Making Democracy Work


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
Sunday, December 4, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Road
Main Hall
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Your Voice Matters: Empathy & the Marathon to Create Inclusive Community. This event is to start a conversation about how we can cultivate empathy, build a broad based coalition and converge action to create communities that are welcoming to all.

We will hear from two distinguished panels on our region's challenges and opportunities and connect the dots between each other on how we can work together.

Panel 1:

  • Ratna Amin, SPUR
  • Leslye Corsiglia, SV@Home
  • Malaki Seku-Amen, California Urban Partnership
  • Steve Levy, Center for Continuing Studies of CA Economy
  • Moderator: Joaquin Sanchez, Industrial Areas Foundation

Panel 2:
  • Palo Alto Vice Mayor Greg Scharff
  • Mountain View City Councilman Lenny Siegel
  • Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller
  • Redwood City Vice Mayor Ian Bain
  • Moderator: Conor Dougherty, New York Times

Co-Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Palo Alto Bay Area Industrial Areas Foundation

Childcare available upon request. Please email organizer via the Eventbrite page to reserve.

Monday, December 12, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Annual Winter Luncheon. CLIMATE CHANGE: THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY by attending the LWV's annual Winter Luncheon with guest speaker Rodolfo Dirzo, Ph.D.

Topic: "Human Induced Global Environmental Change and the Decline of Animal Life"

Pay by either PayPal or check. Your payment must be received by Dec. 8.

For PayPal, go to, click on the top Donate button, and put "Winter Luncheon" in the space for special instructions.

Send checks to LWVPA, 3921 E. Bayshore Rd, Suite 209, PA, CA 94303.

$40 vegetarian/ $45 chicken entree. For gluten-free, make a notation on your reservation.

Saturday, January 7, 2017
10:30 am - noon
Sarah Sands' home LWVPA Action Brunch. It is a new year and we invite you to take ACTION with LWVPA.

Join us for a community-building brunch and learn concrete ways to work on housing and transportation, safe gun use, climate change, due process for immigrants and more.

Channel your energy into ACTION for democracy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome!.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Berryessa Community Center in North San Jose
3050 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 94532
Bay Area League Day 2017. Focus on Housing in the Bay Area

Keynote Speaker: Tony Thurmond, Assemblymember, District 15

Four Panel discussions on the current housing situation in the Bay Area:

PANEL ONE - Measuring the Affordability Gap & Its Impact

PANEL TWO - The Relationship Between Housing Production & Affordability, & Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

PANEL THREE - State, Regional & Local Roles in Addressing Affordability

PANEL FOUR - The Agenda Moving Forward


Pre-registration: $35 includes lunch Pre-registration: $20 without lunch Day of the Event: $40 with lunch Day of the Event: $25 without lunch

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Sandra Slater's home Program Planning Meeting. Help us decide what issues to focus on in 2017-18 at the State and local levels.