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    • 28 Sep 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Harding High School, 1540 6th st E Saint Paul


    • 03 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    For October we will read Elena Kagan: A Biography by Peter S. Canelllos. 

    "This full-length biography sheds light on Elena Kagan's life, covering her college years at Princeton and her experience in law school as well as her legal career, which eventually led her to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Appropriate for high school, college, and adult readers, the book not only documents Justice Kagan's life, achievements, and the possibilities for the future, but also how Kagan is an inspiring role model who demonstrated independence, determination, and high achievement throughout her career."

    Please contact Karen Williams (kare14will@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. 

    • 03 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Pkwy


    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM

    Citizen: Twin Cities PBS Film Screening & Discussion on Women's Leadership Tickets | Saint Paul, MN | The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University on Tue, October 11th at 6pm. Spread the word and reserve your free tickets. This Emmy Award-winning documentary on Minnesota women’s right to vote prompts conversation around history’s success, shortcomings, and current day work. Discussion features Bo Thao-Urabe, Founder & President of Seed.Grow.Bloom facilitated by Daniel Bergin, TPT Executive Producer.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Shortest History of China: From the Ancient Dynasties to a Modern Superpower by Linda Jaivin. 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 to receive updates.

    Linda charts a path from China's tribal origins through its storied imperial era and up to the modern Communist Party under Xi Jinping - including the rarely told story of women in China and the specters of corruption and disunity that continue to haunt the People's Republic today. 

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom


    This event is hosted by Council of Metropolitan Area Leagues.  Featuring Paul Linnell, Come learn about how MN elections work and hear from Paul Linnell, Deputy Elections Director, Office of the MN Secretary of State.

    October 15, 2022 10-11:30am


    Questions? Contact CMAL Chair Karen Schaffer at schafferka@gmail.com


    Join via Zoom.

    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)
    • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network 550 Vandalia


    • 07 Nov 2022
    • 6:30 AM (CST)
    • Zoom

    For November we will read Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View by Stephen G. Breyer. 

    "The Supreme Court is one of the most extraordinary institutions in our system of government. Charged with the responsibility of interpreting the Constitution, the nine unelected justices of the Court have the awesome power to strike down laws enacted by our elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court’s decisions as legitimate and follow them, even when those decisions are highly unpopular? What must the Court do to maintain the public’s faith? How can the Court help make our democracy work? These are the questions that Justice Stephen Breyer tackles in this groundbreaking book."

    Please contact Karen Williams (kare14will@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. 

    • 09 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM (CST)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America by Kurt Anderson. 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 to receive updates.

    The epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change - and charts a way back to the future. 

    • 05 Dec 2022
    • 6:30 AM (CST)
    • Zoom

    For December we will read My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor 

    "The first Latinx (Puerto Rican) and third woman appointed to the US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself."

    Please contact Karen Williams (kare14will@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to the e-mail list. 

    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM (CST)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Singing Wilderness by Sigurd F. Olson. 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 to receive updates.

    “The singing wilderness has to do with the calling of the loons, northern lights, and the great silences of a land lying northwest of Lake Superior,” Olson writes. “It is concerned with the simple joys, the timelessness and perspective found in a way of life that is close to the past. I have heard the singing in many places, but I seem to hear it best in the wilderness.”

    Olson tells his story through descriptions of the simple events in nature that bring meaning to his life: picking berries, looking for pine knots, fly-fishing, hiking through the forest, paddling a canoe. “The movement of a canoe is like a reed in the wind,” he writes. “Silence is part of it, and the sounds of lapping water, bird songs, and wind in the trees. It is part of the medium through which it floats, the sky, the water, the shores.”

    • 11 Jan 2023
    • 10:00 AM (CST)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner. 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 to receive updates.

    Traces the arc of the three foundational Reconstruction amendments from their origins in antebellum activism and adoption amidst intense postwar politics to their virtual nullification by narrow Supreme Court decisions and Jim Crow state laws. Today these amendments remain strong tools for achieving the American ideal of equality, if only we will take them up. 

    • 08 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM (CST)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Fight Like Hell: The Untold Story of American Labor by Kim Kelly. 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 to receive updates.

    Kim shows how the rights the American worker has today - the forty-hour workweek, workplace-safety standards, restrictions on child labor, protection from harassment and discrimination on the job - were earned with literal blood, seat, and tears. 

    • 08 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM (CST)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Generation Dread: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis by Britt Wray. 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 to receive updates.

    Young people today are facing a future of rising temperatures, melting ice sheets, drought, fires and the resulting changes these are bringing; Britt illuminates how we can learn from the past, from our own emotions, and from each other to help them survive - and even thrive - in a changing world. 

    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about The Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American Crisis by Andrea Elliott. 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 to receive updates.

    Andrea follows a child named Dasani as she comes of age, just as New York City's homeless crisis has exploded, deepening the chasm between rich and poor. She must guide her siblings through a world riddled by hunger, violence, racism, drug addiction, and the threat of foster care.  

    • 10 May 2023
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)

    Join the LWV St. Paul Morning Book Club for discussion about Political Tribes: Group Instincts and the Fate of Nation by Amy Chua. 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 to receive updates.

    Amy Chua offers a bold new prescription for reversing our foreign policy failures and overcoming our destructive political tribalism at home. 

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