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Live Suffrage Event

Eliza E. Canty-Jones of the Oregon Historical Society will present, “Nevertheless, They Persisted: The Woman Suffrage Movement and the Struggle for Voting Rights,” live on Facebook on Thursday, Sept. 17th at 6:30PM.

You may view this event by clicking on the link on the Roseburg Public Library’s website: https://www.cityofroseburg.org/departments/library/

You can go directly to the Library’s Facebook page as well. A link to the event will be placed there several days in advance. The stream will appear when it’s live: https://www.facebook.com/roseburglibrary/

At the time of the event you can submit your questions via Facebook. Those without Facebook accounts can email questions to Kris Wiley in advance. Kris Wiley’s email address is kwiley@cityofroseburg.org

The Roseburg Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley are sponsors of this event.


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Martin Luther King Day of Service

Today marks an American federal holiday, the celebration of the birthdate of a great American, Martin Luther King, Jr.

This year the holiday actually lands on his birthday, Jan. 15. Otherwise, the day is scheduled to be celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January.MLK-Jr-quote

Martin Luther King, Jr., did so much for our nation, in speaking out about injustice, equality, and dignity for all. He gave his life. We owe him much for where we are now as Americans. We need to keep going, speaking out for all people, especially those who have no voice, no power.

This day is known as a day of citizen action and participation in our communities, and as a day of citizen engagement in our democracy in the United States and around the world. Other countries celebrate King as well.

Please join the League of Women Voters of Umpqua Valley in honoring King’s memory and life today.

 

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Lovely Garden Walks

We hope you enjoyed the 2017 Spring Garden Tour as much as we enjoy putting it together. It’s a lot of work but we consider the Tour a highlight of our year. Thank you so much, Community, for coming out for it!

Many thanks to the gardeners of Douglas County for sharing your delightful places with us!

Here’s some photos taken at this year’s Garden Tour to enjoy:

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Perfect Weather for a Garden Tour!

There’s going to be almost perfect weather for a self-guided 2017 Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, June 17!

Get your tickets now from these fine locations!

See places like this for one day only! $15 per person.

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Eleanor Roosevelt in Eugene

“Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear”, a one-woman play

150805-eleanor-roosevelt-jsw-109p_94af2607b8c2d02f356e6ae6dd1152a1.nbcnews-ux-2880-1000The League of Women Voters of Lane County is pleased to sponsor “Eleanor Roosevelt: Across a Barrier of Fear”, a one-woman play in which acclaimed actress Jane VanBoskirk portrays Eleanor Roosevelt. It will be performed at 1 pm on Sunday, June 18, at the Wildish Theater, 630 Main St., Springfield.

The actress Jane Van Boskirk and the Wildish Theater (courtesy of Dan Egan, League member and theater manager) will donate a portion of each ticket purchased to the League when the purchase is made on line and the code word “Vote” is applied.

This is a great opportunity to get to know Eleanor Roosevelt! The play deals with Roosevelt’s influential and controversial place in American history, from her troubled childhood; her desire as a young woman to alleviate social problems; her marriage to four-term President Franklin Roosevelt; and her widowhood, which included an illustrious career at the newly founded United Nations.

Please share this message with your friends. Invite them to join you at the play! Put this event on your own Facebook page and share posts from the LWVLC page.

Buy Tickets Here! wildishtheater.com When you put in the code word, your purchase will be counted toward the League’s share of ticket revenue.

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We Can’t Do Worse Than the Men!

Yoncalla City Council 1920
Yoncalla City Council 1920

“We Can’t Do Worse Than the Men! Yoncalla Women Take Over Municipal Government 1920”

Join the League of an evening of historical entertainment when Shannon Applegate recounts the time when the women of Yoncalla took over the local government because the men were not doing their jobs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Douglas County Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg, OR
7PM to 8:30PM

A quote from The Atlantic regarding this long-ago event.

“On November 2, 1920, the citizens of Yoncalla, Oregon, got a big surprise as the ballots were tallied in their local election. All the incumbent men on the city council had been voted out. Yoncalla, a small town of 323 residents about 40 miles south of Eugene, had voted in an entirely female city council.”

This presentation is open and free to the public. All are welcome.

For more information, contact us at [541] [672] [1914].

Download and print or email the flyer to distribute. Thank you!