United Way Equity Challenge

The United Way Equity Challenge
“Lunch & Learn”
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers
LaToya Stevens and Rachel Delcau
Heart of Missouri United Way

The Equity Challenge, presented by Heart of Missouri United Way, helps participants gain awareness and understanding of racism and learn how to build a community in which people’s outcomes in life are not determined by their skin color.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library. Please register to receive a Zoom link for this online event. Register

Inequities in Justice

Minority Youth, Inequities in Justice

Part I

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
7-8:30 p.m.

Live event via Zoom

This two-part virtual forum will provide background information about the disparities in how minority youth are disciplined in the school and juvenile justice systems. Get current information on the issue from relevant partners and, in Part II, discover how community members can get involved and take action.

Co-sponsored with the Columbia Public Library; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Chi Omega Chapter; Boone County Children’s Services Board; Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association; Minority Men’s Network; and the NAACP of Columbia, MO. Part of Boone County’s Journey Toward Inclusive Excellence.

 Please register to receive a Zoom link for this live event. The forum will also be recorded for later viewing on our YouTube channel.

Minority Youth, Inequities in Justice

Part II

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
7-8:30 p.m.

Live event via Zoom

This two-part virtual forum will provide background information about the disparities in how minority youth are disciplined in the school and juvenile justice systems. Get current information on the issue from relevant partners and in Part II discover how community members can get involved and take action.

Co-sponsored with the Columbia Public Library; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Chi Omega Chapter; Boone County Children’s Services Board; Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association; Minority Men’s Network; and the NAACP of Columbia, MO. Part of Boone County’s Journey Toward Inclusive Excellence.

The first part of this forum will take place Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m.

 Please register to receive a Zoom link for this live event. The forum will also be recorded for later viewing on our YouTube channel.

State Program Planning Meeting

LWVMO State Program Planning Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7 p.m.
On Zoom

In preparation for the 2021 LWVMO State Convention, local Leagues need to participate in LWVMO Program Planning to review current state League positions on issues and decide whether these positions are sufficient to carry out all of our advocacy on critical issues. Local Leagues are not allowed to take action as a League entity on issues without a position either at the local, state or national level. So, this process is the life blood of the League!

The process we will follow at our program planning meeting is:

·         Discuss the issues that we want to focus on for the next two years and determine if the positions for the state and national Leagues allow us to advocate for our priority issues.

·         If we find the state or national positions are not adequate, we can recommend a change or addition through a new study or a concurrence with a position from another state or local League.

·         Finally, we need to confirm or recommend changes to the policy positions of LWVMO

If you are interested in participating on January 27, we ask that you register so we can email you the links to the Guide to State Action (LWVMO positions in detail) and the Impact on Issues (LWVUS positions) to prepare for the meeting.

Register here:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctcOyrrzgrH9x4uG-ma_k4jpaSCCLBF52i

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Economic and Social Impact of Covid in Columbia

LUNCH & LEARN: THE ECONOMIC
AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF COVID IN COLUMBIA|
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
On Zoom

Guest Speakers

Steve Hollis, Human Services Manager for the Columbia/Boone County Health Department
and Alan Spell, MU Assistant Extension Professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences.

Since early 2020, our lives have been changed by COVID-19. The pandemic hasn’t just affected our health and how we conduct our lives, but also our local economy. At this virtual presentation, learn about these impacts and possible ways to help Mid-Missouri’s economy recover. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

Please register to receive a Zoom link.

Register