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at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, unless otherwise indicated.
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2017 Events Wrap-up:
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Tuesday Topics, March 7, 2017
Janice DeBoer, Executive Director, Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Disabilities, speaking on “K4ad: Making Topeka Liveable for Seniors.”
The Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association advocates helping older Kansans remain active, independent, and free from abuse and neglect. K4A is a strong voice for seniors in the creation of new and increased resources to meet their needs. K4A monitors legislative activities on the state and federal levels and provides testimony on issues important to Kansas seniors and their caregivers.
Art Is An Invitation to Activism
—Fundraiser was a SUCCESS!
Feb. 18, 2017 7-9 p.m. 935 N. Kansas Ave.
A fundraiser for the Topeka-Shawnee County League of Women Voters. Enjoy the photographs of Carol Yoho and poetry from Dennis Bosley, both League members; poetry from Topekans Annette Billings and Dennis Etzel; the childrens’ book written and illustrated by Leaguer Glennie Buckley and Barbara Waterman Peters, and dancing of Spanish sevillanas—flamenco--by Silvia Bueno Montavez and her daughter, Noa Fernandez Bueno. Support the League’s mission with local art and artists.
—Photos by Orion and Carol Jordan—
Tuesday Topics, February 7, 2017
Angela McHardie, Deputy Director of the Juvenile Detention Center in Shawnee County, spoke on “Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.”
The Women’s March on Kansas was held Saturday, January 21, 2017, with active participation by members from various local Kansas Leagues in attendance. Members of the general public of all genders and ages were invited to gather at the south-steps plaza of the State Capitol Building, with an estimated crowd of 4000 attending. Guest speakers and presenters included Kansas legislators, advocates, and musicians from across the state. Immediately following the main event, attendees joined organizers for a march around the Capitol. A brief advocacy training and networking opportunity was held after the event in the Historic Fire Station No. 2 located at 719 SW Van Buren (north of the Capitol).
Photo essay on event. There is more to do. Visit www.womensmarch.com
In Memory...Ruth Curd Dickinson
Ruth Curd Dickinson, 83, passed away suddenly on January 17, 2017 at her home in Topeka, Kansas. Born April 27, 1933 in Wilmore, Kentucky, she was raised in Evansville, Indiana. In 1959, Ruth moved to Topeka, she raised three children, participated in numerous community groups and activities, and, from 1967, worked in public policy and mental health.
Ruth was lively, engaging, widely traveled, and interested in innumerable subjects. She was an Episcopalian, a staunch Democrat, and involved with numerous groups, including the Topeka Symphony, the Topeka Public Library, and the League of Women Voters. Read Ruth's complete obituary at the Penwell Gable web site online.
Tuesday Topics, January 3, 2017
Speaker was Matt Pivarnik, President and CEO of Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and GO Topeka, speaking on “Destination Topeka”
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