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Candidate Forums

Thursday, June 10, 7 – 8:30 pm on Zoom
Rochester City School District Commissioners Democratic Primary with SEAC (South East Area Coalition) 
Registration required at http://bit.ly/RCSDforum

Wednesday, June 16, 6:15pm at Charles Settlement House, 71 Parkway
Rochester City Council Democratic Primary
This debate is cosponsored by Charles Settlement House, Cameron Community Ministries, and the Northwest Rochester Rotary. Questions will focus on the well-being of the north west sector of the city.

Webinar for Voters: Why bother? Activists share their thoughts

We all have limited time. We ask some activists why they spend their time getting civically involved.

Jill Paperno Reenah Golden Ashley Gantt
Jill Paperno, First Assistant Public Defender, Monroe County Public Defender's Office Reenah Golden, founder of Avenue Black Box Theatre Ashley Gantt, Civil Rights Organizer at NYCLU and co-founder of Free the People Roc

Date: Wednesday, June 2, 6pm
Register in advance for this webinar:
OR watch at https://www.facebook.com/lwvofrma

See the full llist of our webinars for voters.

Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIode2rpzsrG9JdlxypmOB_QmKMh_AGiwab

Materials needed for the meeting are being sent to members directly (most be email, with USPS for those who don't use email.) Descriptions of much of the material is included in the May newsletter.

Please Join the LWVNYS DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Task Force

Monday, June 7th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Beginning Our Journey Toward a More Equitable and Inclusive Organization

with special guest speaker Shay Stewart-Bouley
Creator of the award-winning blog “A Black Girl In Maine
and Executive Director of Community Change Inc.


Opening Welcomes by

  • Toni Zimmer, LWVUS DEI Committee Chair;
  • Suzanne Stassevitch, LWVNYS President;
  • Regina Tillman, LWVNYS 3rd VP for DEI and LWVNYS DEI Task Force Chair

Learn how your League can:

  • Ensure it will serve the community at large
  • Build lasting multicultural relationships and partnerships
  • Embrace social justice work and equity practices
  • Shift its culture to be more welcoming of diversity

REGISTER via Zoom for this free workshop:

PLUS!! Attendees who complete the post-workshop survey on screen before departing the session will be entered into a giveaway for a chance at receiving one of 5 available copies of Deb Irving’s bestseller, “Waking Up White.”

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Our own YouTube channel

The League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area proudly announces that we have our own YouTube channel where you can view our past forums.

Podcasts of our forum panelists on Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXI-1370 FM are available.

Click here for links to the available videos and podcasts of our forums.


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