Making Democracy Work

Coming Events

All local LWV events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise noted.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Christiano's Restaurant
State Highway 23, Green Lake, WI 54941
LWV of Ripon Area 57th Annual Meeting (2019). Please mark your calendars for our Thursday, May 9 ANNUAL MEETING to be held at Christiano's Restaurant in Green Lake on Thursday night, May 9th.


We are pleased to announce that our May 9th Annual Meeting Speaker will be Marguerite W. Penick-Parks. The title of her presentation is The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys which is also the title of the book she has written with co-authors Eddie Moore and Ali Michael.

The book is published by CORWIN, a SAGE Publishing Company, and the ISBN number is 978-1-5063-5168-1. Copyright 2018

About the Authors- Our multiracial author team is held together with the magnetic energy that comes from honoring different - and sometimes opposite - polarities. We disagree; we have different assumptions; our styles clash. And we love each other. We love the electrical current that our differences spark; we honor our seemingly contradictory answers that together lead to complex, multifaceted solutions. We recognize that without each other we could not even ask these questions,much less answer them. Eddie Moore, Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks

"With a lens focused equally (and with critical compassion) on White women and Black boys, dozens of authors offer thoughtful, urgent, personal, and concrete suggestions for moving to new habits of understanding, respecting, and connecting the help unleash young people's full human contributions. Read and digest this book to embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task. Quote - Mica Pollock, Professor University of California, San Diego

Waking Up White and Finding MYSELF in the Story of RACE by Debby Irving that is further recommended.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:30 AM
Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 State Road 23
Green Lake, WI 54941
2019 LWVWI Annual Meeting. Join the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin at the 2019 LWVWI Annual Meeting where we will gather to learn, share ideas, and enjoy fellowship. This year's event will include discussions on membership expansion efforts and candidate forum strategies. The event will also feature a lecture by Dr. Genevieve McBride, Professor Emerita of History at UW-Milwaukee and author of On Wisconsin Women, on Wisconsin's role in the history of women's suffrage to kick off the League's Centennial celebrations leading into August 2020. The meeting is hosted by LWV Ripon Area and takes place at the Green Lake Conference Center on June 8, 2019. Please check the LWVWI website for the day's agenda, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), and lodging information. You don't have to be a member to attend. All are welcome!

For more information and to pay and register: