Mama’s Brunch

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 — 11 am to 2 pm
COLORS Restaurant 311 E. Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48226

This event is being hosted by Mothering Justice, a Michigan-based organization dedicated to empowering mothers to advocate for the issues that affect them most, and co-sponsored by Michigan League for Public Policy, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, and The University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women. Mothering Justice works to make government more accountable to working families through promoting a family-friendly advocacy agenda, training mother activists, and increasing voter turnout among mothers and other caregivers. The main policy initiatives for the coming year are paid sick days, affordable childcare, and eliminating wage theft. 

Come and join the discussion about how to make Michigan a better place for mothers and their families. Come and speak to candidates about what you would like to see them work on and discuss how policies would effect your community. We already have several candidates and elected officials committed to coming so it promises to be a great event. RSVP here. | Flyer


 Public Policy Forum

Michigan’s Prison Problem: Mass Incarceration, Its Causes and Solutions

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
1-3:30 p.m.

Best Western Plus, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing

Flyer | Online registration



September 23, 2014, is National Voter Registration Day. The League of Women Voters Lansing Area will be joining several other Leagues throughout Michigan and the country in sponsoring Voter Registration Drives.

Three sites will be part of this campaign in the Lansing area: The Michigan Department of Health, South Cedar; Capital Area Michigan Works!, South Cedar; and Peckham Industries in north Lansing.

LWV volunteers will also be available at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Conference at the Lansing Center on September 11 and 12.

The League has prepared a Voter Guide for the election that will be available online at

The deadline for registering for the November 4 General Election is October 6, 2014 The League of Women Voters is encouraging everyone to register to vote and to participate in this very important process.


Opportunity & Equity 2014

This event was held on May 5, 2014

Speaker: Pedro Noguera, Sociologist and NYU Professor

Each day, a growing number of people struggle to make ends meet, yet there are promising strategies and tools that can help fight this trend, that have been proven to reduce poverty and build prosperity. At Opportunity & Equity 2014 attendees will explore successful and promising models and concepts in public policy, education, asset building, healthcare and more.



Michigan’s Education Landscape, Amber Arellano
Exemplary Models for Entrepreneurship, Jeannine LaProd
Income Inequality in Michigan, Dr. Charles Ballard
Pursuing Excellence Through Equity, Dr. Pedro Noguera
Metropolitan Detroit Race Equity Report, Shirley Stancato
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children, Jane Zehnder-Merrell