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MadreLawrence -- organizing meeting / public forum
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 6:30pm
7th & Vermont, Lawrence, KS 66044
Jul 31, 2012

Our very first Madre meeting! At this meeting we'll discuss different directions that you personally want to see our group go in, and we'll loosely structure working groups around those ideas.

Think about how you personally would like to be involved in our local government, and bring those ideas with you. Where do you see gaps in our city that need to be filled? What local issues really get under your skin? What's important to you?

We'll be in the gallery room of the library, that's the smaller room across the glass wall of the A/V section. Monday 8/13 at 6:30pm. See you then!

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MadreLawrence -- organizing meeting / public forum