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2017 Annual Meeting

LWVWI’s 2017 Annual Meeting will infuse civil discourse into what are often emotionally charged topics, giving Leaguers a chance to share their viewpoints and discuss matters in a place where it is safe to respectfully disagree. The meeting will be hosted by LWV Greater Green Bay and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Green Bay on June 9-10. Ultimately delegates from across the state will come together to adopt new program priorities, elect new leaders and adopt a budget to ensure success and impact in the coming year.

FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

FRIDAY EVENING
Americans are Radicals at Heart: We need to remember that we Americans are radicals at heart. To transcend the crisis we face, we need to embrace our radical history. 
Harvey J. Kaye is the Ben & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy & Justice Studies at UW-Green Bay, Founding Director of the University’s Center for History and Social Change, and author, most recently, of Thomas Paine and the Promise of America (FSG, 2005) and The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Simon & Schuster, 2014).  

SATURDAY MORNING - ZABELLE MALKASIAN LECTURE*
Race to Equity - Lifting Up All Wisconsin Residents:
What is the connection between race and poverty, and how can we reduce racial disparities?
Erica Nelson, director of the Race to Equity Project at the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, an initiative to dramatically reduce racial disparities Madison and throughout the rest of the state. She and the Race to Equity Team have received numerous honors and awards. 

Erica is a frequent presenter and speaker on race, social justice and family policy issues.


The 
Zabelle Malkasian Lecture Series
*
Zabelle Malkasian was a member of LWV Milwaukee County who was active in the League at the local and state levels. Her son, Bill Malkasian, made a generous gift to LWVWI in 2013 to create an annual lecture series to honor and extend his mother’s legacy as an advocate. 



FULL AGENDA 
(Updated 4/10/17)

SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
- Poverty in Your Community: How to Address It
- League Membership & Outreach: Challenges and Successes of Local Leagues
- Inter-League Update: Lake Michigan Region and Upper Mississippi River Region Leagues
Click here to see descriptions

REGISTRATION AND LODGING
Registration ranges from $40 to $80 ($15 to $35 student rate) depending on how much of the meeting you wish to attend.

DEADLINES
Hotel/lodging - special rates available until May 19, or when rooms are all taken.
Meeting registration - Register by June 1



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