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    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul, MN 55102

    Youth Vote Team Meeting

     Saturday, November 23, 2019

    Noon to 1:30pm

    Minnesota History Center (MNHC) *

    (MNHC Room number TBD)
    345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
    St. Paul, MN 55102
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    here for directions and RSVP to Dan Krivit, Youth Vote Team Chair.

    Congratulations, we made it through the local Saint Paul election held on Nov 5!  Now, help us gear up for the big waves of 2020 election activities, including the brand new Presidential Nominating Primary to be held on March 3, 2020!  We’re forming our plans and recruiting new Student Leaders

    Please join us to plan how we help educate and engage our youth throughout the City of Saint Paul in this exciting political process, register to vote, and encourage actual voting in the Primaries and General Election on November 3, 2020.

    • 02 Dec 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St. St. Paul

    The Evening LWV St. Paul book club meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:15 pm at the West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St. St. Paul. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    Decembers book will be: Cathedral of the Wild: An African Journey Home by Boyd Varty. "When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he needed a place to recover and adjust to his new life. He went to Londolozi Game Reserve. Founded over eighty years ago by Boyd Varty's great-grandfather, Londolozi started as a hunting safari. But in 1973, Boyd's visionary father, Dave, transformed it into a nature reserve, creating a blueprint for modern-day conservation. This transformation is the backdrop of Boyd's family history and his own personal odyssey."

    Discussion led by Mary V.


    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Place TBA

    LWVSP Program Planning Committee

    Monthly  Meeting


    Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    6:00 PM, PLACE TBA

    RSVP to:  Claudia Dieter, Program Committee Chair

    Help plan LWVSP's winter and spring programs.

    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • YWCA St Paul at 375 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

    Join us for a quarterly League of Women Voters St Paul Member 101 session! This is an opportunity to connect with fellow members, and learn more about the League.

    What: Member 101 - Info Session

    There will be a short presentation covering the basics of LWVSP and opportunities to get involved. There will be time to ask questions and get to know others in attendance. 

    We will than walk together to the December Luncheon at Moscow on the Hill, if you would like to attend the lunch. Pre-Registration required for the Lunch, no registration for the New Member Session. You can register for the lunch at this link.

    Who: All are welcome - member or not. Perfect for new or newer members, potential members, and anyone looking to gain more knowledge of LWVSP. Friends are also welcome!

    When: Saturday, December 7th 9:30am-10:30am

    Where: YWCA St Paul at 375 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102 in the Conference Room - check in with front desk staff when you arrive.

    Parking: $5 parking in the YWCA lot or street parking

    Cost: Free ($5 fee if parking in theYWCA lot)

    Questions? Contact Morgan Croft-Schornak at morgan.croftschornak@gmail.com. 

    Not able to attend this session? Please look out for our next quarterly Membership 101 Session!


    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Moscow on the Hill | 371 Selby Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102
    Register

    Please join us for the 2019 LWVSP December Luncheon at Moscow on the Hill. New members are especially encouraged to come and get acquainted with others in our League. Please bring a guest if you wish. Everyone is welcome!

    Our featured guest is Dr. Kim Heikkila, who is currently working on an oral history project for the Minnesota Historical Society - "Women and Voting Rights in Minnesota Oral History Project." As she will still be in the midst of the project, Dr. Heikkila will speak about her process, what she has learned, and oral history best practices.  More information about Dr. Heikkila is available on her website, www.spotlightoralhistory.com.

    Date: December 7, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Moscow on the Hill, 371 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Parking: Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent YWCA lot for $5

    Cost: $25/person (Prepaid Reservations Only)

    You can reserve your seat online on the website or send a check payable to LWVSP and mailed to LWVSP, 75 Fifth Street West, Suite 224, St. Paul, MN 55102.

    Reservations Deadline: November 30, 2019

    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 11:01 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Moscow on the Hill | 371 Selby Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102

    This calendar entry is an intentional duplicate. Please register for the December Luncheon using this link to make a reservation and pay. Only pre-paid reservations will be accepted.

    Please join us for the 2019 LWVSP December Luncheon at Moscow on the Hill. New members are especially encouraged to come and get acquainted with others in our League. Please bring a guest if you wish. Everyone is welcome!

    Our featured guest is Dr. Kim Heikkila, who is currently working on an oral history project for the Minnesota Historical Society - "Women and Voting Rights in Minnesota Oral History Project." As she will still be in the midst of the project, Dr. Heikkila will speak about her process, what she has learned, and oral history best practices.  More information about Dr. Heikkila is available on her website, www.spotlightoralhistory.com.

    Date: December 7, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Moscow on the Hill, 371 Selby Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Parking: Parking is available on the street or in the adjacent YWCA lot for $5

    Cost: $25/person (Prepaid Reservations Only)

    You can reserve your seat online on the website or send a check payable to LWVSP and mailed to LWVSP, 75 Fifth Street West, Suite 224, St. Paul, MN 55102.

    Reservations Deadline: November 30, 2019

    • 11 Dec 2019
    • 10:15 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119; 3M Room

    The LWV St. Paul book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave. 55119. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    December's book is Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig. Benny and Khin’s eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma’s first beauty queen soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her newfound fame, she is forced to reckon with her family’s past, the West’s ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Discussion will be led by Cheryl P.

    • 06 Jan 2020
    • 6:15 PM

    The Evening LWV St. Paul book club meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:15 pm at the West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida St. St. Paul. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    January's book will be: If you Lived Here You'd Be Home by Now by Christopher Ingraham. "The hilarious, charming, and candid story of writer Christopher Ingraham’s decision to uproot his life and move his family to Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, population 1,400—the community he made famous as “the worst place to live in America” in a story he wrote for the Washington Post." 



    • 08 Jan 2020
    • 10:15 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119; 3M Room

    The LWV St. Paul book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave. 55119. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    January's book is When Republicans Were Progressive by Dave Durenberger. Senator Dave Durenberger explains how Minnesota's progressive Republicans earned voters' trust and delivered on their promises—and how progressive ideas fell out of favor when an increasingly anti-government, anti-tax national party shifted Minnesota Republican thinking to the right. In the ensuing partisan realignment, both the Republican and the Democratic parties have lost public trust. Durenberger argues that the principles and practices of progressive Republicanism are a fitting remedy for what ails American democracy today. Barb B. will lead discussion.

    We also recommend a companion book for January, Don Fraser: Minnesota’s Quiet Crusader by Iric Nathanson. Iric Nathanson, historian and frequent contributor to MinnPost, underscores the fact that a man who seems so quiet on the outside has been a significant player in the events that have shaped our times. There are a lot of politicians who make a few headlines with their flash and then disappear. Nathanson makes it clear that Fraser is among the few politicians who make a lasting difference because of their beliefs. Mary P. will lead discussion.

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 10:15 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119; 3M Room

    The LWV St. Paul book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave. 55119. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    February's book is The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America by Daniel Okrent. Daniel Okrent has taken a largely forgotten epoch in American history and brilliantly brought it back to life. Okrent’s book tells the story of the immigration battles of the early twentieth century in a way that’s both fascinating on its own terms, but also, relevant to today’s news. Joan D. will lead discussion.

    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 10:15 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119; 3M Room

    The LWV St. Paul book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave. 55119. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    March's book is Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne. The first story traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Cheryl P. will lead discussion.

    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 10:15 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119; 3M Room

    The LWV St. Paul book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave. 55119. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    April's book is Call Me American: A Memoir by Abdi Nor Iftin. Abdi loved the U.S. so much he became known around Mogadishu as Abdi American, but when the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab rose to power in 2006 Abdi was eventually forced to flee to Kenya. He won entrance to the U.S.  though his route to America did not come easily. Now a proud resident of Maine, his dramatic, deeply stirring memoir is truly a story for our time: a vivid reminder of why America still beckons to those looking to make a better life. Cheryl P. will lead discussion.

    • 13 May 2020
    • 10:15 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave., St. Paul, MN 55119; 3M Room

    The LWV St. Paul book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:15 am at the Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave. 55119. All are welcome to attend regardless of whether they have read the book that month. Please join us if you're interested!

    May's book is The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. Lewis takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders through willful ignorance. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it's not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Claudia D. will lead discussion. 

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