Making Democracy Work

First Fridays

2016-2017

A monthly forum usually held on the first Friday of every month. Speakers present on topics of importance to Lexington residents.

To see previous First Friday Forums on Lexmedia go to http://www.lexmedia.org/ondemand.html click on the 'Categories' tab, then select "League of Women Voters"

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, February 3, 2017
9:15AM
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Sustainable Energy Initiatives in Lexington 2017. The dangers of climate change are all around us and there is an immediate need to develop new energy sources as part of a healthy and sustainable environment. Come hear what is going on in Lexington to address this need and what we, as citizens can do about it.

Join us to hear an overview of Sustainable Lexington's programs that will increase residents' access to renewable energy, improve the performance of our homes, schools and municipal buildings while reducing our energy costs; and a program to reduce our building's emissions to zero over the next 25 years.

Learn about the following programs taking place in Lexington in 2017 including the Lexington Energy Challenge, Community Choice Aggregation, Net-Zero Emissions Community and the Sustainable Building Policy. Learn how you can take advantage of these opportunities and help ensure each of these programs is a success.

The program will be held in the large meeting room at Cary Memorial Library. All League forums are free and open to the public. This is the 5th in the series of 2016-2017 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available and the presentation will begin at 9:30. All League forums are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

Friday, March 3, 2017
9:15 AM
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
Changing Demographics: 20/20 Subcommittee on Asian Communities. Currently Lexington's residents of Asian ancestry are well represented on PTA/O boards, and are increasing their participation on the Town's elected and appointed committees. However, challenges remain in achieving a more complete integration into the existing social fabric of our community. Might we find solutions to these challenges in municipalities across the U.S. whose Asian populations exceed Lexington's?

A subcommittee of the Lexington 20/20 Vision Committee recently completed such a search, and found many practices that Lexington might adopt. Come and learn about the 15-month collaborative study undertaken by the subcommittee and Lexington's school and civic leaders, its unexpected findings, and the study's recommendations, including the establishment of a standing body known as the Diversity Think Tank.

We ask that you please invite a neighbor or friend of a different heritage than your own.

This is the 5th in the series of 2016-2017 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available and the presentation will begin at 9:30. All League forums are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com