Speaker Presentations

 PROGRAM:   The Role of Women in the USA—100 years after the 19th Amendment                         Gave Women the Vote
SPEAKER: Evelyn Stock, Past President, LWV of Scarsdale, Westchester, and NYS
WHEN PRESENTED:       Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Now a century after its passage, has the promise of the 19th Amendment been fulfilled?  The discussion will include the Equal Rights Amendment and why it has not yet been passed.  We will examine the data, discuss the causes, and share what we realistically (perhaps hopefully) believe we will see in the years ahead.

Evelyn Stock


PROGRAM: Going Zero Waste in Municipalities, Schools and Houses of Worship
SPEAKER: Michelle Sterling, JD, Scarsdale Zero Waste and Sustainability Leader
WHEN PRESENTED :       Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Over the last 10 years Michelle has been instrumental in launching sustainability initiatives throughout Scarsdale and Westchester County.  She has helped all seven Scarsdale Schools, a number of Scarsdale Houses of Worship and Scarsdale Village launch food scrap recycling and zero waste programs. She has also worked on a number of other successful sustainability initiatives in Scarsdale including the LED Streetlight conversion project, furniture donation, take it or leave it shed, textile recycling, recycling education and expansion, tree code, and residential solar code. She will discuss how these initiatives can be instituted elsewhere, giving attendees the tools to do likewise.

Michelle Sterling


PROGRAM: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe toward Justice
SPEAKER: William Greenawalt, JD, Parks Board Chair in NYS and Westchester
WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

America’s founding principle of liberty and justice for all has not been a reality for many Americans. The 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, which I was on, produced great promise and great tragedy. I will assess the present health of Dr. King’s Dream and recent events, including racist killings, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter protests, and the 2020 elections.  And, I will discuss how far, and for how long, the arc is and will be bending toward justice and what it means for us.

William Greenawalt