Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Vickers Theater, Three Oaks "This Changes Everything" Documentary Film. A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our economic system into something radically better.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Meet at Emelie Shroder's home. Call to let her know you are attending: 269-266-7299 by Saturday 10/7. League Book Group. Two books have been selected for discussion: "Climate of Hope" by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope, and "Strangers in Their Own Land" by Arlie Russell Hochschild. Both books, to a greater and lesser extent, offer insights on climate change. The emphasis, though, is quite different. Climate is at the heart of Bloomberg and Pope's book, as they describe the issue, highlight its seriousness, and offer creative ways to address it. Hochschild, on the other hand, tells of her experience with people in Louisiana's bayou country whose livelihoods and way of life have been severely impacted by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Berrien RESA Conference Room in Berrien Springs. Forum on Specialty Courts by Judge Charles LaSata. On Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m., LWVBCC is sponsoring a public forum by Berrien County Circuit Court Judge Charles LaSata on "Specialty Courts in Berrien County--Healing Victims and Offenders." The forum will take place at Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue in Berrien Springs.
Berrien County has four specialty courts -- Drug Treatment Court, Drug Court, Domestic Violence Court, and "Swift and Sure." For the past three years, Judge LaSata has presided over all four.
This is a good opportunity to learn about innovative programs in our local court system, how they work, and how they are related to the broader legal system. An opportunity to ask questions will follow Judge LaSata's presentation.
Please come to the forum Thursday evening, and bring friends and neighbors with you. The forum is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Outside Bookstore
Lake Michigan College
Napier Ave. Campus
National Voter Registration Day. We will be registering voters as part of this National Voter Registration Day effort. LWVBCC members who would like to help should call 847-363-1179 for scheduling. We will be at LMC from 10am to 2pm.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Coach's Restaurant
2528 Glenlord Road
Stevensville, MI
Invasive Species by Rubia Jasinevicius. Japanese Knotweed and other "Invasive Species" is a non-native plant that can grow up to 10 feet tall. It will be the subject of our September 13 noon luncheon.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Meet at Ginny Burd's home. Call to let her know you are attending: 269-465-3132 by Saturday 7/15. League Book Group. "Sex and the Constitution" by Geoffrey Stone, U. of Chicago Law School. And "Stripped to the Bone: Portraits of Syrian Women," by David Salas and Ghada Alatrash.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Sarett Nature Center,
2300 North Benton Center Road, Benton Harbor
League Annual Meeting and 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Please Join the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties at its 60th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Dinner Meeting. 

You are welcome to arrive early and enjoy walking the nature trails as guests of Sarett. Accordingly, casual dress is encouraged.

Guests to be Honored for their Contributions to Participation in Community: The Pokagon Fund Calling All Colors All God's Children Community Choir Members of the choir will end the evening with songs celebrating the evening's theme: PARTICIPATION AND COMMUNITY.

Taste-tested, 5-Star Menu. $30 per person.  

Reservations required by May 31. To make your reservation and make payment, either (a) pay by PayPal (see link on Home page), or (b) mail your check for $30 per person payable to "LWVBCC" at P.O.Box 1032, Niles, MI  49120. Be sure to tell us your name, address, email address, and names of those attending with you.  Thanks.