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Lunch & Learn

Mid-Missouri Legal Services
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Guest Speaker:
Susan Lutton,
Executive Director of Mid-Missouri Legal Services

 

 Mid-Missouri Legal Services (MMLS) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals in many situations. Ms. Lutton will speak about the legal services they provide, locally and for surrounding counties.

This event is free and open to the public.

Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own. Drinks and snacks are available at the library kiosk in the lobby.

 

Founders Luncheon

Annual Founders Day Luncheon
Holiday Inn Executive Center (by the Columbia Mall)
Monday, November 12 at noon (gather at 11:30 a.m.).

This celebration of our League of Women Voters chapter will commemorate our 99 years as an active and integral part of our community.

Our guest speaker will be “Luella St. Clair Moss”* (portrayed by Mary Shaw).

Liz Schmidt Community Service Award
Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition.

We will have three League members present information on our founding, our 75th anniversary, and activities for the next year.

Please make your reservation for this special event by Tuesday, November 6 so that we can be sure that there will be a place for you.

You can email your reservation to: lwvcbc@gmail.com or call Marilyn McLeod at (573) 445-3500. Be sure to mention whether you want the meat (brisket) or the vegetarian (stuffed pepper) option. You can also send your check for $25 to LWV, PO Box 239, Columbia, MO 65205.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our past and our continuing work to support voting rights and to encourage educated and informed voters

*Luella St. Clair Moss served as president of the Columbia Equal Suffrage Association, which was established in 1912, (predecessor of our LWV), and later served as president of the League of Women Voters of Columbia.

Taxation Fairness – Lunch & Learn

Taxation Fairness
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00 noon
HyVee South on Grindstone*, Club Room

Guest speaker:
Jeremy Lafaver
Missouri Budget Project

Mr. Lafaver will speak about the efforts of the Missouri Budget Project whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all Missourians by informing public policy decisions through objective research and analysis of state budget, tax and economic issues.

This event is free and open to the public. Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase lunch at the HyVee store.

*Note the new location.

Equal Justice Under the Law?

“Equal Justice Under the Law?”

Monday, October 8, 2018
7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. refreshments)

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Guest speakers:

Greg Mermelstein, deputy director for the specialty practices and resources for the Missouri State Public Defender system
Melinda Pendergraph, training director for the Missouri State Public Defender system
and KFRU’s David Lile, moderator.

This program will explore the ongoing challenges facing the public defender system in Missouri, including chronic underfunding, which exacerbates inequities in the criminal justice system. Speakers will also address other systemic practices in Missouri that contribute to inequities and offer potential solutions.

Co-sponsored by the Civil Liberties Committee of the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County, the Columbia Public Library, AAUW-Columbia Branch and the Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association.

This event is free and open to the public.