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LWVBN Events

Friday, October 12 - 11:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.

Immigrants and Refugees: Good News for the Buffalo and New York State Economy

From stemming population decline to starting unique new businesses, settlers from afar are making a positive impact on our economy. Since August 2009, Eva Hassett has led the International Institute, whose mission is “Making Western New York a better place for, and because of, immigrants and refugees.” Join us!

RSVP by Tuesday, October 9 by calling the League office at (716) 896-4898. The $21 lunch cost can be paid upon arrival. No charge to attend the program only.

11:30 a.m.: Registration:
12:00 noon: Guest speaker Eva Hassett, Executive Director, International Institute of Buffalo
Lunch follows the speaker.

Scotch ‘n Sirloin Restaurant 3999 Maple Road, Amherst, NY 14226

Thursday, November 1 - 10:00 a.m. to noon

Great Decisions: Global Health Issues - Progress and Challenges

The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining wellbeing across nations.

More about Great Decisions.

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware, Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Thursday, November 15 - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Post-Election Reflections: Bob McCarthy and Jim Heaney

Join us for a timely exploration of what the midterm results mean for Western New Yorkers on the macro as well as the local level: this League program features Bob McCarthy of the Buffalo News and Jim Heaney of the Investigative Post. This space will be updated with program and registration details as they become available.

Harlem Road Community Center
4255 Harlem Rd
Amherst, NY 14226

Community Events

Sunday, October 21 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Vote Smart: Facts Matter

LWVBN will be a co-sponsor when Richard Kimball, president of Vote Smart, brings his Facts Matter Tour to the Daemen College Alumni Lounge at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. Titled An Evening with Richard Kimball, the 50-minute multimedia presentation covers the four aspects of Vote Smart’s Voter’s Self Defense: why voter apathy and ignorance are dangerous for a democracy; how political commercials are used to manipulate rather than inform; why reliable facts and information are so critical to voting; and how to defend your right to the facts. The program, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the History & Political Science Department at Daemen. Vote Smart is a non- partisan organization dedicated to voter education.

Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226