Making Democracy Work

First Fridays

2020-2021

A monthly forum usually held on the first Friday of every month. Speakers present on topics of importance to Lexington residents.

You can see May's First Friday Presentation on the 2020 Census HERE

To see previous First Friday Forums on Lexmedia go to http://www.lexmedia.org/ondemand.html click on the 'Categories' tab, then select "League of Women Voters"

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, January 8, 2021
9:30am
The comfort of your home, via ZOOM:

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A Lexington Area COVID-19 Virus Update. The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing medical emergency that has affected all of our lives since The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in January 2020 and a pandemic in March 2020. As of early December 2020, the Boston Globe reported that the pandemic was reaching "alarming new levels" in Massachusetts as cases surged, breaking previous records and resulting in additional deaths.

What is the status of COVID-19 in the Lexington area? What do we now know about how to prevent, identify symptoms, test, and treat the disease? What has been the state and local government response? What are the plans for vaccine distribution? Join us for the answer to these and other questions.

Our speakers will include:

  • Cindy Friedman, State Senator from the 4th Middlesex District (Lexington, Arlington, Burlington, Billerica, and Woburn).

  • Casey Mellin, Health Agent, and David Neylon, RN, MPH, Public Health Nurse, Lexington Health Department.

  • J. Matthias Walz, MD, FCCP, Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, and Co-Chair, Critical Care Committee, UMass Memorial Health Care.

This program is the fourth in the 2020-2021 First Friday Forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. There will be time for Q&A after the program.

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The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For more information, contact the League convener Margaret Cope at mecoppe@gmail.com. All League forums are free and open to the public.

Friday, February 5, 2021
9:30am VIA ZOOM
The comfort of your home via ZOOM.

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2020 Election Review. Carol Rose, Executive Director of the ACLU Massachusetts, will speak on "Post 2020 Election Review" at this First Friday Forum.

Carol Rose, a Lexington resident, is executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. A lawyer and journalist, Carol has spent her career advocating for human rights and civil liberties both in the United States and abroad, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan, Sri Lanka, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Northern Ireland, and Vietnam. Prior to assuming her position at the helm of the ACLU of Massachusetts in January 2003, she worked as an attorney at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, where she specialized in First Amendment and media law, intellectual property, civil rights, and international human rights law. She clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris. She holds degrees from Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School.

The American Civil Liberty Union started in 1920, with one branch in Massachusetts. Civil rights at the time were less civil, with fewer rights than today's. The ACLU has been involved in voting rights, reproductive rights, gender rights, freedom of speech rights, and other rights. It is non-partisan; it is a non-profit.

This program is the fifth in the 2020-2021 First Friday Forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. There will be time for Q&A after the program. The event will be recorded and available on LexMedia at a later date.

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81071033804

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Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 810 7103 3804

International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd8oadr6fy

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government. For more information, contact the League convener Margaret Cope at mecoppe@gmail.com. All League forums are free and open to the public.