2023 LWV-VA Convention, June 2-4, 2023

Make plans to attend the 41st Biennial LWV-VA Convention in Williamsburg, June 2-4, 2023. In addition to the business meetings, we have great speakers and presentations lined up. 

Speakers 

Saturday Welcome Speaker is Provost Peggy Agouris, Chief Academic Officer, William and Mary University.  Brenda Andrews, President and Owner at New Journal and Guide Newspaper – Virginia’s oldest Black weekly newspaper – is the Saturday lunch speaker.

Professor A.E. Dick Howard, the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia, is our Special Saturday Banquet Speaker. Prof. Howard rewrote the Virginia Constitution in 1971 to guarantee Black voting rights and was a chief consultant to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s efforts to restore rights to returning citizens. He is widely acknowledged as an expert in the fields of constitutional law, comparative constitutionalism, and the Supreme Court. 

Sunday Opening Speaker Kimberley Hundley, Williamsburg James City County School. Board 

Saturday Afternoon Breakout Sessions Presented by: 

The Affordable Housing Issue Group 

The Voting and Elections Issue Group 

Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Issue Group 

LWV Arlington and Alexandria City – Oral Histories Program 

Environment Issue Group 

Domestic Violence Issue Group 

 

The cost to attend the convention is $150 per person which includes a morning break, lunch, an afternoon break and dinner as well as entry to all sessions. Additional tickets to the dinner with Professor Howard will be available for $55 if you would like to bring a guest. 

A block of rooms is being held at the Embassy Suites, 3006 Mooretown Road, Williamsburg. Our rate is $159 per night – double or single. The hotel provides free parking and free breakfast daily and is 1.4 miles from the William and Mary Sadler Center.

Breakfast can be purchased in the Sadler cafeteria on Saturday and Sunday mornings, for $7.50 per meal. 

Scholarships are available to help defray costs. Contact Debbie at .

Prior to Convention, all attendees will be invited to virtual meetings to review the four studies and any proposed studies for the next biennium. There will also be a Budget Committee virtual meeting. This will afford attendees the ability to review and digest this essential information well before Convention begins. 

Click here to RSVP for the convention. Hotel reservations need to be made separately. The information is on the invitation.


The 2023 LWV-Virginia Convention: Planning is Underway

Joan Porte, LWV-VA First Vice President

As the calendar turns to a new year, we are excited to kick the planning for the 2023 Convention into high gear. This will be our first hybrid convention. The in-person event will be in the beautiful city of Williamsburg, but we will have a virtual option for those who find it hard to travel. We need League members interested in being a part of this historic event and participation is not limited to members in the Williamsburg League. To alleviate the burden of planning on any one local league, this committee is open to any member who wants to get in on the fun.

We need people with event planning, technology and graphic and communications skills but anyone can help inviting speakers, arranging packets, etc. Believe me, there is enough work to go around! 

Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. All meetings are virtual. Email me at for the zoom link or more information.

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