Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters encourages civic education, discussion and debate, and from time to time sponsors or co-sponsors programs that help voters learn about important issues. Co-sponsorship does not imply endorsement of any of the speakers, groups, or the points of view expressed.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 22, 2018
9:30am - 1:30pm
Saratoga Federated Church
20390 Park Place
Saratoga, CA 95070
Program Planning Lunch. All LWVSWSCV members are invited to attend this annual process where we jointly decide where and how we will focus our resources - member time, resources, reputation - over the 2018 year. Everyone's vote counts! Be on the look-out for an email blast that will contain the Program Planning agenda and information packet.

Lunch will be a potluck of soup, salad, bread, and dessert, all provided by the Board..

Thursday, February 1, 2018
7 9pm
Campbell, CA Great Decisions. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. February 1 is the first of eight meetings in the series.

Feb. 1 The Waning of Pax Americana?

Feb. 15 Russia's Foreign Policy

Mar. 1 China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation

Mar. 15 Media and Foreign Policy

Apr. 5 Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Apr. 19 U.S. Global Engagement and The Military

May 3 South Africa's Fragile Democracy

May 17 Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Call 408-354-2287 for information.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
9am - 3pm
Laney College - Forum Classroom
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, CA 94607
LWV Bay Area League Day. 3 Panels and Roundtable Discussion on the Regional Government

$35 in Advance Ticket Price | $40 Day of Ticket price Includes Lunch & Continental Breakfast

For more information and ticket purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-bay-area-league-day-focus-on-regional-government-winds-of-change-tickets-39861204937

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
10am
Saratoga Fire Station
14380 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Board Meeting. All members and the public are welcome to attend.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
12pm
Home of Pat White Clip 'n Come. Bring salad/food & clipping to share.

Please RSVP with Pat White, patwh.athome@gmail.com, to let her know if you will be coming and what dish you will be bringing.

Monday, February 12, 2018
7pm
Wesley Manor - Library Room
1655 S. Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA 95008
Political Book Club. Discussion of "No is Not Enough" by Naomi Klein. Non-LWV members are welcome to attend.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3 - 430pm
Saratoga Public Library
13650 Saratoga Ave,
Saratoga, CA 95070
Spotting Fake News. Former journalist and academic, John H. McManus, will present information on how to vet the news for reliability. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley in conjunction with the Saratoga Library, the program will educate the attendee on simple ways for identifying the authenticity of a news story, as well as cover the latest Web technologies which help distinguish fact from fiction.