Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Bellingham Public Library, Central Branch
Downstairs Lecture Room
210 Central Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
Issues & Impacts of Mental Illness in our Community. "Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease" (U.S. Surgeon General's Report). Do you know someone with a mental illness?
  • What is the picture of mental illness in Whatcom County?
  • How does law enforcement interface with mental health?
  • What diagnosis and treatment resources and exemplary programs are available in our community to serve individuals with mental illness?

    This engaging program will enlighten participants about this critical community issue that is often little understood yet widely prevalent. Local experts will provide perspectives and information that may surprise you, and will surely help you sort out facts from myths.

Read the program's Press Release

Flyer for Program

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5-7 pm
YWCA Ballroom
1026 N Forest St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
Conversations with Elected Officials - A Wine & Appetizers Event. Join us for this fun opportunity to informally chat with your elected officials!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
11:45 am - 2 pm
YWCA Ballroom
1026 Forest St
Bellingham, WA 98225
"Women Silencing the Self - Dangers and Possibilities". Our January meeting is a potluck Lunch with League. We will have a special speaker and afterwards will focus on a league specific activity.

This is our annual meeting in which members gather to identify issues we want our local League, as well as the state League, to address in the next year. This sets the focus for our league's work, so your involvement at this meeting is highly valued. It's also a fun event to share with a friend.

Guests are welcome to come and enjoy the lunch & speaker and of course can participate in (rather than just listen to) the league activity, if they choose to become members. :-)

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Dana Jack, who will address the topic of women and depression based on her many years of international research on the topic.

Dr. Dana Jack Dr. Dana Jack is a Psychologist, and earned her BA at Mount Holyoke College, her MSW at University of Washington, and her Ed.D. at Harvard University. Her main areas of research focus on women's depression and anger in the U. S. and internationally. As a Fulbright Scholar to Nepal in 2001, she taught in a graduate women's studies program at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, and also completed research on gender and depression in Patan Mental Hospital and Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. She was awarded WWU Olscamp Outstanding Researcher in 2002. In addition to research, Dana enjoys teaching at Western Washington University's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies in the areas of culture, gender and psyche.