Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. This calendar includes our own meetings as well as community events which may be of particular interest to our membership.

2017-2018 Schedule

We follow the academic calendar and have at least one activity per month from August to May. We do not meet in December.

For the 2017-2018 calendar, membership meetings will generally be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, however, due to availability of speakers or facilities, there may be some variance in that schedule.

Check back often for updates as we further confirm speakers and activities.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6:00 PM Refreshments; 6:30 Meeting Start
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
General Membership Meeting, Public Invited: TN Health Policy: A Nonpartisan View. The health of Tennesseans is troubling. From low birth weight babies to seniors who report poor health, our state ranks near the bottom of the nation on metrics including adult obesity, adult diabetes, adults who smoke, drug deaths, women who die from breast cancer, and more. We rank 50th in opioid prescriptions per person. We rank 37th for people without health insurance and 50th for employer contributions to health insurance premiums.* Yet healthcare, alongside education, is one of two top budget priorities in Tennessee.

Acknowledging the complexity of health and well-being issues, this program will help us better understand the fiscal and human impact of current and proposed state policies and be more informed when discussing health policy issues with legislators and other policy makers. LAURA BERLIND, founding executive director of the nonpartisan SYCAMORE INSTITUTE, will be the speaker.

The public is invited. PLEASE NOTE: Social time begins at 6:00 with refreshments; our program starts at 6:30.

Parking at the Heritage Center is free; after business hours you can also park across the street in the Pinnacle parking lot. Please note that a few downtown streets are closed or congested due to area construction - so give yourself an extra few minutes.

More about Laura Berlind and The Sycamore Institute

Laura Berlind provides the Institute's organizational vision, strategic planning, and day-to-day management. Laura holds a master's degree in public policy with a focus on business and government from Harvard's Kennedy School Government and a bachelor's degree from Boston College. Her role at the Institute reflects her longstanding commitment to using data and research to bring together diverse stakeholders and work complex problems.

The Sycamore Institute is an independent, statewide, nonpartisan public policy research center committed to building a stronger Tennessee through data and research. The organization is dedicated to understanding and explaining the state budget and existing and proposed laws that impact the health and well-being of Tennesseans.

  • Health rankings from ThinkTennessee.org
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.