Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, March 3, 2017
9:15 AM
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
First Friday Forum: 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

Friday, April 7, 2017
9:15 AM
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum: Helping Refugees in Today's World. Have you ever wondered, "is there something I could do to help people in the refugee crisis, but I don't have much time and what can one person do?"

Please join us at our First Friday Forum where Tom Tsaros will present information about a relatively newly formed group, called LexRAP, which is welcoming and directly helping both refugees and asylum seekers in Lexington and nearby areas. For more information, http://www.lexrap.org.

This is the seventh 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 at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30. All League forums are free and open to the public.