Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 pm
CANCELED Rising Above the Political Divide - Public Forum. Free public forum to describe political dynamics in Pierce County and nationally and understand ways to bridge the communication gap between political parties.

CANCELED

Thursday, February 7, 2019
2:30 pm
Wheelock Library
722 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
League Book Group: "It's Even Worse Than You Think". Discussion of "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America". Planned before Bob Woodward's recent book, "Fear", was available, this book was identified for reading and discussion. In this similar book about the impacts of the Trump administration on US democracy, author David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, goes inside the administration to show how the federal agencies that touch the lives of all Americans are being undermined. David Cay Johnston has followed Donald Trump since 1988.

Open to the public. Free.

Friday, February 8, 2019
10:00 am
Puyallup Library
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
East Pierce Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Meeting is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:30 pm
Virtual Online Meeting
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Virtual Online Unit Meeting - Rising above the Political Divide. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
10:00 am
Steilacoom Community Center
2301 Worthington
Steilacoom, WA
SW Pierce Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 14, 2019
1:00 pm
N. Tacoma Police Substation
5140 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Meeting is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:30 am
Herons Key
4340 Borgen Blvd.
Gig Harbor North
WA
Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula Unit Meeting - Rising Above the Political Divide. League member Ned Witting will teach communication skills practiced by Better Angels, a bipartisan citizen's movement to unify our divided nation by working together across party lines.

Meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 7, 2019
2:30 pm
University Place Library
3609 Market Pl. W.
University Place, WA
Book Discussion: How Democracies Die. by Steven Levitsky More information to come
Saturday, March 16, 2019
3:30 pm
Olympic Room, Downtown Main Library
1102 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Public Forum: Redistricting. One of a series of free public forums on the topic of redistricting. Identical discussions have been held in various Pierce County locations during the Winter and Spring of 2018.

Join a non-partisan discussion of the process to determine our voting districts and how it affects our voice in the democratic process. Discuss:

  • How has redistricting changed?
  • What is gerrymandering and is it constitutional?
  • How does technology affect your voting rights?
  • How can you influence the 2021 process in Washington State?

Speaker: Alison McCaffree, Politics of the Possible
Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:00 pm
Moore Library Meeting Room
215 South 56th Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
Public Forum: Redistricting. One of a series of free public forums on the topic of redistricting. Identical discussions have been held in various Pierce County locations during the Winter and Spring of 2018.

Join a non-partisan discussion of the process to determine our voting districts and how it affects our voice in the democratic process. Discuss:

  • How has redistricting changed?
  • What is gerrymandering and is it constitutional?
  • How does technology affect your voting rights?
  • How can you influence the 2021 process in Washington State?

Speaker: Alison McCaffree, Politics of the Possible
Thursday, April 4, 2019
2:30 pm
Kings Books
218 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma WA
Book Discussion: Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal. By Aviva Chomsky

Additional details to come.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
2:30 pm
TBD Book Discussion: The Soloist: A Lost Dream, An Unlikely Friendship, and the redemptive Power of Music. By Steve Lopez

Additional details to come.

Thursday, June 6, 2019
2:30 pm
TBD Book Discussion: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism. By Robin J. DeAngelo

Additional details to come.