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    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    The League of Women Voters St. Paul (LWVSP) announces its second installment in a three-part "Learn with the League" series on the difficulties voters can experience due to physical limitations, language, and other issues.  Come hear a panel of advocates explore language and cultural limitations at the online program, "Equity and Accessibility in Voting: Language and Cultural Barriers to the Polls, on Tuesday, September 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm. 
     

    The goal of voting is to make the actual process less complicated and more open to all eligible voters.  The first program in the series, in August, discussed physical barriers to voting.  As Minnesota’s population grows, the state is becoming more diverse. Currently, 8.7% of the state’s population is foreign-born. In 1990, this percentage was 2.6%. Today’s figure translates to near half a million foreign born residents out of a total Minnesota population of 5.64 million (2019 data). The largest share of foreign-born residents come from Asia, Africa and Central and South America. Spanish is the most spoken language after English, followed by Somali and Hmong.   For the second of this three-part series, LWVSP welcomes panelists Kaohly Her, Minnesota State Representative from District 64A, and Hta Thi Yu Moo, Civic Engagement Coordinator at KOM.


    In the interest of public health and safety, this will be a virtual event. The event will be available via Zoom and also will be shown on LWVSP's Facebook page.  Interested participants can register on Zoom at this link:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5z7qXanCSlaL8Od96zUOpw

    The Zoom webinar will be closed captioned and livestreamed on Facebook and also rebroadcast through St Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) and SCCTV. This program is also supported by the League of Women Voters of Roseville Area.

    The final program in the "Equity and Accessibility in Voting" series, scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, will explore voting barriers for young adult/Gen Z voters. More details will be released in October.

     

    Our St. Paul – Learn With the League

    The League of Women Voters of St. Paul (www.lwvsp.org), celebrating 100 years, is dedicated to informed and active participation of citizens in government.  LWVSP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that neither supports nor opposes political parties or candidates.


    • 04 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion edited by Walter R. Jacobs, Wendy Thompston Taiwo, Amy August. We will meet at 6:00 on Monday, October 4 on Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Karen Williams (kare14will@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. 

    From MNHS Press: "Reflections on the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings that followed and on racism in Minnesota, as told by former and current residents of the state."


    • 06 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St Paul Neighborhood Network 550 Vandalia
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    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • St Paul Neighborhood Network, 550 Vandalia
    Register


    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • TBD

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Turnout: Making Minnesota the State that Votes by Joan Anderson Growe, with Lori Sturdevant. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) to be added to the e-mail list. 

    From Minnesota Historical Society Press: "The architect and chief promoter of Minnesota's high voter turnout tells her story, showing how hard work and cooperation made the state a leader in clean, open elections. 


    • 01 Nov 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy by Kliph Nesteroff. We will meet at 6:00 on Monday, November 1 on Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Karen Williams (kare14will@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. 

    From Simon and Schuster: "In We Had a Little Real Estate Problem, acclaimed comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff focuses on one of comedy’s most significant and little-known stories: how, despite having been denied representation in the entertainment industry, Native Americans have influenced and advanced the art form."


    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • TBD

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) to be added to the e-mail list. 

    From Hyeonseo Lee's website: "An extraordinary insight into the lives of North Koreans and one woman’s struggle to escape. One of the millions of North Koreans trapped by a brutal regime, mad dictatorship and starvation of body and soul, Hyeonseo Lee fled North Korea when she was just a fifteen year-old girl."


    • 06 Dec 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman. We will meet at 6:00 on Monday, December 6 on Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Karen Williams (kare14will@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. 

    From Macmillan: "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy.

    Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest."


    • 08 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • TBD

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Fight to Vote by Michael Waldman. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) to be added to the e-mail list. 

    "The long and ongoing struggle to win voting rights for all citizens by the president of The Brennan Center, the leading organization on voter rights and election security, now newly revised to describe today’s intense fights over voting."


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