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Last night, the League heard from Dr. Jennifer Parker and Ms. Stacey Olson about the Child Protection Training Center at USC Upstate's The George. They shared the negative impact that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have on individuals during childhood and throughout adulthood. We also learned that engaged, caring people can moderate or even reverse these negative outcomes. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The research on ACEs has resulted in evidence-based techniques and training. Learn more about ACEs and USC Upstate's programs here. The Center is one of only four in the country! Some training is open to non-students and there's a degree program if you want to go even deeper.
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.
Consider joining the SC Progressive Network for this round-table discussion on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, from 7-9 pm in the USC Law School Auditorium, 1525 Senate St, Columbia, SC.
As South Carolina reels from the growing corruption scandal in the State House and fallout from the nuclear fiasco, the public is invited to a timely round-table discussion about how we can reduce the influence of money in state politics and policy making. Legislators and advocates will debate ways to make state government more representative, competitive, and responsive to South Carolina citizens.
At the table: Rep. Gilda Cobb Hunter (D-Orangeburg); Sen. Mike Fanning (D-Fairfield); Rep. Gary Clary (R-Oconee); Sen. William Timmons (R-Greenville); Lynn Teague, Vice President, League of Women Voters South Carolina; and John Crangle, Government Relations Director, SC Progressive Network. Moderator: Brett Bursey, Executive Director, SC Progressive Network.
The audience will be invited to ask questions and offer comment.
The free event, sponsored by the nonpartisan Education Fund of the SC Progressive Network, is on the House and Senate’s legislative calendar. Reception to follow. RSVP/Share event on Facebook.
Click here to read about a package of anti-corruption bills the Network is backing and tracking.
League of Women Voter members are invited to A Solstice Concert with Tom Neilson – social activist, songwriter and folksinger. This special Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg is on Sunday, Dec. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation with all proceeds benefiting 2018 Spartanburg Earth Day Festival. Come at 6 p.m. for refreshments and socializing.: 210 Henry Place. Check out Tom’s website, www.tomneilsonmusic.com. Pay at the door or register/pay on-line at https://uusptnbg.breezechms.com/form/c17b12. For more information: 864-585-9230 or email@example.com.
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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For the second year, LWVS is participating in a Green Bean Challenge for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen for World Food Day on October 16. The League was the winner last year, so let's try to hold the title! You may contribute $4.00 or write a check for as much as you want at the Annual Brunch on Saturday, 9/23 at 10:00 am at CC Woodson Community Center or take large cans of green beans to the Soup Kitchen on October 16 at 12:30 pm. Either way, be a part of a community effort to help hunger in Spartanburg. For more information about the Green Bean Challenge contact Mary Deku at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Special Election – Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
There will be a special election for State House District #31 on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Candidates are:
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.