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LWV of Richardson
300 N Coit Rd, Suite 125
Richardson, TX 75080
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Date: 9/12/2022
Subject: 4 important dates coming up
From: LWVRichardson

Vol. 62, No. 1a                              September 2022                           Editor: Virginia Marsh
Inside this Issue
Key Dates in September 2022
 * Agendas are available online 72 hours prior to the meeting.
Recent League of Women Voters of Richardson Newsletters can be found on our website,
Let's Get Together!

Join us this Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
6:00pm - 8:30pm

LWVRichardson gets 20% of all food and drink sales

You must present the flyer (below).  Extra flyers will be available onsite.


Dog Haus Biergarten

 744 S Central Expressway

 Richardson, TX 75080

 (in Richardson's Restaurant Park)

Is MY vote secure in Dallas County?

Is MY Vote Secure
in Dallas County?
Michael Scarpello,
Dallas County Elections Administrator,
will answer questions regarding the security of everyone's vote in Dallas County.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch provided, if you pre-register by September 19
First United Methodist Church
Coleman Family Hall
Enter the Main Entrance on the south side of the building.
503 N Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Please register by Monday, September 19, 2022
Lunch options: ham or turkey sandwich, veggie wrap
Co-sponsored by:
Discussion Group - CHANGE OF PLANS!
We have been offered a great opportunity from the League of Women Voters of Collin County.  So the plans we had for our September 20 Discussion Group (to discuss "A Terrible Statement Unless He Gets Away With It") will be pushed to October.
Instead we will attend a webinar sponsored by LWVCollin entitled "How Banning Books Undermines Democracy".
Same date:  Tuesday, September 20, 2020
Same time:  7:00pm

How Banning Books Undermines Democracy - September 20
We invite you to join us for a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, September 20th at 7 p.m. entitled “How Banning Books Undermines Democracy.” Our event coincides with the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week 2022 and aligns with our Program priority “Making Democracy Work.”

A panel of experts will discuss how library collections are curated, intellectual and academic freedom, censorship, and what we can do to safeguard the freedom to read.

You can register for the program and submit questions for our panelists  at this link.

Read about our panelists:
Carolyn Foote is a retired/rewired 29-year Texas school librarian who works on issues of intellectual freedom, as well as advising on library design. Recently awarded the ALA Robert Downes Intellectual Freedom Award and the AASL Intellectual Freedom Award, she is one of the cofounders of the grassroots group Freadom Fighters. 

Christina H. Gola is Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Learning, and Talent at the University of Houston Libraries where she leads organizational effectiveness, human resources, employee development, recruitment and onboarding with a focus on building equity and inclusion into the organization. She began her career as an academic librarian teaching information literacy skills, and published and presented on student learning and assessment. Today her scholarship focuses on library leadership and leading change.
Christina serves as an advocate for libraries across state and national associations, having served as President of the Texas Library Association in 2020-2021 and as a fellow in the Association of Research Libraries in 2018-2019. She won the award for Outstanding Alumni from the University of North Texas, Department of Information Science in 2021.

Spencer Smith is currently the Director of Libraries for the City of McKinney. He has been a library director for over 10 years. Prior to his role in McKinney, he has worked for the City of Haltom City, the City of Fort Worth, the Town of Little Elm, and as a CIO for a venture capital firm based in Las Colinas. He currently lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with his wife of 17 years and his three children ages 15, 11, and 11.
Support LWVR on North Texas Giving Day


We are thrilled to be able to participate in the North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) event this year.  Mark your calendars now for Thursday, September 22.  Click here to go directly to LWVRichardson's North Texas Giving Day page.


North Texas Giving Day’s goal is to be supportive of nonprofits across the entire DFW region.  Our organization depends on donations from members and friends in order to further our goals of empowering voters and defending democracy.  Please visit NTGD's web page, our Facebook page, and our web page for more information in the coming weeks.

Early giving begins September 1 so you can get an early start on your gift-giving to LWV-Richardson.  And please share this information with your family and friends for their opportunity to help support our goals.

Thank you!

The League of Women Voters of Richardson relies solely on contributions made by local community residents and businesses.

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