Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
Muncie Public Library
Kennedy Branch
1700 W. McGalliard Rd,
Muncie, IN 47304
The Film Forum: Gerrymandering 101. "The Film Forum" is a movie & discussion series, where each film is paired with a local expert in the film's subject matter. The series focuses on real-world issues in our lives. In April, we will be screening the documentary short "Gerrymandering 101", by Jeff Reichert. Linda Hanson, spokesperson of the League of Women Voters will be on hand to lead a discussion of the film, and issues of elections, voter suppression, and gerrymandering. Ages 18+
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10-11:15am
Muncie Public Library- Maring Hunt
2005 S High St,
Muncie, IN 47302
April Meeting- Delaware Co. C.A.S.A. Join us in welcoming Megan and Karen from Delaware Co. C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocates)Program. They will be speaking to us about the opioid crisis and what their organization is doing to help our children.

In our county, the number of children who have suffered abuse or neglect has skyrocketed. 95% or more of the child abuse and neglect cases are related to drug and opioid addiction. It is vital that as a community we all do our part to protect kids that are involved in the juvenile court system because they were victimized by the very people that are supposed to love them, care for them, and keep them safe.

There will be a presentation and Q & A session afterwards.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:30-9:30pm
Delaware County Fairgrounds
1210 N Wheeling Ave,
Muncie, IN 47303
Delaware County CAFO Workshop. Hoosier Environmental Council, Keep Delaware County Clean, and League of Women Voters of Muncie/Delaware County present:

Delaware County CAFO Workshop

Are you, or someone you know, threatened or harmed by an inappropriately sited CAFO + existing or proposed? Or are you simply a concerned citizen seeking empowerment to act on behalf of Indiana's environment and rural Hoosiers' quality of life and property rights?

Join the Hoosier Environmental Council's Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Agriculture Policy, Kim Ferraro, on Thursday, April 26th from 5:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m in the Heartland Building - North Hall of the Delaware County Fairgrounds for an educational workshop on factory farms (i.e., concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs). Learn about the impacts of CAFOs on Indiana's environment, economy, and human health, alternatives for economic development, the role that food choice plays in ensuring a healthy environment for all, and what you can do to advance the movement for greater local and state oversight of factory farms!

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided for all attendees free of charge. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delaware-county-cafo-workshop-tickets-44530428711 so we can better plan for food and drink.

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE:

  • Protecting your community against the irresponsible siting of new CAFOs
  • Ensuring that existing operations are following the law
  • Becoming an effective advocate in pushing for greater local and state protections
  • Learning your legal rights under zoning, land use, environmental, and public access laws related to CAFOs
  • Making positive change in a challenging political climate and building the local and statewide movement for a more sustainable food production system

When: Thursday, April 26th from 5:30pm + 9:30pm

Where: Delaware County Fairgrounds Heartland Building - North Hall 1210 Wheeling Avenue Muncie, IN 47303

What: An educational workshop on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) presented by Kim Ferraro, the Hoosier Environmental Council's Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Agriculture Policy. Learn your rights and be empowered with the knowledge needed to protect your community, yourself, and your fellow Hoosiers against the damaging impacts of factory farms. This workshop will be focused on education, action, and building the local and statewide movement for a more sustainable food production system.