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

Ann Berry Dedication

A program commemorating long-time League of Women Voters member Ann Berry will be held Sunday June 18, 3 p.m., at the arboretum in Roseville Central Park. A newly-installed walkway brick will be dedicated in her honor.  Speakers will be: Ramsey County Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire, League president Rita Mills and Georgeann Hall.

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2017 Legislative Session

As the Minnesota 2017 Legislative Session winds down, search for information on bills by bill number, author or topic.  You can access the Legislature's website here.

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Proposed Recommendations - Affordable Housing Study, Tuesday, May 9

The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area is hosting a meeting featuring proposed ten-year affordable housing objectives for the cities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville on Tuesday, May 9. During the past year, the League’s affordable housing study committee has included three graduate students working on a Capstone Project in the University of Minnesota’s Center for Regional and Urban Affairs.

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Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Tour May 16, 2017

The Roseville Area League of Women Voters has scheduled a tour of the Eagles Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cottage Grove on May 16 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We will carpool from the parking lot just north of the Roseville Ice Arena, leaving there at 9:15 am.

The plant has primary and advanced secondary treatment before the water is discharged to the Mississippi River. It has won several awards for progressive steps in wastewater treatment and sustainability. It is one of eight plants operated by Metropolitan Council Environmental Services. (MCES).

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