100 Climate Solutions for Everyone, April 16, 6:30 PM

Have you ever felt overwhelmed thinking about what you can do to help fight climate change?  Do you want to be part of the solution and not the causes? Join us, at the Ramsey County Library Roseville, for a talk and book signing by University of Minnesota Professor Heidi Roop, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Climate, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

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Minnesota Strong: Indigenous Organizations Making a Difference, March 19, 5:30 PM

If you missed this program, here is a link to the recording.

Join us at the Ramsey County Library Roseville, to hear panelists from Minnesota’s Indigenous organizations speak about their work addressing the needs of children, families and the environment in culturally respectful ways. Kelly Miller, head of the Department of Indian Work at Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul, and Maggie Lorenz, Director of Wakan Tipi Awanyankapi, will share their work, obstacles and goals to illustrate the strength of Minnesota Indigenous organizations.

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Windows and Mirrors for All turns 20, March 2024

Windows and Mirrors for All is twenty. Not quite old enough to imbibe at Brews and Book Reviews, but old enough to reflect upon its age. When the first column ran in the March 2004 Voter seeing things through a DEI lens was in its early stages in LWVRA and those initials were not yet in vogue. As noted then, “The heading above, Windows and Mirrors for All, is gratefully derived from a wonderful essay by Emily Style ‘Curriculum as Window and Mirror’…Ms. Style states that “education needs to enable the student to look through window frames in order to see the realities of others and into mirrors in order to see her/his own reality reflected. I think people of all ages need both mirrors and windows with which to view the world, but too often we only have mirrors.” The goal remains the same.

[Read https://www.nationalseedproject.org/images/documents/Curriculum_As_Window_and_Mirror.pdf ]

CMAL February 2024 Newsletter

In this latest issue of the Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues (CMAL) newsletter find information on the CMAL Watershed Study and the Metropolitan Council Governance Task Force.

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Equal Means Equal, the fight for the era, February 11, 1:00 PM

Join us at the Ramsey County Library Roseville, 2180 Hamline Ave N, as we learn from Suzann Willhite, president of ERA MN, what is happening throughout the state and at the MN Legislature to advance the ERA Amendment in 2024. This two-part series is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Roseville Area, Do Good Roseville, and the Ramsey County Library.  For more  information: https://rclreads.bibliocommons.com/events/65aea714de4b6141009d76d3

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Windows and Mirrors - Just Deserts - Florence Sprague - January 2024

Justice─a powerful and important concept. The word seems straightforward enough, but just try to get three people to agree on what is just in a particular case! Pinning it down can be elusive. Justice means different things to different people, in different eras, in different cultures, by class, by race, by religion….  

What we think of as just may reflect what we think about the structure of our society, but also how we think about human frailty, about personal and societal responsibility, about how to measure harm, about consequences and their functions. 

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