Making Democracy Work

LWV of Detroit Calendar

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, April 4, 2019
TBD Membership Meeting CANCELLED. We have cancelled the April Membership Meeting due to the Easter weekend.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Marble Bar
1501 Holden Street
Detroit, MI 48208
Distilled Democracy with CitizenDetroit. LWV of Detroit is again partnering with CitizenDetroit for the next Distilled Democracy and you're invited! The topic of discussion: Why the hell is car insurance so high? What can we do about it?

Distilled Democracy Flyer

Admission is free, but reservations are required. RSVP:


Performances by: Sophiyah E, Rocket(!!!) Man, and DJ L BooG

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and Trivia starts at 7:30 p.m

Free street parking

FMI: (313) 334-3131 |

This is event is in partnership with the LWV of Detroit, Detroit Young Professionals and CitizenDetroit. Made possible with generous support from The Skillman Foundation and the Knight Foundation.

Monday, April 22, 2019
  Forum: Revised City Charter for the City of Highland Park/CANCELLED. Unfortunately, the Forum to discuss the Revised City Charter for the City of Highland Park (initially scheduled for April 18 and moved to April 22) has been CANCELLED. We have not been able to secure a speaker from the City Council. Although we did have a speaker from the City Charter Commission, we needed both for a nonpartial presentation. The Highland Park Business Association will attempt to outline for the public what the revisions are and will again try to share this in a nonpartisan way with the community before the special May 7 election. LWVDetroit will do its best to put this information/event on our website.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
ACLU 100 Years. The LWV of Detroit will participate in the ACLU 100 Years Tour: A Multi-City Exhibition on Your Rights and Freedoms.

Walk through groundbreaking interactive exhibits. Meet leading activists in civil rights. Amplify your voice and connect with others who share a desire to create a more just society. This is a FREE and family-friendly event for people of all ages.

Register to receive programming, speaker, and activity highlights:

Thursday, May 2, 2019
IBEW Local 58
1358 Abbott Street
Detroit, MI 48226
CitizenDetroit Dinner & Dialogue: Car Insurance? Just Fix It!. Join LWVDetroit and Citizen Detroit for the next Dinner & Dialogue where we will discuss the high cost of car insurance. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm with the program starting at 6pm.

Free parking in the Local 58 parking lot (enter off Porter Street).

Admission is free but reservations are required. Register online at

FMI: Email or call CitizenDetroit 313-334-3131

Saturday, May 4, 2019
TBD Membership Meeting. Please take note of our early May membership meeting due to the LWVMI Convention (May 17-19).

Join us for our monthly general membership meeting. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Berman Center for Performing Arts
6600 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Detroit Jewish Film Festival. The LWVDetroit is promoting the opening night film event about Golda Meir: Golda's Balcony.

The rise of Golda Meir from Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel is one of the most thrilling and amazing stories of the 20th century. In this film, her life has been transformed into a cinematic event of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph.

Talkback with Producer David Fishelson and dessert reception following the film.

FMI: Call the Box Office at 248-661-1900

Friday, May 17, 2019-Sunday, May 19, 2019
Embassy Suites Hotel
19525 Victor Parkway
Livonia, MI 48152
2019 LWVMI State Centennial Convention. Plan to Join Us for a Great Convention and to Celebrate LWVMI's 100th Year! A detailed schedule of events, a registration packet and other Convention documents will be sent to all Leagues via future e-mailings. In the meantime, attached is the First Call to Convention and note: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Convention Logo

To access the Convention Registration Form, click here.

Register before April 27, 2019 to avoid late fees! To make an online hotel reservation with Embassy Suites by Hilton (Livonia), click here to access the League's site for the group rate. If you'd like to make a reservation by phone, call Embassy Suites at (734) 462-6000 and give them this code: LMI.

All suites have a bedroom with one or two beds, plus a sitting room with a pull-out queen-sized bed. Each suite has a refrigerator, a microwave, and free wi-fi. The room cost per night is $129 + 6% sales tax + 8% occupancy tax.


Friday, May 21, 2021-Sunday, May 23, 2021
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
219 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
2021 LWVMI Convention. Save the date. More info to follow in the coming months.