LWV OPRF October 11 Week in Preview
Lake Michigan Annual Meeting
All LWV members and friends interested in Lake Michigan pollution and solutions are invited to attend the LWV Lake Michigan Region Conference and Annual Meeting October 15-16 in Porter, IN. To see speaker/field trip details and to register, click here. Can't attend the conference but you want to support the programs of LWV LMR? Then please bid in the Annual Meeting Auction at this linkSupport the mission of the Lake Michigan Region and find a bargain at the same time!
Goodman Theatre Fundraiser
FANNIE, opening on the Owen Stage at the Goodman Theater on October 15, is the perfect play for the League! Fannie Hamer, who was a voting rights activist in Mississippi in the Civil Rights Era, risked her life for her beliefs and fought for the right of Black voters to exercise their franchise. The event will be a fundraiser for our League. We chose a Sunday matinee on November 14 at 2:00pm. The tickets are selling at a reduced rate of $30 and then we are asking members to contribute an additional $20 to the League, for a total cost of $50. Deadline for registering is November 1. Go here to buy tickets. Non-members are welcome, so invite friends and family. Audience members will be required to show vaccination cards and wear a mask during the performance. You can read more about Fannie Lou Hamer here.
It's time to make the donuts!
Many members already volunteered to help with our first fundraiser of the year on Saturday, October 23, making and selling donuts at the Oak Park Farmers Market at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake Street. There are still openings for volunteers with time slots starting at 4:00am till 1:00pm. These are three hour shifts and we will be partnering with the Kiwanis Club to work on that day. Donuts are made in the church basement and everyone is required to wear a mask when working inside. This is a no brainer to raise some funds for our League by just asking members to contribute their time to work a shift. With Covid restricting our fundraising efforts for the past two years, this is one easy way to add to our funds. Use can use this link to sign up in an open slot not already taken by a Kiwanis volunteer. You can read more about the Pilgrim Donut Committee rules here. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Joan Petertil. Thanks in advance for signing up!
Environmental Update Recording
If you missed the LWV IL Environment Issues Specialist presentation to our League on Thursday, October 7, you can see the recording of the evening's presentation on our YouTube page here. It is also posted on our website.
Color of Law
Author and researcher Richard Rothstein, presents on the policies that led to racial segregation in American communities, what can be done to reverse these practices, and to work towards racial equity. You can register for this River Forest Library Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Oct 13th, from 7:00-8:00pm here.
LWV Lake Michigan October Annual Conference