Programs are in chronological order from most recent. Click an image and activate its link in order to view the video. Scroll below the gallery for a more detailed description of each program. A big thank you to LWV member, Marco Dees, for his technical and production work on these videos!
Urban Forestry in Crawfordsville
Sue Lucas, Director of Crawfordsville Mainstreet, Discusses Our History of Urban Forestry
From the barren streets of early city planning and development through subsequent generations of trial and error, success and failure, to the botanical education and advocacy of today. Hear about the long road to Tree City USA and the many cross-functional, multigenerational projects that are paving the way. Sue and her associates have partnered with local schools, city officials, and various organizations throughout the community to foster interest, share knowledge, and enlist active support for a safer, healthier, and greener Crawfordsville.
Black Lives Matter: What We Should Know
A Discussion with LaToshia Everson of the NAACP and DePauw University
LaToshia Everson is the Associate Director of Student Engagement at DePauw University and a prominent leader in the NAACP. She has been an influential voice and a driven advocate for social change, equality, and systemic reform in her hometown of Greencastle and many surrounding communities. LaToshia Everson speaks about the origins of the BLM organization and the BLM movement, and she shares insights about the state of the country and what this movement means to her. She addresses many longstanding misconceptions and false assumptions surrounding the movement, and answers questions from our panel regarding disinformation, allyship, and next steps for the movement.
Voting by Mail Gains National Popularity
A Discussion with Indiana Vote by Mail President, Barbara Tully
From October, 2020: A discussion of the pros and pros of voting by mail in America and, specifically, Indiana. Barbara Tully shares insights from her years of experience advocating, her first hand experiences traveling to other states where voting by mail is standard practice, and answers questions from a bipartisan panel on a host of hot topics. She dispels myths and misconceptions with vetted studies and scholarly reports in this compelling argument for the public trust. Join us for an engaging and topical presentation regarding voting by mail!
Dr. Mary Holloway Wilhite's Life, Times, and Legacy
A Discussion with book author Shannon Sullivan Hudson
From September, 2020: In honor of a pioneering Montgomery County Indiana physician, author Shannon Sullivan Hudson discusses her new book, Dr. Mary Holloway Wilhite. Shannon and fellow author, Stephanie Cain, explore some of the defining moments in the life and times of Dr. Wilhite and add context to her complex and inspiring story. Purchase the book here and check out the discussion via the link below:
Indiana Forest Farming: A Presentation by Raoul Moore
From August, 2020: Raoul Moore, President of the Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association provides information about the history of Indiana Forests and the challenges of growing trees in our region. Discussant is Ed Fain, President of the Friends of Sugar Creek.
Getting Ready for Redistricting: A Conversation with Julia Vaughn
From July. 2020: Julia Vaughn, Policy Director for Common Cause Indiana, speaks on both the history of redistricting and its future, particularly with respect to the upcoming census. She then fields questions from a panel assembled by our local LWV. Watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking this link:
Voting in 2020: A Conversation with Karyn Douglas
From June, 2020: Karyn Douglas, Montgomery County Clerk of the Circuit Court, fields questions from a panel of individuals about voting in the primary and beyond given our "new normal" pandemic circumstances. Watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking this link:
Crawfordsville: My Second Home
Three Wabash College students of color discuss their experiences living in Crawfordsville for the four years of their Wabash career.
From May, 2020: Clyde Morgan, Assistant Director of the Wabash College Malcolm X Institute, moderates this discussion. Watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking this link:
An interview with Dr. Scott Douglas, Montgomery County Health Sanitarian.
From April, 2020: LWV member, Marco Dees, interviews Dr. Douglas about the COVID-19 pandemic with emphasis on Montgomery County. Watch the interview on the LWV YouTube channel here:
Also, please see the related Journal Review article in which Dr. Douglas and Health Department Head, Amber Reed are interviewed by Marco Dees. Find the article here: