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LWVHC UPDATES

October 18, 2020
"The great social justice changes in our country have happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today." - Dolores Huerta


Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Wikipedia 

KUDOS TO STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS! 

Check out the 3 winning videos empowering youth voters in our 1st LWVHC Student Video Contest.  1st prize: Bruno Saucedo-Carrasco;  2nd prize: Caroline Pope;  3rd prize: Garrett Jennings
 
Please click on each student's name to take you to their video. 
 

Monday November 2, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Mission Impact, Leadership and Membership through a DEI Lens
 

A DEI lens is a way of examining a program, a process, and/or a product, with regard to how it is perceived by a variety of communities, voices, and perspectives, and what, if any, barriers may exist that are preventing it from being equitable or inclusive of everyone. 

There are many questions to ask when examining League work through a DEI lens, but the first step is to understand ourselves.  During the last three months, we have explored common DEI terms, how to think about DEI from an individual perspective and finally how to identify barriers to equitable and inclusive participation. 

Our next discussion will focus on looking at our mission, leadership, and membership through a DEI lens.  However, it is important that we continue to ask the basic question of purpose.  Please follow this link to a TED Talk by Stacey Abrams and be prepared to discuss how we move forward after the 2020 election.

Register in advance for this meeting HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Join us for a discussion on "Achieving  Happiness"

This topic will be led by former LWVHC President, Sharon Burlingame.

November 12, 3:00 to 4:30 pm via Zoom

Before the meeting please read the following article:

Happiness Equations


Register for this program HERE
The 4th in a five-part series "Our Community, Our Police: Oversight." Join us if you would to know more about the oversight of North Carolina law enforcement departments.

November 19th at 7:00 pm via Zoom
 
You will find more info about this program including a link to register HERE

You can watch a video of the 3rd program on the series on the LWVNC YouTube Channel.
LWVHC Voting Efforts Make Media Splash
 
Turn on your radios----our 3 high school members, Emma Gilliam, Allison Caskey, and Kylie Varnadore, are the voice of the League several times daily promoting VOTE411 on WTZQ 1600 AM or 95.3 FM.

Listen HERE to WTZQ radio interview  with Caren Kessler and Rachel Poller.

Check out Caren Kessler with volunteers at IAM Talking with HOLA Carolina  Radio about VOTE411 and LWVHC voting information resources. (Her interview starts around 13.26)


Oops! the link to this feature in the last Update was not active. We hope you will take the time to read this fabulous
interview that confirms what a great League we are.  BOLD LIFE interview with Rachel. 
You’ve heard all about it.  Now you can check out our Students Voting For Democracy election units Students Voting For Democracy on our website.  Linda Miller and Bettie Liebzeit have done an incredible job of helping students K-12 become informed and engaged citizens!

 
Building Bridges During Times of Unrest
 
As we look to help build bridges across our differences where a significant percent of the population will be upset by the election results no matter who wins, the LWV/National Institute of Civil Discourse has enlisted Jamie Engel, Program Director at the National Conference on Citizenship, to offer  training on Tuesday, October 20 at 1 PM In this session we will engage in scenario planning around election day/post election unrest.    Register here.  
Check out the latest videos
on our YouTube Channel.
 
Candidate Events & Conversations:
NC Senate District 48 -  Brian Caskey & Chuck Edwards
NC House District 117 - Josh Remillard
NC House District 113 - Sam Edney
District Court 29B Seat 2 - Mack McKellar
HCPS Board of education Candidates

Bravo to all members who are monitoring or working at the polls during One-Stop and/or on Election Day.  Please send a picture to president@lwvhcnc.org of yourself there so we can include in our Photo Gallery along with the terrific voter registration event photos.
 
CALENDAR
 
All meetings held virtually unless otherwise noted. Email to register as indicated.
 

October
19 - Immigration Team Meeting, 1:30 -3:00 pm, register HERE.

28 - Voter Services Meeting, 1:00 pm, register at voterservices@lwvhcnc.org

November
2 - DEI, " Mission Impact, Leadership and Membership Through A DEI Lens", 4:30-5:30 pm, register in advance of the meeting at link above.

12 - The Alice Group, 3:00 - 4:30, register in advance of the meeting at link above.


16 - Immigration Team Meeting, 1:30 -3:00 pm, register HERE

19 - "Our Community, Our Police" - 4th in Series. 7:00 pm, get more info and register above.

30 - DEI, "", 4:30-5:30pm, registration will be available in the next Update (Nov. 1st).

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Hendersonville, NC 28793

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