The Politics of Food: Why Should We Care?
Friday, February 7, 2014; 9:15 AM
Community Room, Carey Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
Everyone has a personal relationship with food, but not everyone is aware of the politics and policies that surround the origins of our food and how it actually travels to our plates. Recently, the State of Massachusetts awarded the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) a contract to create a state-wide food policy.
So what is a food policy and why should we need one? Will it affect our local farmers, our thriving farmer’s market and community based food programs? Will it improve the quality of our food and the efficiency and fairness of food distribution?
Join us for a lively panel discussion on this topic. Our panelists include: Jim Wilson owner of Wilson Farm, Liza Connolly, co-founder Kids Cooking Green and Board Member of Lexington Farmers Market, Charlie Radosolovich (the “Rad Urban Farmer”) and Lauren Yaffee, Owner of Meadow Mist Farm.
ANOTHER UPDATE: THIS PRESENTATION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 19
UPDATE: This presentation has been postponed until February 5.
A presentation by the League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Westwood Library, 668 High Street, Westwood Ma.
Citizens United has been described as another nail in the coffin of democracy. Where do “we the people” stand in a post Citizens United world? Does our political system work on behalf of the general public good? Can citizen engagement still work to protect the peoples’ interests, or has the voice of citizens been neutered by the special interests of politicians and profit-driven corporations? Please join us for a presentation and discussion of these important questions and related issues.
Please check out our Bulletin page for up to date information on Norwood League Activities!
NORWOOD LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FALL FORUM
OCTOBER 3, 2013
Norwood Police Chief: William G. Brooks, III
Where: Norwood Police/Fire Building Community Room
When: Thursday, October 3, 2013 7:00 pm
137 Nahatan Street, Norwood
Light refreshments included.
League members, guests, and interested residents are cordially invited to meet Police Chief Brooks and hear how the police department is working to keep Norwood a safe and secure place to live. Question and answer period will follow. We know that ‘safety matters’ to all of us. Current issues related to local crime and personal safety will be discussed. Learn some tips on personal and home safety and how we can assist our community in the area of safety matters.
Space is limited; please email: email@example.com or call/leave a message at 781-769-7865 if you would like to attend.
The Norwood League of Women Voters will be out and about in the community this fall! We hope you all had a chance to visit us on Norwood Day! We registered new voters and met lots of interested citizens.
September 24 is National Voter Registration Day!! The League will have a table at the Norwood Farmers Market, from 1-5 pm. If you need to register to vote, or want to learn more about our voter education activities, stop by and say hello after you grab your farm fresh produce, meats, cheese, bread, and even wine!
We will be having a Membership Kickoff Meeting on October 3 at the Community Room in the Norwood Police and Fire Station. Chief Brooks will be speaking to the League, and any interested citizens, about public safety efforts in Norwood, and how you can keep your home and self safe. The meeting starts at 7:00, and light refreshments will be available.
Finally, keep an eye out for League members at your local government meetings. Our local Observer Corps has been busy this fall, attending Selectmen, School Committee, Planning Board, and ZBA meetings, keeping abreast of all the developments in our municipality so that we can better inform Norwood voters on any potential ballot issues that will affect this community. Reminder that all town government meetings are open meetings. They are posted at the Town Hall website, found here:
See you around town!
Welcome to the website for the Norwood League of Women Voters! The League of Women Voters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan political and educational organization which acts on selected governmental issues in the public interest. Our main focus is voter education. The Norwood League provides many programs and services to the community of Norwood, including voter registration drives, informational seminars on governmental policy and legislation, and sponsors annual Candidates Forums to present individuals on ballots for local, state, and federal elections.
Norwood’s League is always looking for new members. If you are interested in joining, please contact us here, and one of our Board Members will contact you with information about upcoming meetings and events.
Please stay tuned for information about our Fall Membership Drives, Norwood Day, and local program studies for 2013-2014!
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt