HOW DO PHYSICIANS VIEW THEIR ROLE IN SOCIETY?
Robert Gould, President of Physicians for Social Responsibility PSR) in
the San Francisco Bay Area, will answer to that question and describe the work of PSR and its relevance in our democracy.
|Saturday, January 26, 2019|
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd
FREMONT California 94538
See map: Google Maps
Robert Gould, pathologist at UCSF School of Medicine, will speak about
the work of Physicians for Social Responsibility(PSR) and how it
relates to our democracy. According to PSR doctors can do more than
healing the sick and fighting disease. They can work politically for a
peaceful world and help protect the public from threats of nuclear
proliferation, climate change and environmental toxins.|
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BAY AREA LEAGUE DAY INFORMATION
|9:30 AM - 10:00 AM:|
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM:
|Networking and Continental Breakfast|
Event including Break-Out sessions
$45 Ticket with lunch:
$30 Ticket without lunch:
|NOTE: LWVFNUC will pay for your registration fee without lunch.|
about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion(DEI) in the Bay Area and how
regional agencies, corporations and nonprofits strengthen their
workforces by employing a diverse population. See how the League at all
levels can strengthen the League by embracing DEI in our search for new
The event will be held at Google Community Space, 188 Embarcadero. The entrance to the Community Space is at 188 Steuart St, San Francisco.
This is a short walk from the SF Ferry Bldg, bus and 2 blocks from the
Embarcadero BART station. Parking is always a challenge in San
Francisco. Be prepared to look for spaces nearby.
Contact Alex Starr
by Monday Feb. 4th to attend. Alex will include you in the League’s reservation.
New Member Dinner
Evelyn LaTorre’s Home
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @
organization is made up of interesting and insightful people who make a
difference in the community. They have fun while informing members about
important, pertinent issues. Join us on February 13th if you are new, a
long-time member or just curious about LWVFNUC. Over appetizers and soup, we
will look at who makes up our membership and how we influence our community and
RSVP by February
1st via a call (510-651-6773), text (510-326-1986) or email (email@example.com)
if you plan to come, or for more information.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Dear Fellow League Members,
Happy New Year! I hope your holiday celebrations were filled with joy and blessings.
League had a wonderful Holiday Party in December and we combined it
with Program Planning for the rest of the year as well as feedback on
priorities to be voted on during the LWV-California
convention. It was clear during the Program Planning phase
that certain areas were more urgent. Our feedback to LWV-California is
that we wanted the State league to have areas of emphasis in
Proposition 13 reform, climate change as well as criminal justice
reform. LWV-California Board will accumulate the feedback
from all of the local California chapters and then formulate the areas
of emphasis and action.
Locally, we wanted to focus more
broadly on the LWV-US directive to emphasize diversity, equity and
inclusion. We wanted to hold programs to fulfill our mission to
actively encourage civic participation by not just registering to
voters, but to get out the vote. We felt affordable housing was still
of urgent concern.
I am always pleasantly amazed with the
wide spectrum of concerns and interests of League members.
That’s why I have always valued the League, because, at our core, we
are truly a grass roots organization where the efforts of individual
members is amplified to speak as one voice.
Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
Program Planning Meeting
Dec. 7 approximately thirty members of our League met for a potluck
dinner, board meeting and program planning meeting at our President’s
house, Syeda Inamdar. Martha Kreeger and Miriam Keller led the
discussion of what topics we would like to prioritize in the coming
After discussion each person put dots on topics
on our newsprint. The top priority was Schools and Communities
first. It is also called Prop. 13 Reform. The second topic
was Climate Change and the third was Criminal Justice Reform.
topics that didn’t make the top three were: Housing, increase the
amount of affordable housing; School funding, especially for
facilities; Healthcare, especially mental healthcare; Gun violence
prevention and the 2020 census. We still need to provide the
state League with the names of our members who would like to help our
top priorities. Please give your name to our president if you are
Calling All Leaguers! PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS
year, the Programming Team would like to expand our repertoire of
venues for public programs. Most recently, we’ve been holding the
majority of our meetings in the Fremont Main Library and the Fremont
Congregational Church on Blacow Ave. While these have been
working out pretty well much of the time, we'd like to have additional
options from which to choose when planning programs this year, and in
the future. So we’re reaching out to you, our members, and, to
use a familiar phrase, asking you to “think outside the box.”
you know of any venues that would accommodate a public program for 30
or more people? Further, the venue would need adequate parking,
restrooms, and ideally, allow us to serve light refreshments.
Don’t allow a possible rental fee to stifle your creativity—sometimes,
fees are negotiable.
A list of possible venues might include the following:
- a place of worship
- a restaurant or cafe (they could provide refreshments for a fee)
- a community room of a condo, apartment or mobile home park
- an assisted living community
- a school theatre
- a community theatre
You can email your ideas to Andrea Schacter at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and someone from the programming team will follow up.
Chinese Roots: Sketches of Life in the Washington Townshipby Alicia Reyes on January 17th, 2019
archives of our historic towns are rich with the stories of immigrants
who came before us. Chinese Roots brings to light one group — the early
Chinese people whose presence is first recorded around the time of the Gold Rush.
Hidden histories have been unearthed from the accounts of vineyards, orchards, nurseries, farmlands, and the salt and sugar industries. The records are often mere entries in nursery ledgers, in the ranch records of labor hired for harvesting fruit, in the census records, or in the smiles of winery workers at a China Camp. Other records are wonderful robust personal accounts, written about growing up here in the Washington Township — hunting and fishing, high school sports and hijinks, and endless farm work. These small sketches and accounts create a rich picture of life in the Washington Township.
January 12 – March 10, 2019, at the Maurice Marks Center (2nd floor) and main floor exhibit case at the Fremont Main Library.
Monday, January 28, at 7 pm, Fremont Main Library
Conquering the Sierra; Putting America in Motion
Thousands of unknown Chinese workers played a vital role in building America’s first transcontinental railroad across
a tremendous mountain range. Phil Sexton, park director for California
State Parks, Sacramento, will talk about the construction of the
railroad and its profound effects on both the nation and
Monday, February 11, at 7 pm, Fremont Main Library
Archaeology at Stanford’s Arboretum Chinese Houses
Christopher B. Lowman will speak about how an excavation at Stanford University reveals the lives of early Chinese immigrants and their relationships with other Bay Area communities and with China. Christopher is a graduate student at UCB and works on archeological excavations and museum research.
Saturday, February 23, 10:30 am, Fremont Main Library
Family Legacies — Legend and Verification
Jeanie Low, author of China Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, will speak about how to uncover family history through immigration, naturalization, mortuary, and other records.
by the Chinese History Project of the Washington Township Museum of
Local History, a committee focused on the history of the early Chinese;
the Roeding Archives of the California Nursery Company; the Shinn
archives managed by the Mission Peak Heritage Foundation; and the
Fremont Main Library. The Fong family has kindly shared photos and
Remember Measure RR the BART Bond???
Bay Area has 2 League positions on the BART bond oversight committee.
Due to unforeseen resignations both positions are now vacant. Both
positions will fill out the remainder of the terms left on the
committee, approximately one year for each. Both positions were written
into Bond Measure RR to be filled by League members. Recognizing the
League’s emphasis on transparency in governance and relating progress
of the bond’s implementation to the public, BART management asks that
the League recommend replacements for our two vacancies. The two-year
term without compensation makes the committee member eligible for a
total of three two-year terms.
BART will provide materials and
support to the candidates and orientation for the committee member.
Members must attend at least one of the two semi-annual meetings each
year. All committee members are subject to all Brown Act provisions and
all meetings are open to the public.
There are two BART forms
for applicants to fill out. Committee members are required to comply
with disclosure and California conflict of interest laws.
committee reports can be found on the BART Bond committee web site.
More detailed information and links to the forms that applicants need
to fill out can be found at:
If you are interested please contact Alex Starr, LWVBA Transportation Committee Chair at email@example.com.
Deadline is January 31, 2019.
Thank you and Good luck!!