The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
League of Women Voters Meeting on School Segregation
In the last decade, Twin City suburbs have seen rapidly changing demographics, ranking in the top ten nationally in fastest growth rates of suburban poverty. Citing these facts and continued achievement gaps, two metro area integration districts have stopped running their flagship integration schools, despite persistent school segregation questions.
Professor Myron Orfield, Director of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity and Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, will discuss the current state of segregation/integration in metropolitan schools at the April 21st unit meeting of the Roseville-Maplewood-Falcon Heights chapter of the League of Women Voters. The League supports measures to achieve school integration.
The meeting will be at the little Venetian Restaurant, 2900 Rice Street, Little Canada. A social hour will begin at 5:30 pm with the opportunity to order from the menu. The program will begin at 7:00 pm. Call Stephanie DeBenedet at 651-483-1006 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a dinner reservation.
A recording of the program will be viewed and discussed at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 910 West County Road D, in Roseville on April 22nd at 9:00 am.
The programs are free and open to the public.
Please remember to bring a food shelf donation, either a non-perishable food item or cash or check payable to Keystone Community Food shelf.
Meddlers, Activists and Watchdogs - The history of the League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights
Click on the link below for a downloadable file of this interesting and engaging history.
Click on the link below to be directed to the LWVMN Action Alerts
January 7, 2015