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LWVBN Events

Thursday November 2 - 10:00 a.m. to noon

Great Decisions: The Waning of Pax Americana?

Marie Hanrahan will lead our first topic for Great Decisions this year. "During the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. began a historic shift away from Pax Americana, the liberal international order that was established in the wake of World War II. Since 1945, Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations and an open economy buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing 'America First' isolationism, President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement, where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest. Geopolitical allies and challengers alike are paying close attention."

More about Great Decisions.

LWVBN League Office, 1272 Delaware, Avenue, Buffalo 14209

Saturday, April 21 - 10 a.m. to noon

Earth Weekend Shoreline Sweep

Unity Island

Join your League friends to celebrate Earth Day Eve by cleaning up litter at Buffalo's Unity Island Park. This scenic park is located off Niagara Street near the International Railroad Bridge, almost across from the foot of Amherst Street. Volunteers must register on the Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper website, bnwaterkeepere.org.Please be sure to sign up for the Unity Island location, and do it as soon as possible to get that site before it's sold out. (However, if you prefer a different site, just choose it from the online list.)

It's windy and usually cool or cold along Niagara River in April, so bring a hat, warm gloves, and a windproof jacket or rain jacket. Sunglasses and a water bottle, too. Waterkeeper provides bags for trash and recyclables, as well as cotton gloves. Questions: call Ellen Gibson at 882-3488 after April 5. If you prefer not to register online, please please sign up by calling Wendy Paterson at Waterkeeper, 852-7483, ext. 26. All volunteers are welcome to sign up for the After-Sweep Party.

Wednesday, April 25 - 5:00 p.m. registration, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. program

Gentrification and Displacement in Buffalo

Guest Speaker
J. Rosie Tighe, PhD, Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Cleveland State University

Veronica Hemphill-Nichols, Founder, Fruit Belt McCarley Gardens Housing Task Force
Sam Magavern, Executive Director, Partnership for the Public Good
Marimba Milliones, President & CEO, Hill Community Development Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
Dennis Penman, Penman Development Partners

Join us for a positive, enlightening evening!
Our speaker focuses her work on affordable housing, social justice and equitable development as she seeks ways to bridge the gap between research and practice. Our panelists will add insights and perspectives as we consider: What might work here?

This program is free and open to the public. Make reservations

online here

or call the League office at 716-986-4898 by Friday, April 20.

Street parking is free after 5 p.m. There are also paid lots nearby.

Buffalo & Erie County Downtown Public Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
Use Clinton Street entrance

Wednesday, May 23 - registration 5:30 p.m., program 6:00 to 8:00 p.m

Perspectives on What Works in Public Education

Panel discussion hosted by Education Committee

Details to follow.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202