If you were not able to attend this event that was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and Ramsey County Library, the library has provided a link to the recording of this program: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/47476.
On March 29, 7:00 pm, CMAL County Study Committee Chair Mindy Greiling and CMAL Chair Karen Schaffer will lead a discussion on the recent CMAL study of County Government in the Metro Area. LWV of Roseville Area members will vote on proposed consensus questions.
If you were not able to attend this excellent presentation, Ramsey County Library has provided a link to the recording: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/45833
In this session, Dr. Yohuru Williams, will explore the history of the use of violence to suppress voting in communities of color from the Reconstruction era to Present. Dr. Williams is Distinguished University Chair and Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas. He is the Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the university, and has often served as a political commentator on regional and national radio and television programs. The League of Women Voters Roseville Area and Ramsey County Library are excited to sponsor Dr. Williams in this important presentation. Reviewing the material in the following links will enhance the program experience:
All LWV members and the public are invited to attend a Zoom presentation on the multi-million Livable Communities Act grant program, run by the Met Council pursuant to state law. We at CMAL hope that you will join us on Saturday March 19 at 10:00 am for a program about this metro area grant program that deals with affordable housing and brownfield clean-up. You can learn where the grant money comes from, where it goes, and whether it does any good.
All LWV members are invited to Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues of Women Voters (CMAL) January 15 Quarterly Meeting where Mindy Greiling will present the report from the hard working study committee on county government. Proposed consensus questions will be reviewed at this meeting, adjusting them where appropriate. (Don’t be dissuaded by the length. The gist of the study is less than ten pages.) The report includes the proposed consensus questions and can be view here.
Representation in City Governance. The changing demographics of our communities means that elected and appointed leaders are provided with great opportunities and also some challenges. Join the League of Women Voters Roseville Area (LWVRA) on Thursday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m. as we continue our focus on diversity in local governance in conversations with the mayors of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville.
If you missed this program or would like to watch it again, the Ramsey County Library has provided a link to the recording: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/39901
The League of Women Voters Roseville Area recently looked into who is participating in local governance Boards, exploring how well these groups reflect the makeup of our communities. As a follow-up to a study, Holli Arp, Leadership and Civic Engagement Program Leader with the U of M Extension Services will lead a panel discussion with two colleagues and Extension Educators Jocelyn Hernandez Swanson and Lisa Hinz asking “How do we encourage and support more diverse and inclusive leadership in our local governments?” This Leadership and Civic Engagement team has been working with communities across Minnesota as they grapple with inclusiveness, cultural competence and exploring new pathways to diversify leadership. Join the conversation!
If you missed this program or would like to watch it again, the Ramsey County Library has provided a link to the recording: https://my.nicheacademy.com/rcladult/course/38660
Neighbors change over time. When new neighbors also bring a new heritage, bridging cultural differences can be challenging. Longtime residents may be anxious that they may say or do the "wrong" thing. The panel for this program will tackle practical strategies to become welcoming neighbors and building strong and diverse neighborhoods.
The League of Women Voters of Roseville Area will sponsor a forum on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm for the City Council candidates in Falcon Heights.
The Falcon Heights City Council Candidate Forum held on September 15 can now be viewed at https://ninenorth.org/speak-outs/
LWVRA will sponsor a forum on October 7, 7:00 p.m. for the School Board candidates. The forum will be moderated by League member Florence Sprague. Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be no in-person audience. The forum will be broadcast by NineNorth on cable channel 15 or 859 HD, and live streamed and available for playback on ninenorth.org/. For on-demand viewing, Candidate Speak-Out and Forum videos will be located at https://ninenorth.org/speak-outs/. You may submit questions to be asked of candidates to email@example.com by end of day, Wednesday, October 6.