Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, January 5, 2018
***POSTPONED DUE TO STORM***
***POSTPONED DUE TO STORM**** First Friday Forum: Serving Our Community - Come Meet CEL & LEF.

POSTPONED DUE TO STORM

You've seen the acronyms CEL and LEF in emails, in the local papers and on lawn signs, but do you know what they stand for? Come meet representatives from CEL (Community Endowment of Lexington) and LEF (Lexington Education Foundation) to learn more about their organizations and how they support those in need in our community.

Please join us for a panel discussion on these organizations and the resources they provide to our community. Participants include Nancy White, co-chair of CEL, and Karen Orf, co-president of LEF.

This is the fourth in the series of 2017-2018 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 at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM. All League forums are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 11, 2018
7-9pm *Please note new date*
Home of Margaret Coppe
12 Barrymeade Drive
Lexington, MA
LWV Lexington Book Club - **Postponed from 1/4/18**. Join us for the third meeting of the book club where we will discuss "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond. In "Evicted", Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as "wrenching and revelatory" (The Nation), "vivid and unsettling" (New York Review of Books), "Evicted" transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/books/review/matthew-desmonds-evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city.html

To RSVP call 781-862-2637 or mecoppe@gmail.com

Friday, February 2, 2018
9:15am
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum: Lexington Grant Makers. Have you heard about the Dana Home Foundation, The Trustees of Public Trusts and the Fund for Lexington? They are among a number of Lexington organizations which are dedicated to supplementing public funds with private grants for all residents, young and old. As part of our informative First Friday Forums, the League of Women Voters Lexington is highlighting a few of these grant makers in February and March.

Susan McClements, a board member of both the Dana Foundation, and the Trustees of Public Trusts, and Norman Cohen, a member of the Fund for Lexington Board will speak in depth about their organizations and projects they have supported.

This is the fourth in the series of 2017-2018 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 at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM. All League forums are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.