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    • 14 Apr 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland by Marie Mutsuki Mockett. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 

    Description: A Japanese-American bi-coastal woman inherits a Nebraska wheat farm and spends a summer following the conservative Christian harvesters from Texas to Idaho. Her basic question is "Why is it that so many conservative Christians believe in creationism and reject evolution, but use GMOs, while my friends in the city don't believe in God, but do believe in evolution and want organic food." How do we bridge the great divide? A story of religions, agriculture, technology, geography, landscapes, history (including the Comanches and Quanah), and identity.


    • 27 Apr 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • TBA

    Less than one year ago many businesses along University Avenue were damaged, many beyond repair. Come hear members of the University Avenue  community talk about the efforts underway to help rebuild. Find out what  is being done, who is working on it, and how you can help.  Watch the website for info on accessing the program as we update the event listing in advance of the virtual program.

     

     

    • 03 May 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing Vanguard: How Black Women Broke  Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones. We will meet at 6:00 on Monday, May 3 via Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Heidi Kloempken (heidi.kloempken@gmail.com) if you would like the Zoom information for the meeting. 

    About: In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones offers a new history of African American women's political lives in America. She recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons. From the earliest days of the republic to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and beyond, Jones excavates the lives and work of black women -- Maria Stewart, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Fannie Lou Hamer, and more -- who were the vanguard of women's rights, calling on America to realize its best ideals.


    • 12 May 2021
    • 10:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism by Anne Applebaum. All are invited even if you haven't read the book. Please e-mail Mary (mgp33@msn.com) for the Zoom link. 


    • 07 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom

    For Evening Book Club, we will be discussing Turnout: Making Minnesota the State that Votes by Joan Anderson Growe with Lori Sturdevant. We will meet at 6:15 on Monday, November 2 via Zoom. If you are interested, please feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book. Please contact Heidi Kloempken (heidi.kloempken@gmail.com) if you would like the Zoom information for the meeting. 

    About: In inspiring and often funny prose, Growe recounts the events that framed her life and changed the state’s voting practices. She grew up in a household that never missed an election. After an astounding grassroots feminist campaign, she was elected to the state legislature in 1972; two years later, she was elected secretary of state, the state’s chief elections administrator. As one of the nation’s leading advocates for reliable elections and convenient voting, Growe worked with county officials to secure Election Day registration (used for the first time in 1974) as a Minnesota norm. She brought new technology into elections administration and promoted motor voter registration. And as an ardent feminist, she has encouraged and inspired scores of other women to run for office.


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