Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, July 8, 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 Eli Williams, Executive Director of the LBGTQ Center.

Eli will discuss the resources available for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer (LGBTQ) people in our community and also explore some of the important issues we face today.

Elizabeth (Eli) Williams was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, where she majored in the Study of Women and Gender.

Eli became the Executive Director of The LGBTQ Center in October, 2015. She is also writing a book about the lesbian history of South Bend from 1974-present.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
5:30 p.m.
St. Joseph County Public Library
304 S. Main St.
South Bend, IN 46601

Molloy Room
New Member Discussion. Lisa Plencner will lead an engaging, informative discussion about League structure and organization, League positions, and the concept of "consensus" as it applies to the League of Women Voters.

Please RSVP here:

Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Various Locations:
History Museum,
Civil Rights Heritage Center
Notre Dame Center for Artus and Culture
ALL - IN Block Party. The League will join Neighborhood Resources Connection (NRC) and several other community organizations in celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial.

Participants will complete challenges developed by participating organizations at stations located on the campuses of the History Museum, the Civil Rights Heritage Center, and the Notre Dame Center for Artus and Culture.

With approximately 24 challenges expected, the event will be diverse and fun.Thanks to League member Diana Hess of NRC for inviting the League to participate and to Elizabeth Bennion for chairing the League's challenge.

Stay tuned for details and please let me know if you would like to volunteer.

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.