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Calendar of Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
June 2019
 
  League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties 50th Anniversary. 1969 - 2019

The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties celebrated the 50th anniversary of our founding in 2019. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
 
  Maud Wood Park's Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties recognizes the efforts of Maud Wood Park, suffragette and first president of the League of Women Voters in 1920. Read about her efforts to lobby for maternity, child health, and welfare programs; to grant married women U.S. citizenship independent of their husbands' status; and to pass a child labor amendment here.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Byers-Evans House Museum
1310 Bannock St.
Denver, CO, 80204
Colorado Women Lecture: Agnes Wright Spring. History Colorado will offer an opportunity to learn more about Agnes Wright Spring, author, suffragist, and historian in the American West. The presentation cost is $6 for non-members and $5 for History Colorado members.

For more information or to buy tickets, the History Colorado event web site is here.

Monday, January 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Conference Room
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
February 2020
 
  Black History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Black History Month in February. Learn more about Black History and their 2020 theme, Black Migrations, on the Association for the Study of African American Life and History web site.
Friday, February 7, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Friday, February 14, 2020
 
  League of Women Voters 100th Anniversary. Join the League of Women Voters as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our founding. We proudly support democracy through voter registration, voter education, and encouraging civic engagement.
Friday, February 14, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
LWVCO Offices
1410 Grant St. Ste. B2014
Denver, CO 80203
LWVCO Legislative Conference. Part 1 of 2:
The annual League of Women Voters of Colorado Legislative Conference and Workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the League's 2020 legislative priorities and celebrate 100 years of empowering voters. The day will include Complete Count Committee training (2020 Census), speakers on Voting Methods, Vision 2020 (TABOR), recall legislation, and more. The registration fee is $45 for League members and their guests. Registration includes the Legislative Conference materials, lunch, and a snack.

The day will begin at 9:00 AM at the LWVCO offices. League members and guests are welcome to join in celebrating the League's 100th birthday, as we walk to the Capitol for the reading of proclamations honoring the League's 100 years. Afterwards, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Denver Public Library, the conference will begin.

Registration and payment in advance is required to attend.

Register through Tuesday, February 4 on the LWVCO web site .

Paid parking for the Denver Public Library afternoon program is available nearby at the Denver Art Museum garage.

Friday, February 14, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Friday, February 14, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Denver Public Library Central Branch
Conference Center Lower Level
10 W 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
LWVCO Legislative Conference. Part 2 of 2:
The annual League of Women Voters of Colorado Legislative Conference and Workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the League's 2020 legislative priorities and celebrate 100 years of empowering voters. The day will include Complete Count Committee training (2020 Census), speakers on Voting Methods, Vision 2020 (TABOR), recall legislation, and more. The registration fee is $45 for League members and $50 for non-members. Registration includes the Legislative Conference materials, lunch, and a snack.

The day will begin at 9:00 AM at the LWVCO offices. League members and guests are welcome to join in celebrating the League's 100th birthday, as we walk to the Capitol for the reading of proclamations honoring the League's 100 years. Afterwards, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Denver Public Library, the conference will begin.

Registration and payment in advance is required to attend.



Register through Tuesday, February 4 on the LWVCO web site .

Paid parking for the Denver Public Library segment is available nearby at the Denver Art Museum garage.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Willow Creek 3 Clubhouse
8091 E. Philips Cir.
Centennial, CO 80112
February Combined Meeting and 100th Anniversary Celebration. Don't miss the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Combined February Meeting and celebration of League's 100th Anniversary!.

Enjoy champagne and cake: We'll raise our glasses in a toast to the League's past and future.

We'll view the Annenberg Public Policy Center's film The 19th Amendment, A Woman's Right to Vote. The film documents women's long, difficult struggle to win the right to vote. It's about citizenship, the power of the vote, and why women had to change the Constitution with the 19th Amendment to get the vote.

Following the video. we'll discuss the unfinished business of women's equality.

All current and prospective members are invited to attend any unit meetings.

Directions:

Those coming from the west area take Arapahoe Road to Quebec St. Turn right and Quebec and drive to East Mineral Drive. Turn left on E. Mineral. It is opposite St. Thomas Moore's Church and just before two large shopping centers on County Line Rd. Take E. Mineral to E. Phillips Circle S. and turn right. Follow E. Phillips Circle S. as it winds through the residential area until you reach the Willows 3 Clubhouse. Park in the clubhouse parking lot or across the street.

Those coming from the east on Arapahoe Rd. turn left on Quebec and follow the directions above. You can also access Quebec and E. Mineral from County Line Road.

Friday, February 21, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Monday, February 24, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Conference Room
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
Friday, February 28, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

March 2020
 
  Women's History Month. Join the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties as we celebrate Women's History Month in March. Learn more about Women's History and the 2019 theme, Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence, on the National Women's History Alliance web site.

The League of Women Voters U.S. also has interesting information on its history on its web page here.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
 
  Colorado Presidential Primary Election. For information on this year's Colorado Presidential Primary Election, visit the Arapahoe County Elections web site here.
and the Douglas County Elections web site here.
Friday, March 6, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Sunday, March 8, 2020
 
  International Women's Day. Celebrate International Women's Day 2020. Read about efforts for gender parity, equal pay, #PressforProgress, #MeToo, and #TimesUp, and CodeLikeAGirl on the Women's Day web site.
Sunday, March 8, 2020-Saturday, March 14, 2020
 
  Sunshine Week. The American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Reporters Committee are sponsoring their annual nationwide celebration of access to public information. For more information on Sunshine Week 2020, see their web site at web site.
Friday, March 13, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Friday, March 20, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Monday, March 23, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Koelbel Public Library
Conference Room
5955 S. Holly St.
Centennial, CO 80121
Management Team Meeting. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Management Team will meet for their monthly planning meeting.
Monday, March 23, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
University of Denver
Lindsay Auditorium Room281 in Sturm Hall
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
LWVCO DU Enrichment Program: Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary. The League of Women Voters of Colorado has arranged an opportunity to learn more about The History of Women's Suffrage in a four-part series of classes taught at the University of Denver: ENRICH-0347 + Hist: Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary. The four Monday night class dates are March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13.

League members will receive a 10% discount on the registration fee.

Registration with DU is required to attend.

Topics:
• Origins of the Women's Suffrage Movement in the 19th Century
• "Let the Women Vote!" Colorado Suffrage and Music of the Movement
• The Crooked Road to the 19th Amendment
• Political Rights After the 19th Amendment

Register on the DU web site here.
Friday, March 27, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Southglenn Public Library
Meeting Room A
6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122
Great Decisions. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group will meet on Friday mornings in February and March to discuss the 2020 Great Decisions program topics.

The topics for 2020 are:
□ Climate Change and the Global Order
□ India and Pakistan
□ Red Sea Security
□ Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
□ U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
□ China's Road into Latin America
□ The Philippines and the U.S.
□ Artificial Intelligence and Data

Our League's Great Decisions study group meetings are open to League members and to the public.

For more information, contact Vicki Harimon at 303-770-8738, email or Monique Hea at 303-220-9273, email.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
 
  Equal Pay Day. Celebrate Equal Pay Day 2020. Read more on the National Committee on Pay Equity web site.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
 
  Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day 2019 as a day of political action and civic participation. The Earth Day Network estimates that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in Earth Day, the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Read more about Earth Day 2020's theme of protecting threatened and endangered species on the Earth Day Network web site.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
 
  Ida B. Wells' Birthday. The League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties honors the efforts of Ida B. Wells, African-American investigative journalist, educator, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was considered the most famous black woman in America during her lifetime as she fought prejudice and violence and worked for equality for African Americans, especially women.

Learn more about Ida B. Wells' accomplishments in Wikipedia here.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  General Election. The 2020 General Election is Tuesday, November 5. Ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. to be counted.

Ballots cast by military and overseas voters must be received by November 13 to be counted.
January 2028
 
  League of Women Voters of Colorado 100th Anniversary. Join us in celebrating 100 years in 2028. Colorado State League has been an activist, grassroots organization whose leaders believed that voters should play a critical role in democracy.