Throughout American history, there has been an undeniable divide between urban and rural America. People from certain regions are viewed as “the other,” and blamed for America’s social ills. Since the 2016 presidential election, that cultural divide has only expanded and deepened. With their documentary Hillbilly, co-directors Ashley York and Sally Rubin — both natives of Appalachia— have made a complex film about complex people.
Maria Nubia-Feliciano, Ph.D., instructor at Chapman University and UCI, will talk about Women and Hispanic Month at Lunch with League. Reservation required no later than October 14, call Maggie at 714-289-1125 or LWV.COCA [at] gmail.com. $27 paid in advance, either online or check to LWV COCA, PO Box 10621, Santa Ana CA 92711, or $30 at the door.
Come join the LWVO Board Meeting! Hear plans for events, committee work, and budget decisions.
New LWVO Office location!
Located in the Sacred Heart Parish Center. Entrance accessible from parking lot, gate on 41st Street. During school hours, LWVO visitors must check in at Yu Ming Charter School office at 675 41st Street, then walk across playground to LWVO office.
We have heard about the children locked in cages in detention camps at our Mexican border—and realize that the memories and trauma will likely be with them for the rest of their lives. But, what happens to our local community’s children and families when they learn about the “kids in cages” and have immigration concerns about themselves and family members?
Please join us to hear from four Immigration Specialists who work with these issues every day in our region.
October 16th (10 A.M. – 2 P.M.) The Solano County Office Voter Registrar has asked the League of Women Voters for assistance with the Mock Elections they are holding at eight locations in the county to test voting machines. This event is open to the public. Please come and test the new voting machines and cast a ballot. It is still not too late to volunteer for this event. If you are interested, please contact Julie Hartford at 925 786-5531.
To accept and file proposed homelessness report, approve city homeless plan, and approve homeless task force, the Torrance City Council and the Social Services Commission will be conducting a joint meeting that is open to the public. There will be a time set apart for oral communication with the public. Attend with an open mind and share your questions and possible solutions to the homeless situation in Los Angeles that has spread to the South Bay and the City of Torrance.
Linda Gleason, founder, The Children's Movement Fresno will be the featured speaker at the League's October membership meeting. Join us at Yosemite Falls Cafe (at Granite Park) in Fresno, 4020 N. Cedar at 6 pm. No host dinner. League Board will meet at 5 pm, preceeding the dinner meeting.
We will be registering voters at the 40th annual Sacramento Take Back the Night celebration. Look for our table at the Resource Fair where you can register to vote or to get information about casting your ballot next March. For more about the Resource Fair including speakers, performances and march, contact Take Back the Night.
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a community issue forum titled “Oh, Give Me a Home: Equality of Opportunity for All” on Saturday, October 12, from 11 am to 1 pm, at the Pleasant Valley Recreation Center, 2320 North Ave. in Chico. This event is FREE and open to the public.