Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, September 11, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
122 S. Michigan
South Bend, IN 46601
LUNCH WITH THE LEAGUE. Laura Baker, Executive Director Reading for Life: "Changing Perspectives: The Counter Culture of Reading for Life

Come as early as 11:30 to order lunch. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
IU South Bend, Wiekamp Hall School to Prison Pipeline. Don't miss this -- A COMMUNITY FORUM: BREAK THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE, Saturday, September 12, 2015 -- IU South Bend, Wiekamp Hall

For more info or to volunteer: The next planning committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21st but smaller groups will be planning both program and logistics before then. If you are willing to join these working sub-committees, please respond to If you have any questions or suggestions call Linda Wolfson 574-234-7235 or Regina Williams-Preston 514-9327.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Brick
1045 Northside Blvd.
She's Beautiful When She's Angry. Doors open at 6:00; film at 7:00. $5 admission to help pay for film. Popcorn served. Cash Bar on site. In Partnership with YWCA North Central Indiana, Women's and Gender Studies at IU South Bend, Michiana Women Leaders Project, Feminist Federation of South Bend
Saturday, September 26, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Athenaeum in Indianapolis
407 E Michigan St,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
LWV Indiana 95th Anniversary Celebration. LWVIN invites us to attend this celebration, which includes an address by Professor Sheila Seuss Kennedy, recognition of LWV Indiana Lifetime Members, commemorative displays, League stories, review of League work.

Register before September 18 (contact Geri Pawelski for registration from -

Cost: $26 includes buffet meal and parking in Anthenaeum lot.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Indiana University South Bend Wiekamp Hall Auditorium (Room 1001)
1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, Indiana 46634
South Bend Mayoral Candidate Debate. Incumbent: Pete Buttigieg (D) Challenger: Kelly Jones (R)

Sponsored by the American Democracy Project and Political Science Club of IU South Bend and the League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area. Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Bennion, Professor of Political Science, IU South Bend.

Opening and closing statements. Audience may submit questions on note cards during the debate and/or email questions in advance to with the subject line of: SOUTH BEND mayoral QUESTION.

Reception follows.