Convention Schedule

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Saturday, May 1, 2021  Virtual Wares Market Open

Tuesday, May 18

  • 7 p.m.  Caucus for Recommended Program

Wednesday, May 19

  • 2 p.m.  Convention Orientation Session: recording & chat
  • 7 p.m.  Convention Orientation Session (repeated)

Thursday, May 20

  • 7 p.m.  Caucus Meeting  Affordable Housing, Alice Tousignant (LWV-RMA)
  • Recording & Slides

Friday, May 21

  • 7 p.m.  Caucus Meeting  Election Security, Lisa Koteen Gerchick (LWV-ARL) Jane Newell (LWV-RMA), Sidney Johnson (LWVFA)
  • Recording & Slides

Saturday, May 22 video

8:30–11:45 a.m.  General Session 

  • 8:30-9 a.m.  Opening Speaker: Carolyn Jefferson Jenkins, former President of the LWVUS and author of The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters. You can find her book on the convention wares page.
  • 9–11:45 a.m.  Plenary

Noon–1 p.m.  Lunch Break with Musical Entertainment

  • 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Capital Harmonia, directed by Mary Ann East

1:30-3:00 p.m.  Workshops

  • Equal Justice, Moderated by Mary Jane Cleary (LWVFA)
    • Dawn Butorac, Chief Public Defender, Fairfax County
    • Bradley Haywood, Chief Public Defender, Arlington County and
      Falls Church, Founder and CEO of Justice Forward Virginia
    • Monica Reid, Director of Advocacy for National Association of Criminal Justice Lawyers
  • The Future of Behavioral Health in Virginia, Moderated by Catherine Read (LWVFA), Creative Engagement Strategist
    • Virginia State Senator Monty Mason, Deeds Commission
    • Marissa Farina-Morse, Service Director Diversion First Fairfax-Falls Church Community Board
    • Corey Trench, Activist and President of Hope Family Village
  • For the People: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 and Beyond, Moderated by Doris B. Mallory Bey, EdD (LWV-RMA)
    • Angela Duncan, PhD, MS, M Div., Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, College of Health Professions and School of Nursing. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Patient Counseling, College of Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University.

3:30–5 p.m.  Workshops

  • Fair Maps, Chris de Rosa (LWV-ARL) and Fran Larkins (LWVFRA) LWV-VA Redistricting Issues Group Co-Coordinators
  • Climate Change in Your Community, Anna Weber (LWV-ARL), LWV-VA Environmental Issue Group member
  • Organizing and Maintaining Student Members, Alana McBride (LWV-ARL), Julia Van Lare (LWV-ARL), Mattie Nguyen(LWV-ARL), Lilly Watson (LWV-ARL)

Sunday, May 23

8:30 a.m.–noon  Convention Resumes

  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Opening Speaker Emily Frye, MITRE Corporation, The Squint Program
  • 9 a.m.-noon: Plenary

1–2:30 p.m.  Bonus Workshop

  • Voter Suppression/Disinformation, Moderated by Pam Berg (LWV-ARL)
    • Marc Schneider, Co-Director Election Integrity Initiative
      Cybersecurity Principal, Center for Securing the Homeland, MITRE Corporation

Adjournment of Convention

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