By Elizabeth Gardiner
Barbara Epstein and I recently attended the LWVNYS Biennial Convention. There were many workshops and guest speakers. Among the special interest workshops were:
Social Media, websites and other technology: This concentrated on a new service offered by the state called My League Online. This new website will allow the Leagues to share information and talk to each other.
Fact or Fake, exploring the role of media in politics: This program provides techniques to distinguish between fake and true news. This workshop is available to be shared and used by other Leagues as a community program.
Addressing Food Waste and food insecurity: This was a program about food conservation, reducing waste and environmental protection. It contained engaging videos and suggestions.
Women’s Suffrage and History Projects: This was about what local Leagues are doing to celebrate our 100th anniversary.
The workshops for all attendees were: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 2020 Census: Role for League, Civil Discourse, Action Civics, Educating Youth for Democratic Participation, The Woman’s Hour Has Struck, and Winning the Vote. It was truly a wonderful. experience.