The Detroit League hosts candidate forums, town halls, and educational events to introduce political candidates and educate voters on issues relative to the community and country. The League also participates in community-wide events in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.

Under normal circumstances, we would host live events, but these are not normal times. So, for the foreseeable future, we will continue to fulfill our obligation by posting a great selection of hybrid presentations, meetings, candidate forums, and educational opportunities. Some events will be digital, while others will offer online or in-person access.

Also included in this events list are non-Leauge, nonpartisan events that LWV Detroit believes will interest the community.

NOTE: Events are listed chronologically and are FREE unless noted with a $. To view recordings and info regarding past events (including the Census, MI Citizens Redistricting Commission, and MI’s voting laws), see our Recordings/Past Events webpage.

LWVPGH Forum on Strategies for Countering Mis/Disinformation ⏤ Tuesday, March 28, 2023 @ 7pm

Join the LWV of Greater Pittsburgh for a forum on countering the mis- and dis-information almost everywhere we look for news. Learn how to recognize misleading and inflammatory messages in our public spaces … and how you can take action! 

Sponsored by the LWV of Greater Pittsburgh.

Voting Rights & Democracy ⏤ Tuesday, April 11, 2023 @ 6pm

Photo credit: Unseen Histories via Unsplash. Circa the 1960s, during a march in Washington, D.C., a crowd stretches from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument.

Detroit Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Detroit offer free virtual forums open to the public.

On April 11, 2023, at 6 pm, the DPL/LWVD collaborative series will host Peter J. Hammer, Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, who will examine some of the current and recent changes to voting rights and democracy, with a particular focus on Michigan.

Dr. Hammer co-authors with Edward J. Littlejohn of “No Equal Justice”: The Legacy of Civil Rights Icon George W. Crockett Jr.

Please register in advance for this event. We will send the Zoom link to registrants before the program.

After the event, we will post a program recording on the Recordings/Events webpage.

This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Detroit and the Detroit Public Library, which partner in talks promoting voter education and tools for action.

April LWVD (Hybrid) Membership Meeting ⏤ Saturday, April 15, 2023 (10 to 11:30 am)

Please join us for LWV Detroit’s first hybrid membership meeting on Saturday, April 15, from 10 to 11:30 am. Before the meeting, the membership chair will distribute information about the meeting venue, agenda, and Zoom link (the latter for those who wish to attend virtually).

If you have questions about membership or want to attend the meeting, please contact the LWVD membership chair Cheryl Bukoff at 313-288-9590 or

National Week of Conversation ⏤ April 17-23, 2023

National Week of Conversation was created for those exhausted by division and hatred. You’re invited to bring your passion for issues to an environment where you can be heard. We welcome all Americans, across our many differences, into conversations that can rekindle relationships and help us relearn how to be the “we” we know we can be. 

Problem: We are breaking apart. The way we demonize each other because of our different beliefs – what we call “toxic polarization” – is a huge threat to our families, communities, and country. It’s increasingly hitting close to home, causing breakdown from the dinner table to family vacation, from the workplace to worship services. We must reverse this trend! 

Solution: Large-scale opportunity for creating connection.
Experts around the globe endorse guided, face-to-face conversation across differences as one of the most powerful tools available to remove biases, stereotypes, and misperceptions before they have the opportunity to rip societies apart. By engaging one-on-one and in small groups, we remind ourselves that the “other” is – just like us – a person with family, friends, hopes, fears, values, and worth. National Week of Conversation provides Americans a simple, powerful, and proven opportunity to gain this fresh and healing perspective – directly or vicariously.

See a category below that falls within your line of work or interests. We have created different working groups to connect you with a team with similar values. Learn how to participate in the conversation by following the links below. 

Community Leaders & Orgs

Elected Officials

Faith Communities

Higher Education

K-12 Education 



Museums and Historic Sites


For more information on National Week of Conversation, click HERE.

LWVMI Convention 2023 ⏤ May 19-21 @ Kellogg Hotel & Convention Center $$$

Special thanks and credit go to Pat Buckner, member of the Northern Lower MI League, for her 2023 LWVMI Convention logo design.


We’re ready to welcome you to the 2023 LWVMI Convention at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, MI. We will conduct the business of the League in three plenary sessions. There will be workshops, shared meals, networking opportunities, a silent auction fundraiser for LWVMI, and wonderful opportunities to meet with League members from all over the state who share the same values.

Any League member can attend the Convention. Before you register, confer with your local League president to find out if you can be a voting delegate from your League. The number of delegates per League is determined by the number of members in that League. 

Delegates will:

The convention registration fee is $200 for all attendees. This fee covers your admittance to all the convention venues, materials, workshops, plenaries, and three meals on Saturday including the Awards Banquet plus Sunday breakfast. You can register and pay the fee online (preferred), but you can also copy the registration form and send it in with a check if necessary. The registration deadline is April 30. After that, a $25 late fee will be imposed. Click the purple button for the registration form.  

The Kellogg Center holds rooms for our group at a discounted rate, but reservations must be made by April 19. After that, you may still be able to get a room, but the discounted rate may be gone. To make a hotel reservation, call Kellogg at 800-875-5090. Use the code: 2305 LEAGUE to get the discount.

At every convention, we celebrate League achievements.  At our Saturday night banquet (to be held in the concourse of Munn Ice Arena), we will present three awards: The Belle Brotherton Award, the Judy Karandjeff Advocacy Award, and the Eva Packard Voter Service Award. Read all about these awards and how you can nominate someone here

Nominations are due by April 15. During the Convention, we will also be recognizing “Belle Ringer” awardees ⏤ members from each local League who deserve special appreciation for the routine tasks of the League. A description of these non-competitive awards is included in the Awards Packet. 

silent auction has always been a fun part of our conventions. We hope every local League can donate at least one item to the auction. This auction information form will give you more details. Does your League have items to sell at Convention? If you need table space, please get in touch with Kathy Poore at, and she will set aside some room for you. 

We are planning six great workshops for Saturday afternoon in two different time slots. Members can choose a workshop in each time slot.  The workshops are as follows:

Other Convention events will make this a fun, educational weekend. You’ll find more information about the workshops and events in the registration form but watch for more details later. The Convention information will be on our website’s Members section (under Miscellaneous Member Resources). 

Remember these important dates: 

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