We the People
September 15 @ 4:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until September 15, 2020
***Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all programs are currently taking place virtually. If you need help accessing a virtual program, contact us at www.wrl.org/ask.***
Join us for a new and timely monthly series on the fundamentals of civics and what you can do to get involved.
June 16: Civics or Civic Education: Same or Different?
What can you do during this period of unrest in America — in addition to voting? What does civics mean to you? Do you need a refresher crash course? Start by learning in this webinar from the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters, co-sponsored by Williamsburg Regional Library. It will cover the basics of civics, some naturalization test questions, civic duties, civic education resources for teachers and parents, and how to be a better informed citizen in a democracy.
Presentation: Civics 101 Slides PDF
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88197965784?pwd=b0RKYURQSTNHR2daczQ0RVhXNnpTZz09
Meeting ID: 881 9796 5784
July 21: Voting Rights in America
How have voting rights in our Constitution evolved since 1787? What did our Founding Fathers envision about voting? What is the history of the power of voting in America? This second Civics 101 webinar from the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters, co-sponsored by the Williamsburg Regional Library, will answer these questions, review the effects of Jim Crow laws, and prepare voters for the recent changes in election laws in Virginia.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89490078867?pwd=V2hqM1pqTlhBTlIrQklXU004SnFBZz09
Meeting ID: 894 9007 8867
August 18: Women’s Suffrage in America
Who were the women who fought the long battle for suffrage until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920? And what was the untold story of women of color who were marginalized in this suffrage movement? The Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters reminds us that women were not GIVEN the right to vote. They fought for it for 72 years and more.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82193162417?pwd=VDRkOERaaUQvbUUxZFhoSWNMdlNJdz09
Meeting ID: 821 9316 2417
September 15: Barriers to Voting — Voter Suppression or Voter Fraud?
Voter suppression and intimidation have gotten a lot more sophisticated since Jim Crow days. But it is still alive and now includes the spreading of misinformation and charges of fraud. How can voters face these barriers and regain trust in our election system? How much does casting doubt on the legitimacy of elections hurt our democracy? The goal of this webinar from the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters is to raise awareness of barriers to the ballot box that affect ALL voters, as well as how to face them.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86816011703?pwd=ZHBORlhRMlFCeGVadFd3VUhtSkdXQT09
Meeting ID: 868 1601 1703