Suitcase Stories Live! is coming to Needham on Thursday, June 22

June is Refugee Awareness month! Join LWV of Needham at TripAdvisor in Needham as they honor the contributions of refugees and immigrants throughout the region through the timeless art of live storytelling. Click here to purchase tickets.

The performance will feature refugee and immigrant stories told by professional storytellers and by foreign and U.S.-born local residents including immigration attorney, Heather Yountz and Ramin Abrishamian, a Baha’i leader. WGBH’s Brian O’Donovan, A Celtic Sojourn, will MC the evening.

All proceeds will support refugee resettlement, English language education, workforce training, citizenship services, and other programming of the International Institute of New England (IINE).

This performance is sponsored through a partnership with Massmouth, IINE, and TripAdvisor and is hosted by Resettle Together West Suburban Consortium (which includes LWV-Needham, Needham Human Rights Committee, Needham Area Immigration Justice Task Force, and others).
Ticket Prices
$25 General Admission
$100 VIP (includes preferred seating and private reception with storytellers)
6:30 pm Pre-performance reception at TripAdvisor for VIP ticket holders.
7:30 pm Performance. Doors open at 6:45.
TripAdvisor Headquarters
410 1st Avenue
Needham, MA 02494


RSVPs for Annual Meeting needed ASAP!

Please response right away if you plan on attending Thursday’s Annual Meeting but haven’t contacted us yet.  We’ll also need your choice of entree:  toasted raviolis with meatballs, pasta primavera (vegetarian), or broiled marinated chicken.

LWVN Annual Meeting on June 15th

The Chateau, 195 School Street Waltham
Social time starts at 6 pm; Dinner and meeting starts at 6:45 pm
$25 per person (at the meeting)

Join LWVN members to celebrate this past year and get the next year started!  We will start with social time at 6 pm, have dinner and conduct our meeting by 7:30 pm so that we can then listen to Jeff Bowman, our guest speaker, on the future of health care in the United States.

Jeffrey Bowman is a Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting with over 25 years of Health Care experience. He specializes in health plan and pharmacy benefit management operations, strategy, divestiture/merger integration and large complex program management. Jeff has led numerous large enterprise transformation efforts that encompass all aspects, including business process redesign, system selection and/or implementation and the enabling human capital transition.

Jeffrey will be discussing current legislative efforts on health care reform, including comparing current AHCA to ACA.  

Please print out our Annual Meeting Workbook and bring it with you to follow the proceedings: Download Workbook.

Please RSVP to–hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed for Farmer’s Market Table

If you love being at the Farmer’s Markets in Newton, this is the volunteer job for you!  We have tables at both Farmer’s Markets (Cold Spring Park on Tuesdays and Elm Street in West Newton on Saturdays) and would love help to register voters and answer election-related questions.  Farmer’s Market hours are:  Tuesdays (starting July 11th) from 1:30 pm to 6 pm and Saturdays (starting June 24th) from 10 am to 2 pm.

If you are interested, please contact for more info.

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