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Calendar of Events

Events in 2017-2018

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Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
4-5:30pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B LWV-WA Board Meeting.
Monday, November 13, 2017
5-7pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, Schell Rm
515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, 23185
Activism for Busy People: Free Training offered by the Virginia Civic Engagement Table. This course is walks people through having the biggest impact both from an advocacy and electoral perspective. The focus is Virginia, but many of the tools discussed are equally effective at the federal level. The speaker will be Julie Emery, Executive Director of the Virginia Civic Engagement Table (VCET) This training will help League members and their partner organizations be more effective when visiting our legislators at the General Assembly.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
7 - 8:30pm
Historic Triangle Community Services Center, 312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 Racial Gerrymandering in Virginia: A Public Mapping Event. With the 2020 Census on the near horizon, significant attention will be placed on redistricting in the coming years. This semester William & Mary law and undergraduate students teamed up to learn mapping software and the law of redistricting. They used this knowledge to redraw 11 Virginia House districts challenged in the 2017 Supreme Court case Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections. You are invited to a special event to learn about redistricting in Virginia and to see the unveiling of the student maps! The event is being held on international Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day.

The maps were the final project in a course offered for the first time titled "Legislative Redistricting with Geographic Information Systems." The course was taught by Professor Rebecca Green and Dr. Rob Rose. Professor Green is Professor of the Practice of Law, and Co-Director, Election Law Program, and Assistant Director, Center for Legal and Court Technology. Dr. Rose is Director of the William & Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis.

This event is free and open to the public with plenty of parking available. This event is co-sponsored by the William & Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis, the William & Mary Election Law Program, and the League of Women Voters--Williamsburg Area.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:30am
Credit Union House of Virginia, 108 N 8th St., Richmond LWV-VA Pre-session lunch & info session.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
4-5:30pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Rm B LWV-WA Board Meeting.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
4-6pm
Mary and Don Schilling's home Holiday Reception.
Monday, December 18, 2017
 
Colonial Williamsburg New Citizen Naturalization Ceremony.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
4-5:30pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B LWV-WA Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
 
  General Assembly Convenes.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
8:30am
Richmond First LWV-VA Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:30am
Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
8:30am
Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
10:30am
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre Great Decisions.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:30am
Richmond League Lobby Day.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
4-5:30pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B LWV-WA Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Great Decisions
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
 
  League of Women Voter's 98th Birthday.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
8:30am
Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
10:30am
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
8:30am
Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10:30am
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:30am
Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:30am
Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
4-5:30pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B LWV-WA Board Meeting.