Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events June 2018 - June 2019

Join us at our events open to both League members and the general public.

LWVCA Events and Public Policy Meetings

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, May 23, 2019
1620 Adger Road
Columbia, SC
Annual Meeting. We'll have a short business portion of the meeting and plenty of socializing. It is a potluck, so consider bringing a protein, hors d'oeuvre, snack, dessert + anything edible is welcome! Wine will be provided. Carpooling is encouraged.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Online Midlands Gives. The League is raising money for our Education Fund. All donations may be made online on May 7, 2019 at, or on our own website
Thursday, April 18, 2019
11:45 AM
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201
April Public Policy Luncheon. Representative Seth Rose, Richland County SC House District 72, will present a legislative update. Make a reservation with Susan James ( by noon on Wednesday, April 17.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
11 AM
Thomas Cooper Library – Hollings Special Collection Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement. Join us for an exclusive guided tour of the new justice exhibit at the Thomas Cooper Library at USC. After the tour, a room will be available for League members to discuss the exhibit and issues presented.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
5-6:30 PM
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene Street (Enter through Thomas Cooper Library)
Second Wave of the Women's Movement in SC: An Oral History Project. Please join guest speaker Malissa Burnette and others to launch an initiative to share women's stories of challenge and success. This oral history project is a partnership of the Department of Oral History, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the WGST Partnership Council. Malissa Burnette, 1971 B.A. sociology and 1977 law, is the featured speaker. She is an attorney practicing in Columbia and was recognized by WREN in 2018 as one of South Carolina's trailblazers for women's rights.

Note: This is not a League-sponsored event. This event is sponsored by USC.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:30 AM
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201
Annual Program Planning Meeting. We will spend some time reminding ourselves of our national priorities; look at and discuss our state priorities, and re-visit, confirm, and/or recommend changes to our local priorities.

Please RSVP to Susan James: or call 256-6822. Please let Susan know you are attending, even if you plan to bring your own lunch.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Richland Library
1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC
Evening Forum on Election Issues. We're hosting an evening forum on voting at the main branch of Richland Library at 1431 Assembly Street. The forum will focus on election security and a new voting system for South Carolina, as well as redistricting.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
5:30 PM
1620 Adger Road
Columbia, SC
Winter Social. Our Winter Social will take place at the beautiful home of Pat Forbis and Dr. Joel Duncan. You are invited to carpool and bring finger food refreshments + heavy hors d'oeuvres, desert, snacks, or a beverage of your choice. Our Winter Social is always an opportunity to spend time with your fellow League members and simultaneously get into the holiday spirit.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:45 AM
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC 29201
Public Policy Luncheon. Professor Mark Tompkins will share his analysis of election results. Please RSVP to Susan James: or call 256-6822
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Your Precinct Election Day. It's time to vote! Democracy is not a spectator sport, so get out and participate. Encourage all your friends and family to vote too.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
701 Whaley Street I Believe Anita Hill Party. The Anita Hill Wake-Up Call Anniversary Celebration is an annual reminder of the outrage, of the effect of the different perspectives of men and women, of the need for more women in politics and other policy-making positions, and of the need to get involved, to stay involved, and to stay in contact with other strong women of all ages and backgrounds.

Join women and men who share these views for an evening of the best networking possible. The event is free to you thanks to the generosity of our hosts.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  Voter Registration Deadline. Registration by Mail: Must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 17.

Online Voter Registration: Register before midnight, Wednesday, October 17.

Applications submitted by fax or email: Must be received by county voter registration office before midnight, Wednesday, October 17.

In-person applications at county voter registration offices: Most county offices will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Check locally for specific hours.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
5:30-7:00 PM
Richland Public Library - Main Branch
1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
The Need for Women's Voices in Today's World. South Carolina is ranked 47th in gender equality and there is no doubt that SC women face significant institutional barriers. 'The Need for Women's Voices in Today's World' will feature an overview of the challenges and current legislation both at the federal and state level in regard to access to healthcare and other policies that affect women and families as well as provide concrete ways that women can advocate for change.

Our panel will include Lynn Teague, Sue Berkowitz, and Tamika Gadsden. Ashley Crary Lidow will be the moderator.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  National Voter Registration Day.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Shannon Presbyterian Church
607 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC 29205
Gun Violence Prevention. Rep. Beth Bernstein will speak on sensible gun legislation in SC and address how citizens can most effectively influence legislation.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Woodhill Estates Clubhouse

Directions from Garner's Ferry Road: Turn onto Pelham Drive next to Target (left if traveling toward downtown, right if traveling from downtown). Turn right onto Arborwood Road and follow the signs for the clubhouse once in the complex.
Summer Social. Join us as we kick off our fall programming and catch up over snacks and wine!
Saturday, August 11, 2018
City Roots
1005 Airport Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205
Tasty Tomato Festival. We'll have voter registration and voter info at the Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Your Precinct Primary Elections. Primary elections for the November 2018 elections are held today.