League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will host a panel of housing experts at the February 21 meeting. Speakers will discuss “How to have fair housing for all our community members.” League members are studying affordable housing and its availability in the cities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., and will take place at Centennial Methodist Church, 1524 W. County Rd. C-2 in Roseville. The meeting is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of St. Paul and Centennial Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.
Ellen Shelton, research scientist with Wilder Research, made a presentation to LWV Roseville Area on November 15. Her research findings included information on the factors that contribute to homelessness in Minnesota and Ramsey County. The presentation can be found on our YouTube channel by clicking on this link.
Roseville Area Schools kicked off an initiative called Partners for the Future on November 15. This initiative provides community members with opportunities to connect with and support youth in the district. After a welcome from Superintendent Aldo Sicoli, R.T. Rybak, CEO and President of The Minneapolis Foundation, and Peter Olson-Skog, Assistant Superintendent, explained the reasons for the need to make more intentional and effective connections with students.
Research Scientist with Wilder Research, Ellen Shelton, will speak at the Nov. 15 meeting of the League of Women Voters of Roseville Area. Shelton’s speech is titled “In our own backyard: Homelessness and affordable housing.” League members are studying affordable housing and its availability in our five cities this year. Shelton’s talk will include a focus on St. Paul and its suburbs. The meeting is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of St. Paul.
Judy Stuthman, Sherry Hood, Cecilia Warner and fellow LWV members presented history of voting rights, explanation of voting process, assisted in voter registration and location of polling places at Roseville Adult Learning classes.
Longtime League member Ann Berry passed away on Monday, October 17. Several years ago, Ann wrote about her League experiences for our Memoir Project. You can read what she wrote by clicking on this link. To read more about the Memoir Project, go to the "About Us" tab on the web page.
LWV members Sherry Hood, Judy Stuthman and Martha O'Toole were presenters to Roseville Area High School's American Studies classes on the history of Voting Rights and New Citizenship process in the U.S. All RAHS seniors take this eleven-week American Studies class.