Spotlight on the 2020 Census

The Census – Past and Present: Information and Issues
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 noon
Columbia Public Library

Guest speakers
 Bill Elder and John Blodgett

Formerly from the Office of Social, Economic and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA)
at the University of Missouri
for the Missouri State Census Data Center.

The U. S. Constitution requires a census of the people every ten years. The L&L noon-time program will address the importance of the data collected and how critical accurate information is to determine federal funding and legislative districts.

Feel free to bring a lunch and join us from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library.

Women Judges: Women’s Role in Justice

 “Women Judges: Women’s Role in Justice”
The Fifth Holly Burgess Public Policy Forum
Celebrating National Constitution Day
Monday, September 30, 2019
7:00 p.m. (refreshments at 6:30 p.m.)
 Columbia Public Library, Friends Room


Judge Ann Covington
Judge Ellen Roper
Judge Christine Carpenter
Judge Casey Clevenger

Moderator: David Lile, KFRU

Event sponsors:
American Association of University Women – Columbia Branch (AAUW)
League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County (LWV)
Daniel Boone Regional Library (Columbia Public Library

Now retired, Ann Covington was the first woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. Ellen Roper was Circuit Court Judge for 28 years and served as a special judge on the Missouri Supreme Court and Missouri Court of Appeals Western District. Christine Carpenter served on the 13th Judicial Circuit Court for 18 years and has been a leader in both Missouri and the U.S. in the field of recovery courts. Casey Clevenger oversees four treatment courts in Boone and two courts in Callaway County.

This forum honors the memory of Holly Burgess, a member of both LWV and AAUW, who was particularly interested in public policy issues.

The event is free and open to the public.

League of Women Voters
Columbia-Boone County

“Income Inequality”

Poverty & Inequality in Columbia and Boone County
“Lunch & Learn”
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 Noon
Columbia Public Library

Guest Speaker:
Steve Hollis
Human Services Manager
Columbia/Boone County Dept. of Public Health & Human Services

This program will offer a local perspective on economic issues of poverty and relates to this year’s One Read book Nomadland.

Lunch & Learn programs are a monthly event in cooperation with the Columbia Public Library.
Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.


National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Members of the League Voter Service Committee will provide voter registration service and answer questions about voting.



99th Anniversary of 19th Amendment

Celebration of the
99th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Boone County History & Culture Center
3801 Ponderosa Street, Columbia

With A Sing-Along of Suffrage Songs
with the “Joy Boys”


Guest Speaker:
Catherine Rymph
Professor and chair, MU Department of History
“Changes in Women’s Legal Rights Since Getting the Vote”

With a historical display of the Missouri Suffrage Movement
and the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County

Come in historical costume of the suffragist era if you can!
Refreshments will be provided and there is no cost to attend!