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    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Moscow on the Hill | 371 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
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    Featuring a special presentation by former Saint Paul Mayor, George Latimer

    Please join us for this year’s 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!

    At the luncheon, Mayor Latimer will engage League members in a thoughtful discussion about our city, its past and its future.

    Former Mayor of Saint Paul (1976-1990), George Latimer, is one of the country's leading authorities on urban issues including affordable housing, jobs, urban development and poverty. He is interested in public-private partnerships that encourage growth and development of affordable housing. He is also interested in welfare reform. Through his work, he has served as: Saint Paul Public School Board Member, Regent of the University of Minnesota, Dean of Hamline School of Law, Director of Special Action of Office and Advisor to Secretary Henry Cisneros in the Housing and Urban Development during the first Clinton administration, Visiting Professor of Urban Studies at Macalester College, Founding Chair of Hearth Connection, and Co-Founder of Preservation of Affordable Housing.

    Date: December 2, 2017 11:00 a.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 or via check payable to LWVSP and mailed to LWVSP, 75 Fifth Street West, Suite 224, St. Paul, MN 55102.

    Reservations Deadline: November 30, 2017


    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Sun Ray Library, 2105 Wilson Ave, St. Paul

    Please join us in September for our book club! This club meets on the second Wednesday of each month. This club has been meeting for over ten years, and always welcomes new visitors, even if they haven’t read the book.

    When | Wednesday, December 13

    Where | Sun Ray Library, 3M Room, 2105 Wilson Ave.

    Time | 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    The Book | The Healing of America by T.R. Reid

    Public is welcome.


    • 10 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network | 550 Vandalia St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114


    In partnership with League of Women Voters Minneapolis and Saint Paul Neighborhood Network. Free Eventbrite ticket required as R.S.V.P.

    Did you know that human trafficking is an issue that affects vulnerable women and men in Minnesota? The Department of Justice has identified the Twin Cities as one of the nation’s 15 largest centers for child sextrafficking—a vast majority of them girls. And instances of human and sex trafficking are believed to increase around large events, like the Super Bowl.

    This panel discussion will discuss the problem of sex and human trafficking and how to stop it. During the panel, participants will learn:

    • What constitutes sex trafficking and exploitation
    • The extent of the problem in Minnesota
    • The populations that are most vulnerable to trafficking
    • Risk factors and signs that a teen might be exploited
    • Organizations and resources to turn to if you discover someone has been exploited
    • Safe Harbor and how the legal system is working to help young victims
    • Ways that you can help fight sex and human trafficking now
    The speakers on the panel include:
    • John Choi - John is the Ramsey County Attorney. Since taking office in 2011, he has become a national leader in the fight against sex trafficking. Both as Saint Paul City Attorney and in his current role as County Attorney, John's innovative approach to holding abusers accountable, while working collaboratively with advocacy agencies to help victims has transformed the way government intervenes in domestic violence and sex trafficking situations. In addition, he has advanced reforms in other areas, including: GPS technology to keep victims safe, making it possible to reunite families of teens languishing in the foster care system, and combating fraud and elder abuse.
    • Amanda Koonjbeharry - Amanda is a first generation American Indo-Guyanese. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family Social Science, a Master’s of Social Work (MSW), and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota. Her professional career has been rooted in social and racial justice, and has included work related to issues of poverty, housing/homelessness, mental health, domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual assault, and human trafficking. Amanda currently works as an administrative manager at Hennepin County coordinating anti-sex trafficking efforts, and she is also the co-founder and chair of the People of Color Employee Resource Group. Amanda serves on the board of the Domestic Abuse Project and New Leaders Council-Twin Cities chapter.
    • Additional panelists will be added as they are confirmed.

    Join us before the event and grab a drink at Lake Monster Brewing (right next to the SPNN studios).

    If you cannot attend this event in-person, we hope you will watch the broadcast on SPNN (Saint Paul Neighborhood Network). You can find it on Channel 19 in Saint Paul. It will also be broadcast via MTN in Minneapolis, the channel will be posted once confirmed. Use #EndSexTraffickingLWV on Facebook or Twitter to join the conversation and submit questions to the panel (note: your privacy settings on Facebook must be set to "public" for our team to see any questions posed on Facebook).

    Space is limited. Click here to R.S.V.P. on Eventbrite to reserve your seat.

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