Events and Speakers (2021-22)

FALL MEMBERSHIP COFFEE

Thursday, September 23, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Outdoors at a Private Home in Scarsdale
RSVP to LWVS President Alissa Baum for street address

All current and prospective members are welcome for coffee and conversation to learn about the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale.

Special guests attending the event are:

Scarsdale Village Mayor Jane Veron
Scarsdale Village Deputy Mayor Justin Arest
Scarsdale Village Trustee Karen Brew

They will discussing a variety of topics affecting Scarsdale Village, such as potential changes in the leaf collection program, the renovation of the Scarsdale Pool Complex, and issues related to the recently passed Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.


REDISTRICTING 101

Thursday, October 21, 2021
2 pm to 3 pm via Zoom
Co-Sponsored by LWVW and the Scarsdale Public Library
Facilitated by Alissa Baum, President of LWVS

How familiar are you with the redistricting process? Does your district’s map represent your locale’s Communities of Interest? Learn more about redistricting in Westchester County and New York State and what you can do to ensure fair mapping.

The League of Women Voters opposes partisan and racial gerrymandering because it distorts and undermines representative democracy by allowing officials to select their voters rather than voters to elect their officials.

This webinar is organized by the LWV of Westchester* and facilitated by LWVS in collaboration with the Scarsdale Public Library. Register by providing your name and email address on the Scarsdale Public Library program page for this event to receive the Zoom link.

*LWVW is a nonpartisan organization whose purpose is to promote informed and active participation in government. The League neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties. The League is supported by public-spirited individuals, businesses and organizations.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT LUNCHEON

Topic TBA
Featuring Thomas Wolf*
Friday, November 5, 2021
11:45 am to 2 pm
Scarsdale Golf Club

Additional details to come. Check back shortly for topic and to purchase tickets.

Thomas Wolf

*Thomas (Tom) Wolf is Senior Counsel and Spitzer Fellow with the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where he leads the Center’s census project. An experienced constitutional litigator and strategist, Wolf advises civil rights groups, state and local governments, and others on legal strategy and policy relating to the census, redistricting, and other issues. During his time at the Brennan Center, he has organized the amicus briefing for several of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most significant democracy cases of the past decade and co-led the lawsuit that thwarted the Trump administration’s attempts to rush the 2020 Census. Wolf’s articles, op-eds, and commentary on the law and democracy issues have appeared in major media outlets nationwide and globally. He routinely speaks and lectures on law and policy at leading universities, law schools, and public policy schools.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Wolf was a member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Group at Mayer Brown LLP. He began his legal career as a clerk for Senior Judge Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Wolf received his JD from Yale Law School. He also holds advanced degrees in political thought and intellectual history from the University of Cambridge and urban development planning from the Bartlett Faculty of University College London, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude with an AB in history from Harvard College.


AUTHOR VISIT WITH DOROTHY WICKENDEN

Dorothy Wickenden
Photo credit: Jayme Grodi

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights
Sunday, April 3, 2022
3 pm to 5 pm
Scarsdale Public Library

Additional details to come.


ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

Topic and Speaker TBA
Friday, May 6, 2022
10 am to 2 pm
Scarsdale Golf Club

Additional details to come.



Events from Earlier this Year


CENTENNIAL EVENT

100 Years of Progress: Women in New York Politics
Sunday, January 24, 2021
7 to 8:30 pm via Zoom

In honor of LWVS’s 100th year, this special program features an all-female panel of elected officials in a discussion to be moderated by LWVS member and immediate past president Janice Starr.

Meet our Panelists (links open to their professional bios):