The LWV of Portland presents free civic education programs (often panel discussions) for members and the public, on the second Tuesday evenings of September, October, November, February, March and April. These programs cover current public policy issues and are usually held from 7 to 9 pm in the Multnomah County Board Room at 501 SE Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland.
The theme for Civic Education in 2016-17 and in 2017-18 is Resources for Making Democracy Work. The free programs are recorded by MetroEast Community Media and are available for online viewing on the LWV of Portland YouTube channel. This year we are also editing each recorded program to produce a shorter “Highlights” video with the most important excerpts. These are also available on the LWV of Portland YouTube channel.
The topics for 2017-18 are:
September 12, 2017, Back to the Future, Revisiting how Oregon will thrive in the current fiscal environment
October 10, 2017, Make your Voice Heard in the Legislature; How to effectively communicate with legislators.
November 14, 2017, Promoting Civil Discourse
December 5, 2017, Winter Party (members and guests)
January 16, 2018, Media Luncheon: Portland’s Pressing Problems (members and guests)
February 13, 2018, Voices of Homelessness
March 13, 2018, Reducing Portland’s Carbon Footprint
April 10, 2018, Primary Election Forum, candidates or significant local measures
May 2018, Local Membership Convention
The topics for the recorded programs in 2016-17 were:
In 2017-18, the free civic education events will be on September 12, October 10, November 14, February 13, March 13, and April 10.