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Bill of Rights Program

“Examining Free Speech in the Digital Era”
Monday, February 13, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

A panel will discuss the issue of free spech in the digital era.

The program will feature a panel of experts, including:

                  Dr. Adam Seagrave, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy

                  Dr. Nicholas Drummond, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy

                  Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

              Peggy Placier, LWV co-president, will serve as moderator.

This event is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County.

Funding for the event and the accompanying display about the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights has been provided by the Missouri Humanities Council in partnership with the National Archives.

Click here to view flyer with details:   Free Speech


Money in Politics

Lunch & Learn
Money in Politics
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

HyVee Club Room (Nifong Store – second floor)

Diane Suhler and Peggy Placier will give a presentation created by the national LWV on the controversial issue of “Money in Politics”.
Bring your lunch or buy lunch in the deli at HyVee.

This event is open to the public.

Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work: How News Media and Citizens Can Work Together

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
7:00 p.m. on CAT TV


Sarah Read, local consultant for the project

Robert Ross, Mizzou Alumni Association and former spokesperson for the City of Columbia

Peggy Placier, LWVCBC co-president

Moderator: Jim Robertson, managing editor, Columbia Daily Tribune

This will be a discussion of the Kettering Foundation grant to the Columbia Daily Tribune.  

The purpose of the grant is to improve democratic practices and promote public deliberation. Part of a “learning exchange” are the Trib Talks online, interactive and moderated dialogue forums. These forums allow citizen-driven dialogue.

 CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 985, and CenturyTel Prism 98.  The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.