Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Immigration Detainers and Why We Need the Safe Communities Act

Date: Sunday, October 22
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Place: Community Room, Needham Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue, Needham

A panel of experts will discuss Immigration detainers: Relationship of ICE and police in Massachusetts
The human and financial costs of immigration detention
Why do we need the Safe Communities Act?

For more information click here for more information.

Public-Speaking Workshop for Women Activists

Date: Sunday, November 12
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Place: The Needham Historical Society

Tina Packer, Founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, will be in Needham to provide a hands-on public-speaking workshop to empower women to improve their presentation skills to advocate in public for issues, run for public office (local, state, or national), or otherwise speak in front of audiences.

Space is limited to 25 participants and registration is required. Click here to register.

Public-speaking skills can be learned and improved, and effective advocacy often relies on these skills. Tina will share her experience from 40 years in acting and directing, and provide participants with useful knowledge and techniques designed to bolster speaking skills and build the courage needed to give effective presentations. There will be opportunities to practice these skills during the workshop.

The workshop is free and will take place at the Needham Historical Society, 1147 Central Avenue, Needham (in front of Newman School). If you have questions, contact president@lvw-needham.org. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Needham.

July 4 Parade: Working Together for a Greener Future

Parade Photo Collage