roundtable, a non-partisan forum discussing public policy issues and the legislation to address them. Next there is time to visit individual legislators, attend the noon opening of the House and Senate and be recognized from the floor. The day ends with lunch at the Berkeley Hotel. Early Birds who go the day before my lobby with OneVirginia2021 and attend the afternoon Senate Privilege and Elections Committee.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: Global Health: Joanna H. Harris, M.D., Past Director of the Central Virginia Health Department. The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and wellbeing persist, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, the rising rates of chronic disease and vulnerability to new and deadly pandemics. The next several decades will be just as important in determining wellbeing across nations as the last were.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:00pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: Media and Foreign Policy: Navigating a Changing Landscape. Jennifer Gauthier, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, Randolph College. When six major companies control 90% of the media we consume daily, when reporting the news is no longer the exclusive purview of professional journalists, when a tweet can constitute national policy and when mainstream news organizations are gutting their international bureaus, it is clear that we need to think seriously about the relationship between the media and foreign policy.
Friday, February 23, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: Russia"s Foreign Policy. Allen Lynch, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, University of Virginia. Under President Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and undermining the influence of liberal democracies along its historic borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar when it interfered in the U.S. 20016 presidential contest. Putin's foreign policy includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the U.S. respond to Putin's foreign policy ambitions?
Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Snow Date for Great Decisions. If Lynchburg City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, The Great Decisions lecture for that day will be cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, March 1, if possible.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:00pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10am-12noon
Leave from and return to
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg VA 24503
Greater Lynchburg Transit Company. Ride the bus to tour GLTC's new facility and to discuss services and issues GLTC is currently facing.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
5:00pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11am-1pm
Central Virginia Community College
3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24501
New Programs at CVCC. Guided tour of areas devoted to workforce training and certification/licensure programs followed by lunch with a presentation by Pres. John Capps, Ph.D.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
5:30pm Reception; 6-8pm Buffet Dinner & Program
Lynchburg College
Drysdale Student Center, West Room
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg VA 24501
Annual Dinner with Dr. Crystal Edwards, Superintendent Lynchburg City Schools. A very short Annual Meeting will follow Dr. Edwards' presentation.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
 
Roslyn Retreat Center
8727 River Road
Henrico VA 23229
LWV-VA Council.