Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, November 7, 2014
9:15 AM
Community Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum - Local Police, Citizens and Federal Grants. We are fortunate to live in a town where violent crime is relatively rare, and where our local police force has a well-deserved reputation for dealing sensitively with citizens, as they go about keeping the town peaceful and safe for us all.

However, the recent painful events in Ferguson, Missouri, have led us to think seriously about the interaction between local police forces and citizens. New to many of us is the existence of federal grants which can provide military grade equipment and weaponry to local police.

Join us to learn firsthand from Lexington Police Chief Mark Corr and Community Resource Office Aidan Evelyn about their grant requests and the status of these requests.

This is the second in the series serving to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:30.

For more information or to carpool, contact the League of Women Voters of Lexington at lwv.lexington@gmail.com. All League forums are open to the public at no charge

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
7:30 PM
Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Lexington, MA
Shot and Shell Tell the Tale. Shot and Shell Tell the Tale: What Archaeology Can Contribute to the Study of Conflict

Internationally renowned battlefield archaeologist, Dr. Douglas Scott, will discuss how archaeology can hep us discover the true history of battle sites. Dr. Scott's wide ranging experience runs the gamut from ground breaking research on US battle sites to support for international human rights and forensic investigations. Dr. Scott is visiingt the area to support archaeological research of the Parker's Revents battle site in Minute Man National Historical Park.

This program is free and open to the public. For more info, contact the Friends of Minute Man National Park at 978-318-7822 or info@friendsofminuteman.org

Friday, December 5, 2014
9:15 AM
Community Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
The Digital Age Community Bulletin Board. Lexington is a town of engaged citizens who want to be "in the know". The technology of our digital age makes rapid dissemination of information possible as it never was before, but the existence of so many information pathways also complicates the process in unexpected ways. Towns must now grapple with multiple options for data sharing among departments, critical updates in emergencies, and general information distribution to voters and citizens on a day to day basis. It's complicated!

Please join us as we welcome Donna Hooper to explain the town's new approach to information services. She will introduce our new Town Clerk and give us an overview of Lexington's operations in the digital age.

This is the third in our series serving to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. Presentations begin at 9:30.