September 27 Forum: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

On Thursday September 27, at 7:30 pm, at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave, the League of Women Voters of Needham will welcome guest speaker David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway will present the case for gun violence as a public health issue. He will frame the issue based on data and research, compare the United States to other countries in terms of gun violence, and propose ways to reduce gun suicide.

The event is free and open to the public. Sales and signing for Dr. Hemenway’s most recent book, *Private Guns Public Health*, will be available.

For further information and a flyer visit https://lwv-needham.org/gun-violence-a-public-health-crisis/

September 27 Forum: Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis

On Thursday September 27, at 7:30 pm, at the Center at the Heights, 300 Hillside Ave, the League of Women Voters of Needham will welcome guest speaker David Hemenway, Ph.D., Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. Dr. Hemenway will present the case for gun violence as a public health issue. He will frame the issue based on data and research, compare the United States to other countries in terms of gun violence, and propose ways to reduce gun suicide.

The event is free and open to the public. Sales and signing for Dr. Hemenway’s most recent book, *Private Guns Public Health*, will be available.

For further information and a flyer visit https://lwv-needham.org/gun-violence-a-public-health-crisis/

YIMBYtown Conference in Boston from September 21 to 23

YIMBYtown is an annual North American conference that is a catalyst for unifying housing organizers, funders, builders and thought leaders on a national scale.

This three-day national gathering provides a platform for grassroots community organizers, political leaders, educators, housing developers, and everyday people to identify problems, create solutions, share resources, and make an impact on housing crises within local, regional, and national markets.

Boston YIMBYtown’s goal is to establish a model of organizing that builds bridges to new allies, promotes racial diversity and equity, and wins housing campaigns.

For more information or to register, go to:  https://yimby.town/

We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History

We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History is the story of how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. It has been performed across California, including for the Daughters of the American Revolution, American Association of University Women, Soroptimists International, National Council for Jewish Women, and League of Women Voters.  In 2017 on Women’s Equality, We Did It For You! began performances in Massachusetts. A dedicated troupe of volunteer women who care about women’s rights and active participation in our democracy are determined to entertain and educate you with this incredible experience.

  • September 23, 2 pm:  Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre
  • September 30, 2 pm:  Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham

For more information, and to buy tickets, click here:  We did it for you!

LWVMA Voter Registration Opportunities Available Around Massachusetts

From LWVMA:  MassAudubon has asked LWVMA to help with a voter registration and information table at MassAudubon events around the state.  Below are upcoming events in need of voter registration volunteers.  One- and two-hour shifts are available at all of them:

  • Sept. 29, 1 to 4 p.m., Boston Nature Center, Boston
  • Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Arcadia Nature Center, Easthampton 
  • Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stony Brook Nature Center, Norfolk
  • Oct. 13, 4:30 to 9 p.m., Oak Knoll Nature Center, Attleboro
  • Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Daniel Webster Nature Center, Marshfield

Please contact Judy Zaunbrecher  if you are interested in volunteering.

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