The UIUC Office of Civic Life has invited the League to host a table at one of their Democracy Summit sessions: the Civic Symposium on Friday, October 27 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Visit this registration page for the Civic Symposium.
LWVCC Voter Ready volunteers will be there to register voters, provide voting information, and talk with attendees about the League and how we support democratic learning and engagement.
Available on video: https://youtube/crA3StOO1SM
Background: Recent data from the Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey showed some troubling trends regarding Civics Education. The survey found that one in six U.S. adults could not name any of the three branches of government and only one in 20 could name all five freedoms protected by the First Amendment.
Civics in Illinois Schools: If you are curious about what is covered in civics classes and how it is being taught in Illinois high schools, this is an opportunity to have your questions answered. We will hear from Tracy Freeman, who, after 30+ years in the classroom, retired from McLean County Unit 5 as a department chair at Normal West High School in 2022. A Nationally Board Certified teacher, she has continued to work in education as an Illinois Instructional coach for the Illinois Civics Hub, a supervisor of student teachers for Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities, and a virtual mentor for the Illinois Education Association.
This program is part of LWVCC’s Keeping It Local series, featuring topics of interest with a local or regional presenter, followed by discussion. For more information, contact Program Team Member Ann Panthen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LWVCC volunteers staffed a table at 3 "Urbana Market at the Square" events at Lincoln Square in Urbana. The next dates were:
Folks stopped by to register to vote, check voter registration and gained information about the March 19, 2024 primary election. It's also a good way to learn more about the League of Women Voters of Champaign County (LWVCC).
Women’s March for Reproductive Justice Sponsored by the Women’s Law Society, University of Illinois, this is an annual event supporting reproductive justice. Join marchers and speakers at the Alma Mater statue on campus. The march starts there and ends in front of the Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana.
Stop by our LWVCC table at the campus Alma Mater statue to register to vote, check your voter registration, gain information about theMarch 19, 2024 primary election, sign up to learn more about the League of Women Voters of Champaign County.
Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Here's the route for the march:
This month, the LWVCC Reading Club will talk about Civics Education. We are delighted that one of our 50-year members, Barbara Wysocki, will lead our discussion. Here are recommended articles to read - read what you wish, and come ready to discuss.
The meeting will be Thursday, October 12, 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, 1713 Mayfair Road, Champaign. In-person at 1713 Mayfair Road, Champaign
Please RSVP to Alansford1713@gmail.com
The LWVCC Reading Club meets three times a year to discuss either a book or a few articles on a topic of interest. For past titles and more about League series of programs, see the series page.
This community resource fair is hosted by the Ashland Park neighborhood, located north of Market Place Mall. Stop by our LWVCC table to register to vote, check your voter registration, gain information about the March 19, 2024 primary election, and sign up to learn more about the League of Women Voters of Champaign County.
Open to the public with refreshments and activities for kids.
September 30, 2023, 1:00 am - 5:00 pm, Toalson Park, 502 Bardeen Lane, Champaign, Ashland Park neighborhood (map)
"The Changing Role of Public Libraries in Preserving Democracy" was presented September 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm and is now available on video at: <insert link>.
For further information, contact Program Team Member Paula Kaufman at email@example.com.
Once invisible to the public, election workers are at the center of an ongoing public debate about the integrity of our democracy. By chronicling the 2020 experience of election administrators in Rhode Island, No Time to Fail takes us behind the scenes to witness the perspective of these essential workers. From hand delivering ballots to people’s homes, to weathering the brunt of confusion and anger, their dedication to the voters is palpable.
The documentary, directed by Sara Archambault and Margo Guernsey, will be shown by PBS stations in October.
LWVCC and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Epsilon Omega Chapter sponsored a September 19 voter registration event at Douglass Annex, 804 N Fifth St, Champaign from 11:00 am-1:00 pm and 3:00-6:30 pm.
Each year Welcoming Week provides an opportunity to celebrate our sense of belonging to our community--whether we grew up here, recently immigrated, "never planned to stay this long," or anywhere in between.
Join community friends and partners at free, family-centered events through September 17. Event links can be found on the Welcoming Week page or on Facebook @ynawc. Welcoming Week has something for everyone: celebrations, presentations, ceremonies, game nights, nature walks, and more.
Welcoming Week celebrates the growing movement of inclusive communities that fully embrace immigrants and their contributions to the social fabric of our country.
LWVCC is a collaborating partner with the New American Welcome Center and many other local organizations in this celebration. LWVCC volunteers had a table at the September 8 kick-off for the week.
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