Archived Events September 2011-June 2012
Torture, the Constitution & Solitary Confinement
and a Preview of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report
a talk by Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First
Thursday, June 28, 7:30pm
Princeton Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church – Sophia Lyon Fahs Auditorium
50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Ms. Massamino supervises a staff of 70 in New York and Washington and is a world leader in torture and civil liberties-related issues around the world. As an introduction to the lecture, a panel of experts will each make a short statement on issues related to torture.
Elisa Massimino is President and CEO of Human Rights First, one of the nation’s leading human rights advocacy organizations. Established in 1978, Human Rights First works in the United States and abroad to promote respect for human rights and the rule of law. Massimino joined Human Rights First in 1991 and served as the organization’s Washington Director for more than a decade before being named chief executive in September 2008.
Massimino has a distinguished record of human rights advocacy in Washington. As a national authority on human rights law and policy, she has testified before Congress dozens of times and writes frequently for mainstream publications and specialized journals. In May 2008, 2009, and 2011 the influential Washington newspaper The Hill named her one of the top public advocates in the country.
Massimino holds a law degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Arts in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Massimino serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches human rights advocacy. She is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
Sponsored by the Princeton-Area Interfaith Anti-Torture Group. Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action; National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT); American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ); Rabbis for Human Rights North America; Amnesty International Princeton-Area Group; Princeton Friends Monthly Meeting; Trenton Friends Monthly Meeting; Nassau Presbyterian Church; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton-Social Justice Committee; Princeton University Office of Religious Life; All Saints Church; Hanan M. Isaacs, PC; and Princeton Community TV.
80th Annual Meeting
Dead Presidents and Live Politicians:
The Assault of Campaign Cash on Our Democracy
The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area
invites you and your guests to join us
for our 80th Annual Meeting and dinner
Monday, June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Salt Creek Grille
Princeton Forrestal Village (Route 1 south, near the Westin hotel)
Keynote speaker: Leslie Gerwin, JD, MPH, MPA Associate Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University and Adjunct Professor of Law, Yeshiva University
Topic: Dead Presidents and Live Politicians: The Assault of Campaign Cash on Our Democracy
A non-partisan workshop for new citizens and new voters will be held on
Sunday, June 3, 2012
from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library.
Attendees will learn the voting process step-by-step: understanding the sample ballot, signing into the polling place, using the voting machine, knowing their rights, and more. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area, the Human Services Commission, the Latin American Task Force (LATF), and the Princeton Public Library, the workshop is free and includes refreshments and instruction in English and Spanish.
Tuesday, May 8, 20127:30 – 9:00 p.m.
NJ Pure Conference CenterCapital Health Medical CenterScotch Road, Hopewell
Questions constantly arise regarding what can be recycled in our curbside buckets and ways to recycle everything else. Come out and learn what you can do to simplify your recycling life and reduce your impact on the environment.
Speakers and topics:
Dan Napoleon, Chief of the Mercer County Recycling Program,
will speak regarding the curbside program and answer questions about what should and should not go into those barrels, AND why.
Jim Lee from Mercer County Freecycle Network,
will explain this grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) things for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills.
The evening will be interspersed with 30-second tips on how to
“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” even more,
and will offer an opportunity for neighbors to share tips with each other.
Members of the Hopewell Valley Green Team will also be on hand to participate in discussion about local recycling issues
The League of Women Voters of the Hopewell Valley
Keeping Public Schools Public
The League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township presents
Keeping Public Schools Public
a talk on current education policy in New Jersey
by Dr. Julia Sass Rubin
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM
at the Lawrence Library.
Dr. Rubin is Associate Professor at Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She is one of the founding members of Save our Schools NJ, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of parents and other concerned residents who believe that all New Jersey children should have access to a high-quality public education.
16th Legislative District Candidates Forum
Monday, October 17, 2011
Princeton Municipal Building Main Meeting Room
The six candidates for the newly realigned 16th legislative district will participate in a forum.
Republican and Democratic candidates for the New Jersey State Legislature's 16th District will debate and answer questions from the audience at a public forum. Princeton and South Brunswick are new to the 16th District and to its incumbents and their challengers.
The event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area, is open to the public.
Candidates for the one Senate seat are
- Republican Christopher Bateman, incumbent, from Somerville
- Democrat Maureen Vella of Hillsborough.
Candidates for the two Assembly seats are
- Republicans Peter J. Biondi, incumbent, from Hillsborough and Jack Ciattarelli, also from Hillsborough
- Democrats Marie Corfield of Flemington and Joe Camarota of Kendall Park.
Barbara Trought, a member of the League of Women Voters of Burlington County, will moderate.
The Candidates Debate has been videotaped and archived at www.lwvprinceton.org.
Princeton Future Open Meeting
Saturday, October 1 at 9 AM
Princeton Public Library Community Room
Join a conversation about the proposed consolidation of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township. Representatives from the Consolidation Commission and the Center for Government Research will attend.
Back to League Night 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011 at 7 PM
Princeton Township Municipal Building
Ben Dworkin, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics
Congressional Redistricting: Likely Winners and Losers
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Women’s Equality Day 2011
All - Yes! Males Too! - are invited to attend a Women’s Equality Day Celebration at the YWCA Princeton...
YWCA Princeton and Princeton Public Library Special Event
Celebrating 91st Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote
When.......................... 11:30 am-1:00pm, Friday, August 26th
Where......................... All Purpose Room, YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton
Cost............................ Suggested donation of 91 cents celebrating the 91st Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
Sponsors: YWCA Princeton and The Princeton Public Library
Screening of “The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution”. An 18 minute film. Followed by a panel discussion with ERA activists Roberta W. Francis and Dr. Dorie Rothman. Panel speakers will lead an open audience discussion.
Sculpture of Alice Paul, from Dr. Rothman’s “Heroes of the Women’s Movement” collection will be on display.
Special guests: Director, Kris Meyers, of the Alice Paul Institute and members of the League of Women’s Voters of the Princeton Area.
Light refreshments: Desserts provided, once again, thanks to the generosity of Jen’s Cakes & Pastries. Bring your brown bag lunch.
Eliminating Racism Empowering Women
YWCA Princeton Established in 1922, the YWCA Princeton is a local not-for-profit organization with nearly 7,000 women, men, children and families as members. It serves Princeton and the surrounding communities offering a wide array of affordable classes for adults and children in addition to social services, advocacy, education, and leadership development dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls, and the elimination of racism. Class offerings include aquatics, arts, breast cancer resources, dance, early childhood education, after school programs, English as a second language, gymnastics, martial arts, newcomers and women networking groups, and summer camps. It is one of 300 YWCA USA affiliates nationally and part of World YWCA with locations in 106 countries. For additional information, visit www.ywcaprinceton.org.
Princeton Township Committee Candidates Televised Debate
Princeton Community TV will televise a live debate among candidates for Princeton Township Committee
co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area and AllPrinceton.com.
Monday, September 26, 2011 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
2011 Princeton Borough Mayoral Candidates Debate
Forum between candidates for Princeton Borough mayor
sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area in cooperation with
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM
The Jewish Center of Princeton
435 Nassau Street, Princeton
Questions from the audience will be taken.