Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, August 12, 2016
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
122 S. Michigan
South Bend, Indiana
How Gun Violence Affects Us All: 44 Years as a Survivor - Stephen Miller. Sharing the personal stories of his brother's murder and nephew's suicide, both by firearms, Stephen Miller will speak about the changing laws and culture that have led to 92 deaths a day, 140,000 injuries each year and regular mass shootings. Miller is a Survivor Fellow with Everytown for Gun Safety, a national organization that works to end gun violence and build safer communities. He will discuss legislative solutions that he says are supported by 90% of Americans but ignored by Congress. Miller will also report on the progress made by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action in many states, as well as what is happening in Indiana.

Stephen Miller and his wife Joellen are both Survivor Fellows with Everytown for Gun Safety, both having lost family members to gun violence. After the Sandy Hook massacre that took the lives of 20 children and 6 of their teachers, they joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns that later became Everytown which joined forces with Moms Demand Action creating a movement of now over 3 million active members. They both teach music at Notre Dame and to private students.

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.