Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, April 5, 2019
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum: `Humanly' Services at Lexington Human Services Department. Did you know that the Lexington Human Services Department can help you find Medicare information, file taxes, guide you towards local community resources and help you navigate the world of transportation? To learn about this and many more services join us in a presentation by the Department of Human Services. You will learn about senior services, veteran services, youth and family services and transportation services. Staff from each division will discuss their role and the many ways in which they can help.

This program is the 7th in the 2018-2019 First Friday forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.

Friday, May 3, 2019
Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum - Hidden No More: MA Women in the Suffrage Movement. Women in the United States won the right to vote with the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution in 1920. Everyone knows about the famous Seneca Falls Convention in July 19/20, 1848. But an important part of the struggle took place right here in MA. As early as October 16/17, 1850 (before the Civil War), Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the organized women's movement at the first National Woman's Rights Convention, held in Worcester, MA. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association to lead campaigns across the country.

The League of Women Voters of Lexington and the Lexington Historical Society are co-sponsoring a talk by Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers. Barbara Berenson tells the story of the national suffrage movement and finally gives this state's suffragists the attention they deserve.

The event is free and open to the public. This is the League's regular May First Friday (there is no morning program at Cary Library that day). This program is the 8th in the 2018-2019 First Friday Forum series to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

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