Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Winnetka The Current Balance of Power in the Middle East. Tom Mockaitis, Ph.D. Professor of Modern European and Military History at DePaul University.Tom Mockaitis is a frequent contributor to PBS, the BBC, and national and local TV and radio stations. Tom has written books on Iraq, counter-insurgency and terrorism.

A reception and lunch precede the speaker.

The cost per luncheon is $35 for one event or $60 for both luncheons and talks. As luncheon places are limited, those wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to reserve a place early by sending checks made payable to LWV-WNK to Joni Johnson, 888 Tower Road, Winnetka, 60091.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
11:30am - 1pm
DePaul University Center, 1 Jackson Blvd., 11th floor LWV of Cook County Lunch and Learn Fundraiser. Mariyana Spyropoulos, President of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

Fee $35. Make checks payable to LWVIL Educ. Fund. Mail to Pris Mims, 225 N. Columbus Drive, Unit 6508, Chicago, IL 60601

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
9:30 am-7:00 pm
Winnetka Public Library foyer. National Voter Registration Day. League members will be available to sign up citizens to vote and to hand out information on voting dates for the gubernatorial primary in March 2018.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Winnetka Public Library, Community Room Health Care -- Right or Commodity?. Speaker: Craig Klugman, Professor Klugman is Chair of the Health Sciences Department at DePaul University and also teaches Bio-Ethics.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Winnetka Public Library, Community Room Politics and the Media. Speaker: Peter Slevin, former staff reporter of the Washington Post who covered the presidency of George W. Bush and Barack Obama's political campaigns, and currently at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Author of "Michelle Obama, A Life".
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Winnetka Public Library, Community Room Voting Rights and the Constitution. Speaker: Richard Sobel, Mr.Sobel is a frequent lecturer on human rights at Harvard, Princeton and Northwestern University. Cambridge University Press has recently published his book, "Citizenship as a Foundation of Rights".
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Avenue, Kenilworth State of the Villages Holiday Tea. Featuring talks by the three Village Presidents and Village Managers on the current problems and accomplishments of their Villages.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Winnetka Public Library Great Decisions. Monday, January 29 through March 21, "Great Decisions", eight weeks of discussions on eight important contemporary international topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association of New York, with videos and an article on each topic as basis for discussion. Participants may attend Monday sessions from 12:30 to 2:30 pm, or Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:45 pm at the Winnetka Public Library.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Happ-Inn Northfield Conversations luncheon and speaker. $25.00 Reservations - Diane Onixt,
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Happ-Inn Northfield Conversations luncheon and speaker. $25.00 Reservations - Diane Onixt,