Events and Speakers (2022-23)


FOOD FOR THOUGHT SPEAKER EVENT

Topic: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Speaker: Rabia Muqaddam
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
9:15 am to 11:30 am
Scarsdale Public Library, Scott Room

Please note new date, time, and location

Event was free of charge and in the format of a morning coffee instead of a luncheon.

Rabia Muqaddam discussed her work and the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on women’s access to healthcare.

LWVS Food for Thought Speaker Event Featuring Rabia Muqaddam
Rabia Muqaddam

Muqaddam is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, headquartered in New York, where she has worked since 2017. She is lead counsel in the challenges to the abortion bans and restrictions passed by the Oklahoma legislature in 2021 and 2022. She previously worked as a litigation associate at Dechert LLP. Muqaddam holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where she was a president of the Cornell Law Students for Reproductive Justice, an online editor for the Cornell Law Review, and a participant in the LGBT Clinical programs. She also holds a B.A. from Cornell University.


WINTER FUNDRAISER

Saturday, January 28, 2023
5 pm to 7 pm
Private Home

Details on the event, link for ticket purchase, and location will be posted closer to the date of the event.


ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

Topic: TBD
Speaker: TBD
Friday, May 5, 2023
10:30 am to 2 pm
Scarsdale Golf Club

Details on the topic, speaker(s), link for ticket purchase, and Annual Meeting Agenda will be posted closer to the date of the event.


Events from Earlier this Year


FALL MEMBERSHIP COFFEE

Monday, September 19, 2022
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Outdoors under the dining tent on Spencer Place in Scarsdale Village

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

Lauren Miller

Special guest Lauren Miller, counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program where she focuses on voting rights and elections, spoke about The January 6 Hearings and the Big Lie’s Ongoing Threats to our Democracy. Miller discussed how false claims about the 2020 election have prompted the passage of anti-voter laws and mistrust in the electoral process.