EVENTS

EVENTS

Feb
2
Thu
Population Dynamics Might Save Democracy in North Carolina @ Chapel Hill Public Library
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting a presentation by Walter Salinger at the Chapel Hill Public Library, Meeting Room A.

Mr. Salinger contends that “Ongoing changes in North Carolina’s demographics are so extensive that they could overwhelm even the most thoroughly gerrymandered redistricting process.” In the face of these changes, Mr. Salinger provides an alternative view of the process and advocates for a nonpartisan redistricting plan.

Walter Salinger is a retired professor who taught Psychology for 38 years at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). While at UNCG, he served in such leadership positions as Head of the Psychology Department and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Since retiring in 2010, he has become an active member of the League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad (LWVPT), focusing on nonpartisan redistricting reform and diminishing the influence of money on politics. He serves on the Boards of Directors of LWVPT and the League of Women Voters of North Carolina.

The Chapel Hill Public Library is located at 100 Library Drive in Chapel Hill. The program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Mar
11
Sat
Women in Government: Act, Support, Run @ Extraordinary Ventures
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham counties is hosting a seminar on Women in Government: How to Get Involved, Volunteer, Become or Support a Candidate.

The seminar, which commemorates the 97th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters, will be held on Saturday March 11, 2017, from 9AM until 1PM at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill.

Eight distinguished guests will be speaking:
* Dr. David McClennan, Visiting Professor, Meredith College
* Naomi Randolph, Executive Director, Women AdvaNCe
* Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, Women’s Forum NC
* George McCue, Durham Board of Elections
* Lydia Lavelle, Mayor, Carrboro
* Brenda Howerton, Durham County Commissioner
* Verla Insko, NC State Representative, District 56, Orange
* Valerie P Foushee, NC State Senator, Chatham/Orange

The program is open to the public. Registration in advance is required, visit www.lwvodc.org/action_issues.html. A fee of $20 for League members and $30 for non-members covers the cost of the seminar and lunch. Free parking is available. For more information contact Pam Oxendine at lwvdurhampo@gmail.com.