Events and Speakers (2020-21)


Sunday, September 13, 2020
7:30 PM via Zoom

Please join us to learn about the League. Our Membership Event will feature special guests:

Regent Frances Wills
County Executive George Latimer
Mayor Marc Samwick

  • Regent Frances Wills, NYS Board of Regents, 19th Judicial District
  • Westchester County Executive George Latimer
  • Scarsdale Village Mayor Marc Samwick
LWVS Fall Membership Webinar, Sunday September 13, 2020


DeNora Getachew
Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:30 pm to 9 pm via Zoom

DeNora Getachew is the New York Executive Director of Generation Citizen, a nine-year-old national nonprofit transforming how civics education is taught in schools. One initiative of that organization is a Beyond the Ballot collective of resources, civic action prompts, and skill-building lessons designed to encourage sustainable participation in our communities and our democracy.

She is currently an appointee to the New York State Civic Readiness Task Force, New York State Public Finance Reform Commission, and a NYC Community Education Task Force. She also serves on the board of Planned Parenthood NYC Votes and the New York Junior League, and is a member of the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc. and the Metropolitan Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Getachew was an appointee to New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams’s Transition Team and formerly served on Manhattan Community Board 7.

She has over a decade of legal, fundraising, and policy and advocacy experience. Getachew began her career at the New York City Council and has worked at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, for Bill de Blasio when he was a Public Advocate, and at Citizens Union, shaping state and local law and policy on a diverse portfolio of issues, including campaign finance, education, ethics, police accountability, and voting reform.

Getachew is an alumna of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Fordham University School of Law. She has contributed to the Des Moines Register, Gotham Gazette, Huffington Post, the New York Times’ City blog, and Newsday, and has been featured on WNYC and NY1, among other media sources.




Friday, May 7, 2021
10:30 am to 1:30 pm at Scarsdale Golf Club


Thursday, May 20, 2021
5 to 7 pm