From LWV of Wellesley: Speaking for Our Trees

LWVW and NRC Partner to Present “Speaking for Our Trees”

The League of Women Voters Wellesley and the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission are proud to present “Speaking for Our Trees: A Conversation about Wellesley’s Leafy Infrastructure,” featuring Dr. David FosterDirector of the Harvard Forest, a 4,000-acre ecological laboratory and classroom in central Massachusetts. Dr. Foster’s interests focus on understanding the changes in forest ecosystems that result from human and natural disturbance and applying these results to the conservation and management of natural and cultural landscapes. 

As our town considers a stewardship plan for our Town Forest and begins planning for the North 40, come learn why urban forests are so vital to our well being and how to protect them! Please mark your calendars and attend. Flyer attached, feel free to share!  More info: nrc@wellesleyma.gov 

 SPEAKING FOR OUR TREES

A Conversation About Wellesley’s Leafy Infrastructure

Monday April 30, 7:00 pm
Wellesley Free Library
Free and open to the public

Featuring Dr. David Foster

Director of the Harvard Forest

Role of the Press in Our Democracy – Speaker Series from LWV of Acton

From LWV of Acton:  Role of the Press in Our Democracy – Speaker Series

Please join the Acton Area League of Women Voters for a Spring-time Speaker Series on the Role of the Press in Our Democracy. We have secured three experts with first-hand knowledgeable of the press, journalism, and information sources. The league’s goal is to inform the community about responsible journalism and responsible news consumption.

  • Wednesday, April 11 – Boston Globe Managing Editor Jennifer Peter, 7 p.m., Acton Villageworks – 252 Massachusetts Ave, Acton
  • Wednesday, May 2 – Librarian Dorothy Kramer, 7 p.m., Boxborough Library – 427 Massachusetts Ave, Boxborough
  • Tuesday, May 8 – Prof., WGBH Contributor Dan Kennedy, 7 p.m., Boxborough Library

 

Freedom of the Press, Fake vs. Real News, Bots and Trolls, Social Media’s influence, and governing via Twitter are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Night No. 1 is Wednesday, April 11 at Acton’s Villageworks with Boston Globe Managing Editor Jennifer Peter. Jennifer is a member of the Globe’s senior management team serving as Managing Editor of the entire paper. As a practicing journalist with 26 years experience, she is experiencing in real-time the changing landscape of news.

The series will continue in May at the Boxborough Library. Please join us for these free events. More information on attached document. It’s also posted at http://www.lwv-aa.org/.

Moderator Training at ActonTV on February 15

Among LWVMA’s greatest assets are our trained moderators who play a critical role in candidate and issue forums and debates.

Are you a novice who would like to learn how to moderate?  Or an expert who would like to brush up on your skills?  Have questions about how to handle tricky situations during a debate or forum?

LWVMA will hold a Moderator Training for both new and experienced moderators on Thursday, February 15 from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at ActonTV Studios (16a Craig Road, Acton, MA 01720).  League members and experienced moderators Jo-Ann Berry and Stefani Traina will lead the training.

This in-person training session will be taped to create a training video that can later be used by local Leagues throughout the state.  If you are unable to attend this session, but interested in participating in a regional training at another location in Massachusetts, please contact LWVMA Voter Service Chairs Judy Zaunbrecher or Kris Eastman.

Please register to attend here.

From LWV of Concord-Carlisle: Wendy Sherman to speak on January 21

An exciting event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle and open to all:  

Understanding America’s Role in Foreign Affairs:

A Conversation with Wendy Sherman

Sunday, January 21, 2018 7pm

Concord Academy Chapel

166 Main Street, Concord, MA

Wendy R. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and also serves as a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group. As Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State form 1997-2001 and as a Special Adviser and Policy Coordinator on North Korea to President Clinton, she worked as a close adviser to then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on every major foreign policy and national security issue. From 2011-2015, she was the fourth-ranking official in the State Department, during which period she led the team that negotiated with Iran and other partners to craft, on July 14, 2015, the “nuclear deal.”

Moderator Training at ActonTV on February 15

Among LWVMA’s greatest assets are our trained moderators who play a critical role in candidate and issue forums and debates.

Are you a novice who would like to learn how to moderate?  Or an expert who would like to brush up on your skills?  Have questions about how to handle tricky situations during a debate or forum?

LWVMA will hold a Moderator Training for both new and experienced moderators on Thursday, February 15 from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at ActonTV Studios (16a Craig Road, Acton, MA 01720).  League members and experienced moderators Jo-Ann Berry and Stefani Traina will lead the training.

This in-person training session will be taped to create a training video that can later be used by local Leagues throughout the state.  If you are unable to attend this session, but interested in participating in a regional training at another location in Massachusetts, please contact LWVMA Voter Service Chairs Judy Zaunbrecher or Kris Eastman.

Please register to attend here.

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