Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Noon
1912 Center
412 E Third St
Moscow, ID 83843
LWV MOSCOW MEETING- Public Welcome. Casey Bartrem, executive director of TerraGraphics International Foundation, will discuss the organization's work in low and middle-income countries to reduce health impacts associated with mineral production noon-1 p.m. Wednesday (April 17) at the League of Women Voters of Moscow forum in the Arts Workshop of the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third St., Moscow.

The U.S. and other high-income nations have successfully implemented numerous environmental and public health regulations to protect communities and workers from environmental pollution. But global demand for commodities is higher than ever before. Mining, smelting and recycling industries have largely abandoned the U.S. and other high-income countries for locations with inadequate or poorly-enforced regulations. There is an urgent need to assist governments, workers, and communities in finding culturally appropriate, sustainable, and economically viable ways to improve living and working conditions in these locations.

TerraGraphics International Foundation, a Moscow-based nonprofit, aims to follow industry's "path of least resistance" and build local and national capacity to solve environmental health challenges using environmental health intervention protocols developed at U.S. hazardous wastes sites.

Bartrem has degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Idaho. She has worked on environmental health interventions in mining and recycling communities in the U.S., Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Kyrgyzstan. From 2007-2009, Casey was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
3pm
15th St Fire Station
1500 N. 15th Street
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
LWV KOOTENAI COUNTY Public Meeting. On 4/17/19 at 3pm we will have a LWVKC public meeting at the 15th Street Fire Station on "Transparency and 3rd Party Oversight in Idaho; anti-corruption and ethics agency shortfalls" with James McDay of TOC Diversity Resource (The Other Choice).