Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
11:30 - 1:00
China Palace Restaurant
13444 Newport Ave
Tustin, California 92780

Cost: 15, including lunch.
Please RSVP by Feb ruary 19 to Maggie Cvek at 714-289-1125 or
Lunch with League Central Orange County Area. The Homeless Court of Orange County/ Guest Speaker: Judge Mary Kreber Varipapa.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 - 2:00
Back Bay Conference Center
3415 Michelson Drive

Entrees: 1. Broiled Chicken Salad
2. Chicken Teriyaki with Steamed Rice
3. Chicken or Beef Fajitas with rice and beans
4. Vegetarian Entree
Entrees are served with Garlic Bread and choice of Cookies or Brownies for dessert.
RVSP with entrée choice. The cost of the meal is 20, speaker only 5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door.

RSVP by February 25 by clicking on this link:

If you do not have electronic access you may leave a message with
your name and entree choice (or to cancel) at (949)451-2212 
Lunch with League Orange Coast. Charter Schools Presentation Lunch with League

Dr. Shane Goodridge, Professor in the School of Education at UCI will present information based on his research about the historical context of the charter school movement in the United States.

Tracing the DNA of the American Charter School Movement

"Over three million children in the United States are currently enrolled in charter schools, with increasing enrollments despite NO strong evidence of academic gains. Dr. Goodridge's historical research moves beyond a focus on academic outcomes and traces the success of the charter school movement, in part, to the foundational premise of restoring agency to educational stakeholders. State mandated schooling was a counterintuitive feature of American policy that chafed against the founding ideals of the Republic and gradually engendered resentment amongst, mostly white conservatives. Concurrently, in the aftermath of Brown v Board of Education factions of African-American policy makers began to look for equitable educational alternatives. The unlikely alliance of these two antithetical constituencies resulted in the creation of a unique + albeit fragile + coalition and the passing of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and paved the way for the nation's inaugural charter school policy passed in Minnesota in 1991."

Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:30 - 1:30
Delhi Center
505 E Central Ave, Santa Ana, California 92707
The Great American Write-In. The Great American Write-In. Please join as as the Women For: Orange County sponsor this annual event. The LWV Orange County ILO will have a table,