Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, February 3, 2020
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle with Alise Coen. Combatting illegal immigration has become a priority of the Trump administration. The Northern Triangle of Central America, made up of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, is a special target of the administration, which hold the nations responsible for the large flow of migrants from Latin America to the U.S. With funds from the U.S. cut, how can the Northern Triangle countries curtail migration?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5 pm
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

In the library, enter through the door next to the parking lot.
LWVMC Board meeting. The Board generally meets the first Tuesday of each month, however if date changes, it will be noted in the newsletter or on the calendar.

If you would like to know more about LWVMC, you are encouraged to attend.

Monday, February 10, 2020
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library Great Decisions: Climate Change and the Global Order with Pablo Toral. Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Monday, February 17, 2020
 
Manitowoc Public Library Great Decisions: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking with Beth Dougherty. Almost every nation has enacted laws criminalizing human trafficking, and international organizations, governments, and NGOs sponsor a large variety of projects to curb trafficking and slavery. Billions of dollars have been allocated to these efforts. What is the international community doing to combat slavery and trafficking? What are the experiences like for those being trafficked?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7 pm
Manitowoc City Hall Council Chambers
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Forum on Poverty & Housing in Manitowoc. The League will be hosting a Forum on Poverty & Housing at Manitowoc City Hall on Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 7:00 PM. This event is free and open to the general public. We encourage lawmakers and community representatives at all levels to attend, as well as those impacted by our lack of low income housing.

An industry expert will address the current state of low income housing in Manitowoc, and will explore what it would take to have enough housing to meet the need. We will look at how similar issues have been addressed successfully in other communities. We will advise on the different types of housing, as well as what is currently available and what the wait lists look like. We will then discuss the launch of the 2021 League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County Poverty & Housing Study.

Monday, February 24, 2020
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library Great Decisions: Artificial Intelligence and Data with Matthew Friedel. Policymakers in many countries are developing plans and funding research in artificial intelligence (AI). Global growth is slowing, and not surprisingly, many policymakers hope that AI will provide a magic solution. The EU, Brazil, and other Western countries have adopted regulations that grant users greater control over their data and require that firms using AI be transparent about how they use it. Will the U.S. follow suit?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Monday, March 2, 2020
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library Great Decisions: The Philippines and the U.S. with John Katzka. The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. However, since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a largescale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S, relations with the Philippines?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
5 pm
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

In the library, enter through the door next to the parking lot.
LWVMC Board meeting. The Board generally meets the first Tuesday of each month, however if date changes, it will be noted in the newsletter or on the calendar.

If you would like to know more about LWVMC, you are encouraged to attend.

Monday, March 9, 2020
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library Great Decisions: India and Pakistan with Peter Kranstover. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between India and Pakistan. How will the Kashmir situation affect the region, both economically and politically?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Monday, March 16, 2020
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library Great Decisions: Red Sea Security with Daniel C. Stoll. The Red Sea has remained vital for global trade since the time of ancient Egypt. Once home to the spice trade, the Red Sea now sees millions of barrels of oil a day transported across its waters. With major nations like China, France, Italy, and the U.S. building large ports and bases in the region, what does the future of the region look like? How important is Red Sea security for global security? Can the region be a place of global cooperation?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Monday, March 23, 2020
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library Great Decisions: China's Road into Latin America with Martin Farrell. As the Trump administration continues to withdraw from the world stage, China is looking to fill the void. How does Latin America fit into China's "One Belt, One Road" plan? How will the relationship with China affect the region? Should the U.S. be concerned about China's growing "sphere of influence"?

Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Event Type(s): Special Event Age Group(s): Adults Tim Gadzinski (920) 686-3039 tgadzinski@manitowoc.org

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Your Polling Place Presidential Primary, Spring General Election.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
5 pm
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

In the library, enter through the door next to the parking lot.
LWVMC Board meeting. The Board generally meets the first Tuesday of each month, however if date changes, it will be noted in the newsletter or on the calendar.

If you would like to know more about LWVMC, you are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
5 pm
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220

In the library, enter through the door next to the parking lot.
LWVMC Board meeting. The Board generally meets the first Tuesday of each month, however if date changes, it will be noted in the newsletter or on the calendar.

If you would like to know more about LWVMC, you are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Your Polling Place Primary Election.