Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

A comprehensive listing of LWVSWMO events as well as events of related interest & mission.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, June 2, 2018
3:00 pm
Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807
Lunafest. A festival of short films by, for and about women, benefiting Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) and Chicken & Egg Pictures. You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll support Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, providing services which have empowered people and enriched communities for more than 50 years! OACAC is pleased to present the 2nd Annual LUNAFEST festival in Springfield on Saturday, June 2 at the Springfield Art Museum. Join us for a lovely afternoon of films, food, and friends, beginning at 3pm.

Following the screening of LUNAFEST, we are pleased to have Joy Millana join guests for an open discussion of the films. Millana is an accomplished producer and director of commercials, shorts, and feature films. She just completed her second year as a tenured-track assistant professor of digital film and production at Missouri State University, and is a recipient of a Faculty Research Grant, in which she in preproduction for her next short titled, It's Time.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
7-9 pm
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810

Civil Rights and a Civil Society: Critical Dialogues in Equity, Race and Identity. Andrea Blackman, Special Collections Division manager at the Nashville, Tennessee, Public Library, will present a cultural sensitivity and awareness training that will help participants know how to create a culturally inclusive, respectful environment in their schools, companies and communities. It promises to deepen our own cultural self-awareness, build cultural competencies and encourage culturally responsive interactions. For more information call 616-0564.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:00 am
The Library Center
4653 S. Campbell Ave.
Springfield, MO 65810

Community Room A
Clean Missouri. Clean Missouri is proposing a constitutional amendment that would do what legislators have failed to do: imposing gift limits for legislators, lowering campaign contribution limits, changing the length of time required before becoming lobbyists, and changing the model for drawing districts to prevent partisan gerrymandering.

Join us for a presentation by Clean Missouri representative Lexi Amos and a Q & A session afterwards.

Thursday, June 28, 2018-Sunday, July 1, 2018
Chicago, Illinois LWVUS Convention.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Mexico, Missouri LWVMO Board Meeting.

LWVSWMO Calendar


Unit meetings: These small group meetings held monthly*. Here is where League members discuss local action as well as state and national issues, learning from local experts and League panels. A members selects the unit meeting that best fits her/his own schedule.

Third Monday, 5:30 p.m. dinner meeting, Prima's Mexican Restaurant, 3662 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield MO

Third Tuesday, noon, brown bag lunch, Drury University, Findlay Student Center, Room 204

*Unit meetings are not held in the months of December, June, July, or August.

General meetings: At least three general membership meetings are held throughout the year. All members are invited. Topics are determined by the board.

Summer Sounding Board: Third Saturday, June, July and August, 9:30 am. Locations to be announced.

Public forums: Candidate and ballot issue forums are scheduled during election season.

Annual meeting: In May, League members gather for a business meeting to elect officers and board members, determine issue priorities for the coming year and review finances.

Special events: Voter registration, naturalization ceremonies, Women's Equality Day.