Criminal Legal Reform, Public Defense and the Death Penalty: It’s All Basic Math
Just as 1+1=2, there are mathematical realities to what our criminal legal system can deal with. Meryl Carver-Allmond, public defender and Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty board member, takes us through the resources our criminal legal system takes to function and what that means for policy on public defense and the death penalty in Kansas.
Intimate partner abuse and how to help friends experiencing it is discussed by Will Averill. He is communications director for The Willow Domestic Violence Center. The event was a Hot Topic program of LWVL-DC.
Jasmin Moore, sustainability director for Lawrence and Douglas County, will discuss the area’s Climate Action Plan. A part of Plan 2040, the Climate Action Plan is now in the “Public Input and Community Conversation” phase. Join us to learn how you can help shape this important plan.
The public was invited to meet candidates for Lawrence City Commission and USD 497 School Board on Zoom. Our “speed dating” format allowed participatns to talk with each candidate in a fairly small setting.
LWVL-DC begins the celebration of its centennial year with a Facebook Live presentation. Our member, historian Jeanne Klein presents her research of the little-known events of our first decade, 1921-1931. Klein’s presentation took place at the Watson History Museum, using the museum’s Facebook Live streaming service. This is a recording provided by the museum.