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The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will host a panel of experts who will discuss homelessness and the struggle to find stable housing.

  • State Representative Peter Fischer, a Director at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Minneapolis
  • Elaine Carnahan, Senior Career Counselor at Women Achieving New Directions (WAND) at Fairview Community Center in Roseville
  •  If available, people who have experienced homelessness will also participate.

The Sept. 19 meeting will be from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Little Venetian Restaurant, 2900 Rice St., Little Canada. A social hour and pasta buffet will begin at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20. Please reserve by Sept. 15 by mailing a check to Mindy Greiling, 2495 Marion St., Roseville, MN  55113. The program is free and open to the public.

League Hosts Housing Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters will host a panel of housing experts at the October 21 meeting.  The League of Women Voters supports fair housing and equality of opportunity for housing for all persons. Speakers will discuss housing issues, including city comprehensive plan housing updates and the role of the Metropolitan Council. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Roseville Area League and Centennial Methodist Church.

Panelists are:

  • Chip Halbach, long-time Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership
  • Gail Dorfman, Metropolitan Council Representative and Executive Director of St. Stephens Human Services
  • Cathy Bennett, Housing initiative, Urban Land Institute

September 2017 The Voter

In this issue, you will find several interesting articles, inclluding:

  • A schedule of programs planned for the coming year, including information on the September panel on homelessness
  • League's support for mental health liaison officers in Roseville on police forces
  • An article by Florence Sprague that encourages us to examine our feelings and biases about affordable housing in our communities

Brews and Book Reviews - July 25

The League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host a Brews and Book Reviews event on Tuesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bent Brewstillery, 1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a recommended book for summer reading to share with others in attendance.  Craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks are available.  The event is open to the public.  Join us for a relaxing evening sharing your favorite summer read and a beverage.  

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13th (film) - Viewing and Discussion on August 15

13th is a documentary by director Ava DuVernay.  Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for a feature documentary, 13thexplores race in the United States criminal justice system.  Titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery, the firm director argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated in the U.S. through mass incarceration.  Join us fora viewing and discussion of this critically acclaimed film.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:00 - 8:45 p.m.  Roseville Library Community Room, 2180 Hamline Ave N. at County Road B.

Free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by LWV Roseville Area, Roseville Library and Do Good Roseville.

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June 2017 Voter

This issue of the Voter includes these articles:

  • A message from Rita Mills that contains an outline of a typical League year
  • A schedule of presentations to local cities of the local Affordable Housing Study and related recommendations
  • An article by League member Florence Sprague about the new, bright voice of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a women's rights advocate

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