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The League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County
Although it's free, please RSVP though EventBrite so we'll know how many to expect.
Come chat with your fellow citizens over supper!
Join us at the Child Protection Training Center to learn about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and about the Training Center. You will hear a brief explanation of ACEs and their impact on child development and lifelong health along with an experiential exercise in a Mock ACE Scenario. Dr. Jennifer Parker, Director of USC Upstate's Center for Childhood Advocacy Studies, and Stacey Olson, Training Coordinator at The Child Protection Training Center, will present the program.
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, but it does have a maximum attendance capacity, so please RESERVE YOUR PLACE for free through EventBrite or our Facebook event.
LWV of Spartanburg’s Sales Tax Referendum Forum
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm
Barrett Room, Spartanburg County Public Libraries Headquarters
151 S. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC
What does the proposed 1-cent sales tax increase mean?
What is it designed to do?
How will it all affect you?
Be an informed voter on November 7!
This forum will be moderated by former Mayor James E. Talley and panelists will include city and county officials plus Dennis Shreefer, former WSPA anchor, and Allen Smith, President & CEO, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
Free and Open to the Public
Presented by League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County in partnership with Spartanburg Branch of the NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
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Join The League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County and Media Women of South Carolina for:
‘Consider the Source’ Seminar to Address Fake News vs. Actual News Challenge
Media Women of South Carolina and the League of Women Voters of Spartanburg County will present “Consider the Source: Knowing Who to Trust and Why…Learning How to Separate Fake News from Actual News,” a panel discussion on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Spartanburg County Public Library in the Barrett Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Panelists for this hour-long discussion include those on the front lines of ensuring that citizens have access to reliable information and news. They are Kirk Varner, vice president of news for WSPA-TV and WYCW; Jen Madden, assistant director of the South Carolina Press Association; Mike McCormick, reporter/anchor at WYFF News 4; Bob Dalton, editor at the Spartanburg Herald-Journal; Dr. Trevor Rubenzer, political science professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate; and Katherine Wakefield, web developer who runs WebCodeChicks.
This event will address why it’s important to be able to differentiate between “real” news and “fake” news, as well as how this growing distrust of media is impacting our political processes, First Amendment rights and civil society.
Some topics for discussion include the following:
Saturday, September 23 - 10:00 am
C.C. Woodson Community Center, 210 Bomar Ave, Spartanburg, SC
The Spartanburg League invites you to join us for brunch and interesting morning learning about communicating with social media. We’ll also have reports about Voter Registration, a preview of upcoming meetings, and opportunities for members to volunteer for League activities.
The Brunch menu includes breakfast casseroles, fruits, pastries/breads, juice and coffee provided by our members.
RSVP by calling Dee Goforth at 585-6791 or email Kathy Ellis at email@example.com. Let us know if you are or not coming to the Brunch, what you want to bring, and if you will bring a guest(s).
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages.