Sedona AZ (September 11, 2018) – The League of Women Voters, Greater Verde Valley is pleased to announce their fall speaker program series. All programs will be held at Yavapai College Sedona, Room 34, 4215 Arts Village Dr., Sedona. The programs are free and open to the public, so make a note of these dates and watch for added programs and events throughout the fall! The programs are a partnership with OLLI.
Wednesday, Oct 3, 6PM: Thoughts are Things: The Inner Life and Outer World, presented and facilitated by Andrea Christelle, PhD, Owner and Founder of Sedona Philosophy. Politics is ugly. Maybe it always has been. But from small town Sedona to the world stage, there is a disheartening display of mean spiritedness and dishonesty. The purpose of this program is not to complain about the state of political discourse, but to try to understand it. What got us here as Americans? What in our way of thinking and acting has created our politics? This program considers what happens in human hearts and minds that is prior to political expression. Participants will be invited to participate in a philosophical dialogue on this topic.
Monday Oct 15, 12:30 PM: Supporting the Undocumented Community. Presented by Reyna Montoya, Founder & Executive Director, Aliento. Reyna is a 2016 Soros Justice Fellow and a Forbes: 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur. In this program Reyna Montoya and her team from Aliento will present an interactive workshop on ways we can support the DACA and undocumented community. Participants will also learn about barriers that undocumented people face at the local, state, and federal level and what they can do to get plugged in using the “Aliento Way!”.
Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018, 6 PM; Philosophy & Politics: topic will be a peace related issue, presented and facilitated by Andrea Christelle, PhD, Owner and Founder of Sedona Philosophy
Monday Dec. 3, 2018; 12:30 PM: Wildlife Management & Coyote Politics Presented by Linda Bolon, Project Coyote. Coyotes are seen more and more often in urban as well as rural areas, including throughout the cities in Arizona. Linda Bolon will share information about these intelligent, adaptable and misunderstood animals and the critical role apex predators play in maintaining health ecosystems. We will also learn about wildlife killing contests and how we can bring an end to these contests through pubic education, the media, direct petitions, and litigation when necessary.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to public service in the field of government. It is a national organization — open to both men and women — whose purpose is to encourage political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. The League influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League never supports or opposes political parties or candidates for elective offices. For more information about League of Women Voters programs, contact Lynn Zonakis, LWVGVV@gmail.com.