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Wednesday, February 2  •  5:30 – 7:00 PM

Welcome to WPLI and the Racial Wealth Divide 

Learn about MWV, WPLI, and the work ahead in 2022. Stay for an overview of wealth, race, and policy.

Presenters: SJ Howell, MWV Executive Director;  Ella Smith, MWV Program Director;  Hannah Pate, MWV Community Organizer

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88144490132

Call-in:  +13462487799,    Meeting ID:  88144490132#



Thursday, February 3  •  12:00 – 1:30 PM

Voting Rights in Montana

In 2021, the Montana Legislature passed multiple voter suppression laws. Learn what to expect this next election season and how to get involved!

Presenters: (Moderator) Kristie Smith;  Patrick Yawakie, MT Native Vote Political Director;  Senator Janet Ellis 

Join Zoom Webinar:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86051757193

Call-in:  +16699009128,    Meeting ID:  86051757193#



Thursday, February 3  •  5:30 – 7:00 PM

Keynote: Aubrey Gordon

Come listen as author and podcaster Aubrey Gordon discusses the social and cultural realities of moving through the world as a fat person. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83404575715

Call-in:  +16699009128,  Meeting ID:  83404575715#



Friday, February 4  •  12:00 – 1:30 PM

Climate Inequity in Montana

A panel discussion exploring the feedback connections between climate change, poverty, and colonization.

Presenters: (Moderator) Destini Vaile, MWV Community Organizer;  Termaine Edmo, Climate Change Coordinator for the Blackfeet Nation;  Mike Durglo;  LJ Bird, Partnership Health Center Senior Community Health Specialist on Anti-Racism and Equity;  Angeline Cheek, Hunkpapa Lakota and Oglala Sioux activist and community organizer with ACLU

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87869276160

Call-in:  +12532158782,    Meeting ID:  87869276160#



Saturday, February 5  •  2:00 – 3:00 PM

How to Run for Office

Hear from elected officials about what it takes to run for public office in Montana. 

Presenters: Senator Shane Morigeau and Representative Barbara Bessette

Join Zoom Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81585082486

Call-in:  +16699009128,    Webinar ID:  81585082486#


Saturday, February 5  •  3:00 – 4:00 PM

Storytelling through Independent Journalism

Learn how to document and publish stories to effect change around issues important to you. 

Presenters: Destini Vaile, MWV Community Organizer;  Devi Cole, Montana Women Vote Community Organizer

Join Zoom Webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81585082486

Call-in:  +16699009128,    Webinar ID:  81585082486#



Sunday, February 6  •  2:00 – 3:00 PM 

Navigating the Legislature 

The 2023 Legislative Session will be here before we know it. Learn the ins and outs of the legislative process. 

Presenters: SJ Howell, MWV Executive Director;  Hannah Pate, MWV Community Organizer

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82823763786

Call-in:  +12532158782,    Meeting ID:  82823763786#



Sunday, February 6  •  3:00 – 4:00 PM

Local Elections and Municipal Organizing 

Learn about local elections/elected officials and how to organize for policy change in your local community.

Presenters: Ella Smith, MWV Program Director;  Dani Vazquez, MWV Community Organizer 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82823763786

Call-in:  +12532158782,    Meeting ID:  82823763786#


 

Monday, February 7  •  5:30 – 7:00 PM

Rethinking Criminal Justice Reform in Montana

Hear about organizing to end the criminalization of poverty and create a justice system that is more humane. 

Presenters: Zuri Moreno;  Courtney Smith;  Amy Sings In The Timber 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84534231123

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Tuesday, February 8  •  12:00 – 1:30 PM

Healthcare Policy: What’s Ahead in 2022

Join us for a discussion on how federal and state healthcare policy will be impacting our communities. 

Presenters: Jackie Semmens, MT Budget & Policy Center Policy Analyst;  Olivia Riutta, Montana Primary Care Association Outreach and Engagement Manager;  ShyAnn RainingBird, Montana Primary Care Association, Health Insurance Navigator

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89580106856

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Wednesday, February 9  •  5:30 – 7:00 PM

What’s at Stake in Indian Country

Tribal communities have long experienced underinvestment, racist policies, and economic disparities. Learn about what Indigenous peoples are facing and how you can support the work. 

Presenters: (Moderator) Dani Vazquez, MWV Community Organizer;  Shelly Fyant, State Tribal Economic Development (STED) Commission Chair and  former Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribal Council Chairwoman;  Jade Bahr, MT Budget & Policy Center;  Gabriella Blatt, Indigenous Policy Expert 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83162267239

Call-in:  +16699009128,    Meeting ID:  83162267239#