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Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, August 11, 2017
12:00 noon
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
122 S. Michigan
South Bend
Lunch with the League - Pokagon Connections, Past and Present. The League of Women Voters is pleased to welcome Paige Risser as the speaker for our next Lunch with the League event on Friday, August 11th at the Chocolate Café in downtown South Bend from 12:00 + 1:00 PM.

Paige Risser is the Director of Communications for the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Tribe and will speak on "Pokagon Connections, Past and Present." Paige will also discuss the Pokagon Band's tribal sovereignty, history, culture, government structure, and community and economic development. There will be time to ask questions after Paige's talk.

Paige has lived in 5 countries, but has called Indiana her home since 1983. She has worked for the Indiana House of Representatives, a congressional campaign, and the American Red Cross. She volunteered for the Peace Corps in South America and worked at the Peace Corps Headquarters in the US. The Pokagon Band hired her in 2010 to work on communications with Pokagon citizens and community partners.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to arrive early to purchase lunch before the talk.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Civil Rights Heritage Center of

Indiana University South Bend
1040 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN
2017 Celebrating Michiana Women Leaders Exhibit. This annual exhibit on Women's Equality Day honors 12 women and highlights the contributions of women to our area. The event is a partnership of the League, the Michiana Women Leaders Project, and the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center with support from Community Sponsors that include YWCA North Central Indiana; The Links, Incorporated; Community Forum for Economic Justice; St. Margaret's House; Gender Studies Program, University of Notre Dame; Girl Scouts Northern Indiana-Michiana; and La Casa de Amistad. Please check back for additional details.