Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, October 1, 2017
12-4pm
Garfield Park Community Church
111 Errett Circle, Santa Cruz 95060
TALK ABOUT IT: Community Solutions for Prescription Drug Misuse. This free, interactive, family event will focus on responding to the opioid epidemic through prevention and positive solutions at community and individual levels. Learn about what our county has been doing to prevent opioid use disorders, alternative pain management techniques, how to safely store medication, and more. There will be participatory activities for all ages, young to old.

This free, public event is organized by Community Prevention Partners' (CPP) Prescription Drug Education Workgroup and co-sponsored by LWVSCC.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
2-5pm
Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room
155 Center Street, Santa Cruz
MODERN-DAY SLAVERY: Human Trafficking in Our Backyard. Every year thousands of children, women, and men end up in the hands of traffickers who exploit them for forced labor or sexual slavery. Learn about human trafficking in our community: how it happens, who is affected, what is being done about it.

This free, public event is co-sponsored by the Santa Cruz Branch of the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County and the Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.

Silent auction during event will benefit Monarch Services, a local organization that aids victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:30-3pm
Resource Center for Nonviolence
Community Room
612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
JUVENILE JUSTICE: Balancing the Scales. This moderated panel discussion, will address issues related to juvenile justice in Santa Cruz County: how best practices have changed in the last 20 years, how to decrease ethnic disparity and increase equity through policy changes, and youth and gang violence prevention efforts.

Speakers will include moderator Sarah Emmert, Youth Violence Prevention Task Force Coordinator; Fernando Giraldo, Santa Cruz County Probation Chief; and a representative from Barrios Unidos, a grassroots, nonprofit organization focused on intervention programs with at-risk youth and incarcerated individuals.

This free, public event is sponsored by the LWVSCC and United Way of Santa Cruz County. Download and print a poster of the event.