The Civic Buzz meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Black Forest Inn Banquet Room, Nicollet Avenue S. at 26th St. W. in Minneapolis. We gather at 5:30. You can order drinks and food and we begin our meeting at 6:15 and end at 7:30. Each month we have a speaker followed by discussion. Each month will have a new topic/issue for discussion. Anyone interested in discussing pressing topics related to citizen engagement are invited. A discussion with the League of Women Voters means that all voices are heard and we take opinions seriously. In the end, we all learn something new and hopefully have a broader understanding of the issues. Civic Buzz is co-sponsored by Whittier Alliance.
As a follow up to this summer’s Star Tribune series, Denied Justice: When Rape is Reported but Nothing Happens, we have invited Teri McLaughlin, Executive Director of Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA), her colleague Jude Foster and a representative from the Sexual Violence Center to speak at September’s Civic Buzz. Our three speakers bring legislative, advocacy, and Minneapolis perspectives to deepen our understanding of this issue and help us determine what action to take on this vital issue.