Events

The League of Women Voters of Baltimore City and County joint online events

Polling and the 2020 Election: From Lessons Learned to New Trends

When: Wednesday, October 28th, 12:30pm 

Click here to register via. Zoom https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdOyupjItHdMzjumwPkt2o6mibWRsQRvz

As director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, Dr. Mileah Kromer
oversees every aspect of the Goucher Poll, including survey instrument
construction, sampling, data analysis, and the development of appropriate
survey methodologies. In addition, she is responsible for interviewer
training and lab supervision. Dr. Kromer also teaches courses on American
politics and research methods. Her research interests include public opinion,
survey research methodology, and American state politics.

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Fought for Rights for All

When: Tuesday, November 10, 7:00pm

Click here to register via. Zoom https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkc-qvrTspHtHRJ54_MNobdsHClLhUZOgJ

Our featured speaker will be Professor Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni
Presidential Professor and Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Martha S. Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines
how Black Americans have shaped U.S. democracy. Her recently published book,
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on
Equality for All, offers a new history of African American women’s political lives.
She is also the author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in
Antebellum America, which won awards from the Organization of American
Historians, the American Historical Association and the American Society for
Legal History. A frequent writer for broader audiences, her articles have appeared
in The Washington Post, The Atlantic and other publications. Professor Jones holds

a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and a J.D. from the CUNY School of
Law.


Voter Registration Drive Sept. 14th - Oct. 3rd.

The League of Women Voters in Partnership with Baltimore Votes are working together to assist and register voters throughout Baltimore City. To register voters or to get trained to register voters visit Baltimore Votes

Days:   Monday through Saturday for three (3) weeks  Time:   10:00 am until 2:00 pm                                                                                     

When:  Sept. 14 through Oct. 3
Where: 14 library branches around the city

  • Brooklyn Branch Library
  • Edmondson Ave. Branch Library
  • Hamilton Branch Library
  • Herring Run Branch Library
  • Northwood Branch Library
  • Light Street Branch Library
  • Orleans Street Branch Library
  • Pennsylvania Ave. Branch Library
  • Reisterstown Rd. Branch Library
  • Roland Park Branch Library
  • Southeast Anchor Branch Library
  • Walbrook Branch Library
  • Waverly Branch Library

Baltimore City Farmer's Market Voter Registration Drive 

Wed. Sept. 23rd

Govanstown Farmers Market - 5104 York Rd. 3:00pm - 6:00pm

First Tabernacle Church - 1606 Ashland Ave. noon - 4:00pm

Fri. Sept. 25th

Weinberg "Y" at Waverly - 900 East 33rd St. 10:00am - noon

Sat. Sept. 26th

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal - 4711 Edmondson Ave. 8:00am - 10:00am

BMI Farmer's Market 1415 Key Highway 9:00am - 1:00pm

Sun. Sept. 27th

Baltimore Farmer's Market and Bazaar - Holliday and Saratoga Streets 7:00am - noon

Caravana Fiesta Baltimore Patterson Park 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wed. Oct 7th

First Tabernacle Church - 1606 Ashland Ave. noon - 4:00pm

 


Online Events

Ballot and Beyond celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment enfranchising American women with the right to vote. One of our prominent founders, Sadie Crockin is the subject of a new episode in the Ballot and Beyond Series, available online at https://ballotandbeyond.org/sadie-jacobs-crockin/  The episode is adapted from a biographical sketch of Sadie Jacobs Crockin written by scholar Barry Kessler. The reader is our very own Sally T. Grant, granddaughter of Sadie Crockin. 

14th Annual Constitution Day Program and Reception
Thursday, September 17th 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Challenging Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement Under the Constitution

Convenor: Professor Peter Danchin, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Jacob A. France Professor of Law

Panelists: Professor Larry Gibson, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law; Visiting Assistant Professor Stephen Mortellaro, an expert on voting rights and election law; and Dr. Jason Nichols, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of African American Studies, University of Maryland-College Park

Discussion Moderator: Professor Deborah Eisenberg, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Piper & Marbury Professor of Law

Event sponsors 14 years: League of Women Voters of Maryland, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and the University of Maryland-College Park’s MLAW Program. Co-sponsors this year: University of Maryland-College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the University of Maryland Anti-Black Racism Initiative.

Register to attend this free Zoomed event at UMD Carey School of Law website.

Questions? andreagruhl@aol.com


Thursday, September 17th 5:30pm – 6:30pm

A new documentary film on civil rights (especially voting rights) “Let the People Decide.”
The film is available to watch now or at a time of your choice.
Gavin Guerra's new film presents civil rights icons including Bob Moses, John Lewis, and Harry Belafonte. They draw disturbing parallels between the vote-suppressing tactics of the Jim Crow era and those employed today. Registrants are invited to join a panel discussion on this Thursday, Sep. 17 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Zoom


Override the Blueprint Veto: A Call to Action” on September 24th at 5:30 pm. This ONLINE event is designed for Marylanders across the state to come together, hear about the latest Blueprint updates, and get resources to take action to ensure we can override the veto of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. This is a space limited event so please be sure to RSVP today. You can RSVP at this link.