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Calendar of Events

Events listed here are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Please note that co-sponsorship of an event does not imply endorsement of any of the speakers, groups, or the points of view expressed.
Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Rinconada Library
Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
"Understanding Islam" - A Three-Part Series. Part 2: Fear of a Faith: Sharia. Surveillance. Terrorism. The Muslim Ban. What's real, and what's not?
A discussion of the policies, politics, and current events that affect U.S. understandings of Islam and Muslims.

Moderator: County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Panelists: Ameena Jandali, Islamic Networks Group
Jihad Turk, ‎President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School

Presented by the Commonwealth Club and County Supervisor Joe Simitian - Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

All events are free. Please RSVP at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/sv or call 408-299-5050.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00 to noon
Peninsula Conservation Center
Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Annual Meeting. Enjoy a light brunch and:
  • Hear City Council member, former three-term County Supervisor, and long-time LWVPA member Liz Kniss. Liz has inspired many women to consider a career in public service. (Note: Speaker change.)
  • Vote on the budget for 2017-18
  • Elect Officers, Directors and the 2017-18 Nominating Committee
  • Adopt LWVPA Positions, Program and Issues for Emphasis for 2017-18
  • And more

Find links to information about the Annual Meeting on this site's home page.
Monday, May 22, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Rinconada Library
Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
"Understanding Islam" - A Three-Part Series. Part 3: Women and Islam
A discussion of what it means to be a Muslim woman, and how Islam intersects with gender in today's world.

Moderator: County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Panelists: Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author, The Muslim Next Door
Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group

Presented by the Commonwealth Club and County Supervisor Joe Simitian - Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

All events are free. Please RSVP at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/sv or call 408-299-5050.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:00 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA "Old Board, New Board" Meeting - All members are welcome.
Friday, June 2, 2017
 
The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
League of Women Voters of California Convention. 10 am, Friday, June 2, through 3 pm, Sunday, June 4, with a special Lobby Day on Thursday, June 1.

Speakers include Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, and Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento. Add-on option: dinner and lively presentation by Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner. Workshop topics to be announced soon.