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Chautauqua Institution Summer Field Trip

Flag-bedecked suffragists ride in a parade in a flag-bedecked automobile.

Photo Credit: Bain News Service, 1913
Suffragists in parade . Adapted from a Public Domain photo from The ibrary of Congress.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 27
  • Time: 10:45 a.m.
  • Place: Chautauqua Institution, Chatauqua, NY
  • Speaker: Jelani Cobb

We will take a day trip to Chautauqua Institution to attend the morning lecture (10:45 a.m.) of Jelani Cobb. A staff writer at The New Yorker and a Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, Mr. Cobb writes on topics of race, history, justice, politics, and democracy. For more information on his background and the lecture, click here.

Cost: $65 includes entrance fee, lecture, and a buffet lunch at the Athenaeum Hotel with fellow League members from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus/Allegany Counties.

We are carpooling, so please indicate if you want to drive, to ride, or will be meeting us there (going on your own).

Please visit the registration page to register for this event.

LWVBN Leadership Ready to Tackle New Year

New directors are sworn in at the annual meeting.

Photo credit: League member Timothy Priano

The 2022-23 Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara was officially voted into office at the Annual Meeting held June 11 at Sean Patrick’s Restaurant.

Officers include: Lori Robinson (president), Marian Deutschman (vice president and committee chair for programs, issues and events), Susan Dombrowksi (secretary) and Terri Parks (treasurer). Directors include Susan Czyrny (education committee chair), Liz Zausmer (DEI chair), Rebecca LaCivita (governance chair and finance/investment chair), Alberta Roman (healthcare committee co-chair and healthcare position coordinator), Barbara Gunderson (voter services and youth program committee chair), Kat Cejka, and Amy Moritz.

Upcoming LWVB/N Meetings


Due to the pandemic, most meetings are held remotely. Please use the members calendar to find all upcoming meetings and events and automatically add them to your calendar app.

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State League Newsletter

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2022 Legislative Agenda

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Or you can print out a renewal form and a printable Interest Survey and pay via check and USPS.

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