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Due to the coronavirus, we have cancelled all in person events, at least through the end of June.
We are using videoconferencing for member meetings and for public events  such as Candidate Forums. 
Please check our Events Calendar for up to date information.


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Great Decisions Discussion Group  







Great Decisions is America's largest discussion group on World Affairs, brought to us by the Foreign Policy Association, and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County, the Durango Branch of the American Association of University Women,  and the Durango Public Library.   Admission is free and is open to all. 

Please bring a brown bag lunch and join us at the Durango Public Library, 1900 E. 3rd Ave, starting Tuesday January 28, 2020, 11:45 AM -1:45 PM and continuing every 2 weeks until May 5, 2020.   This year we have an additional special bonus session scheduled February 18. 
Click Great Decisions Flyer   to view the schedule, topics and moderators for our 2020 discussions, and for information about ordering the Briefing Book. 

PLEASE SEE Note below re cancelled sessions.




 

The 2020 Great Decisions Discussion Group is brought to us by the Foreign Policy Association
Co-sponsors:
Foreign Policy Association
League of Women Voters of La Plata County
Durango Branch of the  AAUW
  Durango Public Library


An additional Briefing Book is available for your use in the Durango Public Library.




The Durango Public Library and all city facilities will be closed through May 10 as a proactive mitigation effort.
All Great Decisions discussions groups have been cancelled.
We are working to try to reschedule at later dates.  Please stay tuned and check back with us.

Due to the current closure of the Durango Public Library and in consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, we have cancelled all scheduled Great Decisions discussion groups. We hope we can reschedule when the library reopens.

The Foreign Policy Association has made the digital edition of the Great Decisions television series available for participants to stream in their homes. Links to streaming episodes can be found on YouTube at: Great Decisions YouTube. After following this link to the YouTube webpage, check the right side of the screen for links to 22 digital editions of Great Decisions Television - Full Episodes.

More Information f
ollow this link to a complete 2020 discussion schedule.






LWV La Plata has been co-sponsoring the annual Great Decisions Discussion series since the early 2000s. Our volunteer discussion moderators come from a wide background including our knowledgeable retirement community, Fort Lewis College faculty and those interested in fostering discussions related to foreign affairs. We invite all opinions to be shared.

Fort Lewis College Political Science Department  










A major 2019 - 2020 objective of  the LWV La Plata League is to grow our partnership with the faculty and students of the Fort Lewis College Political Science Department. 
Key to this objective is to encourage civic engagement of the students including their understanding and participation in the voting process.
Our contact in the PoliSci Department, Professor Paul DeBell, encourages his students to actively engage with the community in political activities.




Webinar #1 - REMOTE DEMOCRATIC AND ELECTION ENGAGEMENT 10:00 am - Noon on Friday, April 24th 

The 2nd Annual Colorado Student Voting Summit
has been moved to a virtual training that will be a series of three webinars starting on Friday, April 24. We are working with state and national partners to determine the following two dates this spring and will share as soon as possible. FLC is one of 14 educational institutions in Colorado participating.
This free two-hour online webinar will provide short-term support for our Colorado campuses as they shift their voter registration, voter education and voter mobilization efforts online. The session will include an update from the Colorado Secretary of State's office on how COVID-19 closures may impact student voting and campus polling locations and you'll hear strategies for adapting your campus democratic and election engagement plans to reach and support students remotely. Click

Register Here to register for the webinar.






Durango Branch of the American Association of University Women  




The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW believes that together we can transform society for the better.






In addition to co-sponsorship of the Great Decisions discussion series, AAUW will partner with the LWVLPC League to celebrate the 100 anniversary of Women's Suffrage in 2020. See our Anniversary Events Flyer