Upcoming Programs: October

The following upcoming meetings are designed to help us review and update the existing LWV Austin Area Policy Position Statements in six areas:

  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • Environmental Quality
  • Criminal Justice
  • Affordable Housing

Members: if you’d like to volunteer for a Positions Update Committee, please consider attending our Informational Lunch on October 11 at 11:30-1 at Cafe Express, OR send an email to VP of Programs, Lea Masiello.

Education and Criminal Justice:

One Judge’s Response to Truancy with an Innovative Approach to Support Families

South Unit Meeting:
Wed, October 11, 7pm9pm
11001 La Roca Cove, Austin, TX 78739 (map)
Hosted by Charlotte Slack
 

North Unit Meeting:
Wed, October 18, 7pm – 9pm
7917 W Rim Dr, Austin, TX 78731 (map)
Hosted by Judy Parken
 
Justice of the Peace Susan Steeg presents her innovative program to decriminalize truancy by providing social services and support to families. This is an important meeting for the Education and Criminal Justice Position Update Committee members.
 

Education:

Innovative Education at Austin Community College

General Meeting:

Wed, October 25, 6pm – 7:30pm
6101 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752 (map)
(Meet in front of the Social Staircase, ACC Highland Campus)
 
This meeting highlights how the ACC Highland Campus supports student success, transforms learning and develops the Austin Area workforce. Tour the Math Accelerator with 600 computer stations, the largest in the country. After a tour of the Learning Lab, LWV-AA will hold a forum with speakers from ACC administration, the Math Accelerator, ACC students representing the adult population seeking an associate’s degree, faculty from Free Minds, and faculty from the Biosciences Incubator. This general meeting will be of particular interest to members of the Education Position Update Committee.