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Date: 11/16/2021
Subject: November 16, 2021 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse

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November 16, 2021 News Update

Upcoming Book Club  Events...
the who, what, where, when, and how to attend LWVLA events 
November Book Club
In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence changed the world, but
curiously it is now rarely read from start to finish, much less understood.
Unsettled by this, Danielle Allen read the text quietly with students and
discovered its animating power. “Bringing the analytical skills of a philosopher,
the voice of a gifted memoirist, and the spirit of a soulful humanist to the
task, Allen manages to..find new meaning in Thomas Jefferson’s understanding
of equality,” says Joseph J. Ellis about Our Declaration. Countering much of
the popular perception, she restores equality to its rightful place, detailing
the Declaration’s case that freedom rests on equality. The contradictions
between ideals and reality in a document that perpetuated slavery are also
brilliantly tackled by Allen, whose cogently written and beautifully designed
book “is must-reading for all who care about the future as well as the
origins of America’s democracy” (David M. Kennedy).

Sneak Peek for January Book Club.
(no book club for December)

Get the book now and or ask for it for Christmas!

Register Here for January

December Lunch and Learn... 
come join us virtually to learn about our community celebrations
Dec 21 Lunch and Learn

Marta Martinez

Zelda Moore
Fiber Artist

Rabbi Brian Searle
Rabbi, Congregation Sons of Abraham in La Crosse

Tony Yang
President, Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency
December is a time for celebrations - and we hope you join us as we learn about different cultural and religious celebrations that occur this time of year. Holidays bring friends and family together and we hope this program brings community together as we learn and share traditional stories.
The December Lunch and Learn will be virtual.
The zoom link will be sent in your confirmation email after you register.

We Made the News ... 
La Crosse Tribune November 1, 2021
Good Works/ League of Women Voters
Read the full article here.

Recommended Recordings...
a selection of recordings to educate 
The League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area website has many resources to enhance our learning. One of the ways we have been able to continue to learn and grow over these past eighteen months is through the proliferation of zoom meetings and seminars, many of which are then recorded so we can view them later. Here is a selection available on our website at this time. Use the link at the bottom to go to the page to access each of these valuable resources. 

County Leadership During Politically Divided Times
 Should You Drink That? The Unfolding Story of PFAS In Our Lives
 Can Ranked Choice Voting Work  in Wisconsin? 
 Innovating Our Way Out of America's Political Divide
National Popular Vote 
 Fixing Politics: A Solution for Voters

Call to Action...
for your advocacy on League positions that affect our lives 
Voting Rights Now!

Poll Workers 10-21
Poll workers are key to making sure every voter has a voice. Your community needs more. Sign up at today and help ensure that everyone’s vote in your community is counted. Local clerks will be working to fulfill their poll worker needs starting in December in order to have people ready to work as soon as the spring primary. These are paid positions, and you can be given unpaid leave from a job in order to provide this service to the community. Flexible hours are available.

Why I Vote....
A Partnership of League of Women Voters of La Crosse
& the  La Crosse Tribune
Watch for it on Tuesdays
Why I Vote November 16, 2021

For Your Consideration...
local events, virtual events, viewing and reading suggestions that reflect the League's mission and priorities. Please send us your recommendations.
Gift Membership 2021
Providing a gift membership is easy. Follow the link below, and you are all set to provide a wonderful educational and long lasting present for someone you love. Remember, gifts are available in $35 for an individual or $70 for a family membership.

Correction of Marsh
The City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department has launched a multi-year restoration project to address hydrology, habitat, and recreational infrastructure in the La Crosse River Marsh. SmithGroup, Inc. is providing professional environmental services to evaluate historic and current conditions, design changes, prepare work plans and estimates, and manage construction.

Waking Up White
Waking Up White Regional Read, taking place August through November 2021, invites the community to read Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving, attend public presentations, and engage in book chat conversations about ways to create a more welcoming and inclusive multicultural community. All events are free and open to the public but registration is required. COVID-19 in-person recommendations from local health departments will be observed.
Information and Registration Links to the Book Chats may be founhere.
And be sure and SAVE THE DATE for the White Privilege Symposium
to be held on December 3 and 4, 2021
A Vision for Racial Equity: History, Truth and a Call For Action
Hosted by the La Crosse Waking Up White Collaborative & The Privilege Institute

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