Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6pm
MVCC
Schafer Theater
Info. Technology Bldg
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY 13501
Suffragette and Dreamer: 80th Anniversary Journey to Oz. L. Frank Baum's connection to the SUffragette movement and how it ties into the American Fairy Tale followed by a screening of The Wizard of Oz.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
1:30-2:30
Herkimer College
Robert McLaughlin College Center
Room 247
100 Reservoir Rd
Herkimer, NY 13350
A Friend of a Friend: Tales of the Underground Railroad. By Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill & Jill Rafferty-Weinisch

This original docu-play, developed by theREP, used New York State archival documents to bring to life the impact of the Fugitive Slave Act in the Capital Region. The story tells the intense moral struggles of several local residents, including former slave Solomon Northup and Harriet and Stephen Myers, who produced an anti-slavery newspaper and risked their freedom to be conductors on the Underground Railroad.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
7pm
Unitarian-Universalist Church
10 Higby Road
Utica, NY 13501
The Urgency of Adaptation. SUNYIT Emeritus Professor Ken Mazlen will speak about The Urgency of Adaptation to a rapidly warming environment. The lead editorial in a recent Sunday's NY Times was "Time to Panic," by David Wallace-Wells, deputy editor at New York magazine & author of the forthcoming The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming.

Refreshments will be served and discussion is welcome!

Thursday, March 21, 2019
9am - 3pm
Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
What Stands Between Us: Racism Workshops.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
10am registration, 10:30am speaker
Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
General Meeting - Teaching High School Students How to Engage in Politics. The state League and the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Association (NYS4A) are pleased to announce the publication of seven lesson plans on state and local government for teachers of the New York Grade 12 Participation in Government course.

Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director of LWVNY and Lisa Kissinger, President of the NYS Social Studies Supervisory Assoc. will be here to demonstrate and explain the lesson plans.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
 
  Advocacy Training Day - Lobby Day. Our annual advocacy training day with opportunity to lobby your state legislators in Albany.

We will be convening in meeting rooms A and B of the New York State Museum. Registration form and additional details on the format for the day will be posted on the Members calendar when available.

Lobby Day Material and Memos of Support

Members should look on the Membership calendar for Registration form.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
 
TBA Annual Meeting & Election of Officers.
Sunday, May 19, 2019-Wednesday, May 22, 2019
 
Albany, NY Students Inside Albany. The conference is designed to increase students' awareness of New York's governmental process. It brings together high school students from across the state to learn about the process by which citizens can participate in the policy making arena, including tours of the Capital and opportunities to shadow their representatives in the Senate and Assembly.

The conference features workshops on areas such as Media Perspectives on Public Policy Issues, How Does NYS Government Work? And Tips for Being a Successful Citizen Lobbyist.

For the student selected to represent our League, all expenses are covered including travel, overnight accommodations and meals during the conference. For information on the application process, contact us at youth@lwvuticarome.org or contact our SIA Chair, Dawn Laguerre ,at 315-266-7548 or laguerremedia@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 6, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Friday, June 7, 2019-Sunday, June 9, 2019
 
Albany Hilton LWVNYS 100th Anniversary Convention. Details coming.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
noon - 9pm
  Primary Day.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Friday, September 13, 2019
10:30am
Oneida County Court House
200 Elizabeth St
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Thursday, September 26, 2019
11 a.m.
Fort Stanwix
112 East Park St
Rome, NY 13440
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6am - 9pm
  GENERAL ELECTION.
Friday, November 15, 2019
10:30am
MVCC
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.

LWV Members interested in volunteering should contact VoterServices@lwvuticarome.org