One of the League’s priorities is to foster a more inclusive culture and increase the diversity of our organization and our leadership. To accomplish this, an LWVC Equity Task Force was formed at the 2018 LWV National Convention in Chicago. Our Equity Task Force and LWVC Board have decided to prioritize, at least initially, increasing the racial and age diversity of our Leagues, with plans to expand our work in the near future.
One of our first initiatives is to diversify delegate participation and have a more representative decision-making body at the 2019 LWVC Convention.
As part of this effort, the California State Board has set aside a scholarship fund to help reduce barriers for those who would otherwise be unable to attend Convention. We hope that these attendees will come as delegates, so that they may take a more active role in the proceedings. We have a limited amount of funding, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
February 15: Release applications
March 30: April 10: Application Deadline extended
April 15: Deadline to Notify recipients
April 30: Deadline for scholarship registrations
April 30: Deadline for Early Bird Fee and Room Block Reservations
Early May: League Webinar on Convention
May 30-June 2: Convention
Adena Ishii, LWV Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville President
LWVC Membership & Technology Manager