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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, March 28, 2017
7:00 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7:30 pm
Megan Swezey Fogarty's home New Member Orientation + Action postcard writing.
Monday, April 3, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
NOTE LOCATION CHANGE TO:

Lucie Stern Community Theatre
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
"Understanding Islam" - A Three-Part Series. Part 1: What does it mean to be Muslim? The basics.
A discussion of Islam as a religion and an identity in modern America and abroad.

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.

Monday, April 17, 2017
noon - 2 pm
First Baptist Church of Palo Alto
305 North California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Lunch with League: Agriculture's Role in Addressing Climate Change. In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a panel discussion on how we, as individuals and as a society, can lower the carbon footprint of our food.

Our panelists include:

Rob Jackson, Stanford Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. Professor Jackson studies how people affect the earth, global carbon and water cycles, biosphere/atmosphere interactions, energy use, and climate change.

Suds Jain, of Citizens' Climate Lobby, who will discuss agriculture's role in contributing to CO2 emissions.

Gilonne d'Origny, Climate Solution Advisor, who will share her work on bridging the climate innovation gap, particularly in the production of meat.

Spring Menu includes: Spring Pea Risotto with Meyer Lemon Zest & Parsley Hazelnut Pesto; Mixed Green Salad, Toasted Almond with Rosemary Balsamic Extra Virgin Oil Dressing; Lavender-Orange-Infused Mini Cup Dark Chocolates with Fresh Berries and Lavender Tea. $15.00. (gluten and dairy free)

Please RSVP by Friday, April 13 either (a) at https://tinyurl.com/hjxwvdv or (b) by calling 650-903-0600 to leave your request, name and telephone number. Someone will call you back.

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.

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.