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Date: 9/21/2021
Subject: September 21, 2021 News Update
From: LWV of La Crosse

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September 21, 2021 News Update

 A Message from the Board
Voter Services 
Chris Haskell

Upcoming League Events...
the who, what, where, when, and how to attend LWVLA events 

The Burning
Speaking of Democracy
Join the Conversation at LWVLA Book Club

Monday, September 27

6:00 - 7:30 pm


New Time! New Place! Please register to see all details!

The Burning: Massacre, Destruction, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
by Tim Madigan
On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing black from white in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a black community then celebrated as one of America's most prosperous.
34 square blocks of Tulsa's Greenwood community, known then as the Negro Wall Street of America, were reduced to smoldering rubble.
And now, 80 years later, the death toll of what is known as the Tulsa Race Riot is more difficult to pinpoint. Conservative estimates put the number of dead at about 100 (75% of the victims are believed to have been black), but the actual number of casualties could be triple that. The Tulsa Race Riot Commission, formed two years ago to determine exactly what happened, has recommended that restitution to the historic Greenwood Community would be good public policy and do much to repair the emotional as well as physical scars of this most terrible incident in our shared past. With chilling details, humanity, and the narrative thrust of compelling fiction, The Burning will recreate the town of Greenwood at the height of its prosperity, explore the currents of hatred, racism, and mistrust between its black residents and neighboring Tulsa's white population, narrate events leading up to and including Greenwood's annihilation, and document the subsequent silence that surrounded the tragedy.
Our October book will be American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins. 
Follow this link to sign up and for more information. 


October Lunch & Learn
Tuesday,October 12
11:30 AM - 1 PM
We continue our monthly Lunch and Learn programs using Zoom.

Members of the public and the press are invited
to join the free live meeting via Zoom.
Zoom instructions will be included upon your registration.

Call to Action...
for your advocacy on League positions that affect our lives 
Stop These Sham Reviews
Stop These Sham Reviews and Protect Our Freedom to Vote!
Most Wisconsin residents believe that voters should choose our leaders – elected officials do not decide which voter to hear and which to silence. Yet a handful of power-hungry politicians are attacking our freedom to vote by spreading lies about our elections and wasting $680,000 of our taxpayer money to fund their election review scams.

Crucial programs and services like healthcare for all and pandemic relief are going unfunded while some legislators try to divert our attention from what matters most to voters: transparent, fair, and representative government.

The longer these sham election reviews continue, the more our democracy and freedoms as voters are being attacked. Write your legislators today to tell them to stop these sham reviews and protect our freedom to vote.

Take Action
Voting News...
information about ballot access, election law, and voting rights
Fair Maps Legislative Lobby Day
Monday, September 27, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Carlene at (608)513-7655 or
for more information.

For Your Consideration...
local events, virtual events, viewing and reading suggestions that reflect the League's mission and priorities. Please send us your recommendations.
Viterbo logo and civics 2021
Viterbo University announces two new and unique Rebuilding American Civics series (with four classes in each series: hosted over zoom this fall. 
The D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership is partnering with IM Education to offer programming to address the the need for more civics education and a greater focus on civic virtue in America.

Waking Up White Regional Read
Registration Required for Regional Read Programming.
Register using the link below. 

The Waking Up White Regional Read’s intent is to encourage frank community conversations on structural oppression, prejudice, color blindness, dominant white culture, and its effects on people of color and to motivate us to take action to create a healthier multicultural community.

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