|Date & Time||Place||Description|
Oct 18, 2019
|Democracy Forum -- Hate, Fear, and Politics: How Hate and Fear Endanger Democracy |
LWV-Downeast hosts a monthly radio program on democracy in cooperation with WERU FM. This month, we'll talk about how hate and fear in politics destroy democracy. How panic and fear make space for abandoning the rule of law and the regular order. How when we demonize the opposition, it makes room for extraordinary measures to stop them. We'll take listener calls during the second half of the show.
WERU 89.9 FM Blue Hill, streaming at weru.org
Nov 9, 2019
|Unitarian Universalist Church|
121 Bucksport Rd
|LWV-Downeast Monthly Meeting |
Join us for lunch on the second Saturday of each month. We'll feature guest speakers on timely topics, we'll update members and guests on key advocacy issues in Maine and at the federal level, and we'll provide information on key projects at the state and local level where people can get involved in making democracy work. Lunch will be offered, $10 contribution suggested.
Decolonizing Thanksgiving. We'll look at the Thanksgiving holiday through Native American eyes. History has always been written by the winners -- those who feel that they have won the right to portray that history in a light that waters down the consequences of their 'winning'. However, by unpacking the truth we can all reach a place of better understanding and humanity. With Maulian Dana, Tribal Ambassador of the Penobscot Nation.
PO Box 1394
Ellsworth, ME 04605
The Democracy Forum
Beginning in 2017, just because there's so much to talk about, we continued the conversations for the first time into a non-election year, and we've been doing it every since.
In September, 2018, the Democracy Forum won top honors from the Maine Association of Broadcasting for public affairs radio.
Broadcasts may be heard live from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the third Friday of most months. Listen live at WERU Community Radio, 89.9 FM Blue Hill, 99.9 FM Bangor, streaming live on the web at WERU FM.
We welcome volunteers who are interested in planning and producing the programs. This great project has taught us so much and made friends of our colleagues. For more information, contact us at email@example.com
- October 9 -- Blue Hill
- October 15 -- Orland
- October 16 -- Somesville/MDI
- October 22 -- Ellsworth
- Candidate Forums. As we do each election cycle, we are sponsored candidate forums in this October. Visit the calendar for details. In case you missed the October 18th event in Ellsworth, you can see the video on YouTube.
Candidates for District 7 Senate, Moira O'Neill (left) and Brian Langley, join League member, Ann Luther, at the Bar Harbor Candidates Forum October 17th, moderated by Earl Brechlin and co-sponsored by the YWCA MDI and the MDIslander.
- Beers, Tears, and Cheers. Not sure whether to laugh or cry? You should have been there November 18. We got together with about 40 friends and neighbors to discuss what just happened in the the election and what it means for the upcoming legislative year. Amy Fried and Jill Goldthwait were our special guests.
Amy Fried and Jill Goldthwait get the conversation going at Airline Brewing Company.