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Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
  VOTE!. General Election Day ● Offices and issues on the ballot: ○ Tucson City Council Members for Wards 3, 5, and 6
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
10:00 AM Eastside Unit Meeting. Meet at Tucson City Ward 2 Office 7575 E. Speedway 9:30 a.m. Social time 10:00 a.m. Program:

Presenter is Kari Hogan, Chief Administrative Officer for PPEP Portable Practical Education Preparation Inc. PPEP helps young people with employment training, education, GED and emergency assistance.

No program in December.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
 
9:00 AM Habitat for Humanity Field Trip. Meet at Habitat for Humanity's main office, 3501 N. Mountain Ave.

Habitat for Humanity's Chief Executive Officer, T. VanHook and Gordon Yarrington, Chief Operating Officer will give LWV members a rare opportunity to hear about the how, what and who of Habitat for Humanity Tucson. Check our their website [habitattucson.org] for more information. Afterwards, we are invited for a special tour of the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant Road.

Call the LWV office 327-7652 to RSVP. This field trip provides additional information about income inequality issues in Tucson - our topic for November 18th's meeting. Home ownership is part of the American dream and Habitat for Humanity helps make that dream come true. Their staff is making a special presentation for the League of Women Voters thanks to Dorothy Riley, their volunteer and our member. Please come!

Thursday, November 9, 2017
 
5:30-7:30 PM LWVGT New Member Orientation Night. This meeting will cover the basics of how the League works to create positive, lasting change in our community and how YOU can get involved. Please RSVP to Pat Wiedhopf, 520-850-6755 for location address. Carpooling is encouraged. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday, November 10, 2017
 
Noon Green Valley Unit Meeting. The Green Valley unit of the LWVGT will meet at Noon on Friday, November 10 at Noon in the Private Dining Room, 3rd floor of the La Vista building on the La Posada campus. Bring a sack lunch. The speaker will be John Brakey, LWVGT member and elections watchdog in Pima County. He will speak on his role in monitoring elections. For more information call Sue Girardeau, 648-7969.
Monday, November 13, 2017
 
3:00-5:00pm Voter registration training for League members. Woods Memorial Library 3455 N 1st Ave, Tucson Call the LWVGT office to sign up: 520-327-7652
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Rebecca Fealk from American Friends Service Committee Arizona will speak on the privatization of prisons and the services within the prisons.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road. Topic: Climate Change Seen Through Tree Rings. Speaker: Dr. Katie Hirschboeck. The meeting will be followed by the Tree Ring Laboratory Tour, 2 -3 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
 
2:00-3:00 PM University of Arizona Tree Ring Laboratory Field Trip. Meet at the Ward 3 Office, 1510 E. Grant Road at 1:15 (if you do not attend the 11:30 MidTown Unit Meeting) A docent from the Tree Ring Laboratory will be our tour guide.

Please RSVP to the LWVGT Office 327-7652

Saturday, November 18, 2017
 
  Voter Education Program. The American Dream: A Fleeting Fantasy? Viewing of the Noam Chomsky Documentary: Requiem for the American Dream
In the words of Jared P. Scott, the film "is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, on the defining characteristic of our time + the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality + tracing a half century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority + while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time + the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future." (In cooperation with the Loft Cinema)
Discussion with local public officials will follow the showing
Location: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program Field Trip: November 8, Habitat for Humanity (check November Voter for details)
Monday, November 27, 2017
 
5:30-7pm Midtown Evening Unit. Meet at 3202 E. 1st St. Ward 6 Conference Room. Contact is Ronnie Mullins

This Unit will be using What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: by Jessamyn Conrad to guide unit discussion in 2017.

Information on this new Evening Unit (info)

Friday, December 8, 2017
 
Noon Green Valley Unit Meeting. The Green Valley unit of the LWVGT will meet at Noon on Friday, December 8 in the Mohave Room, 2nd floor of the La Perla building on the La Posada campus. Bring a sack lunch. The speaker will be Liane Hernandez, Community Outreach and Education Director at the Tucson YWCA. For more information call Sue Girardeau, 648-7969;
Saturday, December 9, 2017
 
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Holiday Brunch. Our annual Holiday Brunch will be held at the Junior League of Tucson, 2099 E. River Road. (This is just east of the River and Campbell intersection on the north side of the street.)

You are invited to celebrate another year of the Tucson League. Guests are welcome. It will be a time to socialize and enjoy wonderful food. Please, RSVP by e-mail desktop@lwvgt.com or phone 520-327-7652 before December 6, 2016. There is no admission fee, but we hope you will remember the LWVAZ Education Fund, the LWVGT Endowment Fund and the LWVGT Operating Fund. The Operating Fund is not tax deductible, but we need the donations to keep the office open.

Monday, December 11, 2017
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. (**You will note that for this one meeting, we are varying from our regular meeting schedule (third Thursday). We will resume that schedule in January.**)

Susan Knight's program originally scheduled for September will be presented at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road. She will speak about ETHICS AND THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, a course she teaches at the University of Arizona Journalism Department where she is Associate Professor of Practice. The receiver of numerous teaching awards including the Magellan Circle Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2009, and the Hugh and Jan Harelson Excellence in Teaching Award, 2000 and 2003, she has also worked as news reporter on the Arizona Daily Star, with the Tucson Weekly and the University of Arizona Press.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Senator Steve Farley will prepare us for the Arizona legislative session beginning in January. Program planning will follow.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
 
10:00 - 11:AM Insider tour of El Rio Community Health Center Congress Campus. Please meet at El Rio Community Health Center Congress Campus, 839 W. Congress for a guided tour. RSVP to the LWVGT office, 327-7652.

After the tour, participants can walk across the street for lunch at the lovely Mercado San Agustin where there are a several wonderful restaurants; Agustin Kitchen, La Estrella Bakery, Presta Coffee Roasters, and Seis Kitchen.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Florence Project: Legal Processes Facing Immigrants in Arizona
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
 
9:30 a.m. social time 10:00 a.m. program Eastside Unit Meeting. Meet at Ward 2 Office 7575 E. Speedway. New League member, Leah Z Jaffe, will be our guest speaker. Leah's law degree is from Fordham Law School. She worked for the National Labor Relations Board's Manhattan Office for 30 years. She is currently with the Workers' Rights Clinic University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

The last 45 minutes of the meeting we will discuss Program Planning for LWVGT and LWVUS.

Thursday, January 18, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: 2018/2019 LWVUS and LWVGT Position Discussions/Decisions. Speakers: Sue DeArmond and Freda Johnson. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
 
9:30AM - 12:00PM Voter Education Program: Health Care. Held at El Rio Administration + The Historic Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo in Ballroom B. Please park and enter at the back of the building.

Topic: How Are You and Your Loved Ones Impacted By Changing Healthcare?

Join us to hear from local experts in the field of healthcare. Our panelists will be speaking about care from the prospective of an aging population, new collaborative initiatives in Tucson concerning social determinants of health and end of life planning, health benefits and coverage. Experts confirmed include W. Mark Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pima Council on Aging, Nancy Johnson, RN, PhD, CEO, El Rio Community Health Center. Also, on the panel will be health insurance executive, Julia Strange, V.P. for Community Benefit for Tucson Medical Center. She is an award winning advocate for patients, families and communities across the entire state.

The Historic Manning House houses the administrative offices of El Rio Community Health Center, a not-profit providing healthcare to 96,000 people in our community. Our Voter Education program coordinator, Brenda Goldsmith, El Rio Foundation's Executive Director, and LWVGT board member, will host our presentation at the Manning House. An optional tour will follow the presentation.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 
10AM- noon, approximately. Eastside Unit Meeting. Please meet at 7301 E. Speedway, going north on Prudence. Tour of Resource Recovery, where junk is recycled instead of going into the landfill. Please, sign-up with Phylis Carnahan 520-885-3271.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. Golder Ranch Fire Station, 1175 W. Magee - Pima County Justice Coordinating Council (MacArthur Foundation grant)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: Programs of the YWCA. Speaker: John-Peter Wilhite, YWCA Southern Arizona. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
 
  Voter Education Program. When Immigration Hits a Wall: Life in the Borderlands Location: Joel D. Valdez Pima County Public Library
101 N. Stone, Lower Level 1 Mtg. Rm
Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program
Friday, March 2, 2018
 
  Issues and Eggs. Details to follow
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. to be announced
Thursday, March 15, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: The Line Becomes a River, Border Patrol Memoir. Speaker: Author, Francisco Cantu. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
 
  Voter Education Program. Tucson's Air: Still Breathable in 25 Years? Location: Joel D. Valdez Pima County Public Library
101 N. Stone, Lower Level 1 Mtg. Rm
Time: 9:30 am refreshments, 10 am + 12 pm program
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
 
2:00 pm Northwest Unit Meeting. to be announced
Thursday, April 19, 2018
 
11:30-1:00pm Midtown Unit Meeting. Topic: Productive Conversations Between People who Disagree. Speaker, Catherine Tornbom, Center for Community Dialogue. Meet at the Ward III Office, 1510 E. Grant Road.