Events

Dr. Josie Johnson - Hope in the Struggle - September 16, 2020

As part of our year-long celebration of 100 years of the League of Women Voters, our League invited Dr. Josie Johnson and her co-author Carolyn Holbrook to speak at our Wednesday, September 16 meeting 6:30 - 8 pm. Due to personal circumstances, Dr. Johnson is unavailable to attend, but we are fortunate that Holbrook will cover both Dr. Johnson’s book as well as her own newly released book, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify. Both books are published by the University of Minnesota Press and are pertinent to our League anniversary and the times we live in, where we must continue fighting for voting and civil rights. This Zoom meeting is co-hosted by the Ramsey County Library - Roseville.

Here is a link to view the program in its entirely: https://www.rclreads.org/hope-in-the-struggle/

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October Mental Health Book Talk - October 20, 2020

League member Mindy Greiling’s memoir, Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker’s Fight for Her Son, will be the topic of discussion at the Tuesday, Oct. 20 League meeting. The book, which launches in October and is published by the University of Minnesota Press, chronicles her family's experience and legislative work in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Sue Abderholden, executive director for NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Minnesota’s largest provider of family and public education and support and the state’s strongest advocacy organization, will provide additional remarks about the book and our mental health system.

The meeting is co-sponsored by the Ramsey County Library - Roseville and NAMI Ramsey. League member Florence Sprague will moderate.  Registration at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T71434l9TRq3IPjKuORdRg

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Talking About Race Series - Every Other Thursday 2020

 Beginning August 6 through October 29, 7-8:30 pm via Zoom.  LWV Roseville Area, Do Good Roseville and the Ramsey County Library are hosting a series of discussions called "Talking about Race" from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture (https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race)  To register for the event on August 6, go to: rcleads. Each session is limited to 25 participants. Here are the dates and topics of discussion:

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Voting in the Time of COVID-19 August 18, 2020

If you were unable to attend Secretary Simon's presentation, you can see a recording here.

Both national and local elections are being held in November 2020, but this is no ordinary election year. The health and safety demands of the coronavirus pandemic are affecting both voters and those planning and administering elections. Secretary of State Steve Simon will speak to the practicalities of administering an election in the time of COVID-19. What is the status of voting by mail in Minnesota? How do municipalities recruit and protect election judges? What accommodations and adjustments are being made this year? Listen and learn. Questions can be submitted by chat.

August 18, 2020, 6:30-8 p.m. / Zoom webinar co-hosted by Ramsey County Library-Roseville and LWV of Roseville Area.  Free and open to all.  Advance registration required.  Register here..

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Brews and Book Reviews July 15, 2020

Back by popular demand is the 4th annual Brews and Book Reviews, however with a different look. BYOB&B might be a more appropriate description: Bring Your Own Beverage and Book!  LWV of Roseville Area will be hosting this event via Zoom on Wednesday, July 15, at 7 pm in your residence. Beverages will be available from your refrigerator! Details (Zoom link) will be emailed to you a day in advance. To get the link, RSVP by sending an email to lwvrosevillearea@lwvmn.org.
While you are invited to share a book, it is not required. In the past, some participants have come to get personal reading lists. In addition to not being physically at a brewery, we will begin the evening with some prepared quick reviews of books on racism, anti-racism, and history of the black experience, after which the Zoom room will be open to individuals sharing favorite reads. Mark your calendars now, and remember to RSVP to participate!

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June 23 Environmental Field Trip

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 23, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. We are planning on holding the LWV of Roseville Area annual field trip at this time. On the trip we will learn about the work of the Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District. We’ll meet at the Watershed District Office at 9:30 a.m. (just west of Little Canada City Hall) to hear about the variety of ways storm water is managed and see a video of the projects undertaken. After the visit, we’ll carpool to Central Park Elementary School and then to Maplewood Mall to observe several projects in action.  After the tour, we are invited to the home of Cecelia Warner to see the native plant area in their backyard, helped by grant money from the watershed district.  Bring your brown bag lunch for a picnic. 

Please RSVP by June 15 to Donna Peterson (peter080@umn.edu) or Anne Haugan (ahaugan@usfamily.net

Social distancing and masks are expected as recommended in state guidelines,  However, just a reminder that following the guidelines reduces but does not eliminate the possibility of Covid-19 virus transmission.  Everyone needs to use their own judgement.  Do email Ann or Donna with questions or to sign up.  We hope to see you there!   

Annual Report and 67th Annual Meeting June 2, 2020

Minutes ot the June 2, 2020 Annual Meeting can be found here.

Greeting, Fellow Leaguers!

During these trying times, we hope you are able to stay healthy and safe, and that you can enjoy the little things in life.  Even though we cannot meet in person, and may not be able to do so for quite some time, we can still be a voice for democracy and voting rights.

In order to continue the work of League, we must organize our board and committees and honor our obligation to hold an annual meeting.  To that end, we plan to hold our annual meeting via Zoom, an on-line meeting tool.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  Members will be able to join in live using computers, tablets, smartphones and even landline telephones.  Those who are unable to join in live will be able to view a recording of the meeting from a link we will provide, and all eligible members will be able to vote via email on items that are put to member vote.

The Annual Report can be viewed here.  The items that members will be asked to vote on are:

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