Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, May 13, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
122 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
LUNCH WITH THE LEAGUE. Lunch with the League Welcomes Marc Belanger, Ph.D., Saint Mary's College

Dr. Belanger will speak on the Syrian refugee crisis.

Come as early as 11:30 to purchase lunch. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Parisi's Ristorante Italiano
1412 South Bend Avenue
South Bend, IN
Member Social Gathering at Parisi's. You are cordially invited to join League members for a casual gathering!

Appetizers will be served, beverages will be available for purchase, and if the weather cooperates, we'll have access to the patio! This is a great opportunity for new and veteran members to get to know each other, share the mission of the League and engage in an exchange of ideas that will further enhance our local League.

We hope you will join us for this social event! Cost: Your $5.00 donation at the door will fund League programs and initiatives.

Attendees will purchase their own beverages. No RSVP is necessary.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Civil Rights Heritage Center of IU South Bend
1040 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Gerrymandering: The Movie. screening and discussion
Saturday, May 28, 2016
By Midnight
  Nominations for Making Democracy Work Award. The Making Democracy Work Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to our community through the advancement of democracy and civic engagement.

The award is open to women and men at least 18 years of age residing in the League's membership area, which cludes St. Joseph and Marshall Counties.

Nominees may apply themselves or be nominated by a friend or colleague. The award will be presented at the League's Fall Friend-Raiser. To make a nomination, please use the online form you will find at this link:

If you have difficulty completing the online form, please contact me to make other arrangements. All nominations must be received by May 28, 2016 at midnight. Please feel free to share information about the Making Democracy Work award with members of your organization and others in the community.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Papa Vino's
5110 Edison Lakes Pkwy
Mishawaka, IN 46545

LWV South Bend Area Annual Business Meeting and Dinner. Join us for a recap of this year's accomplishments!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
5:30 p.m.
TBA SAVE THE DATE - New Member Discussion. New member discussion session (lots more fun than an "orientation!)

Watch here for details!

Saturday, August 6, 2016
TBA Annual Planning Meeting. SAVE THE DATE!

Watch here for exact time and place

Friday, August 26, 2016
Civil Rights Heritage Center
South Bend IN
Celebrating Michiana Women Leaders Exhibit. Building on the enthusiasm for the SB150 Celebrating South Bend Women event held in 2015, the Michiana Women Leaders Project and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area are partnering to create the 2016 Celebrating Michiana Women Leaders exhibit.

The event will highlight the contributions of women to our area and will be held on Women's Equality Day, August 26, 2016, hosted by the Civil Rights Heritage Center. Plans call for the event to become an annual celebration. More info on this early evening event soon.