Events Featured in Roseville Review November 15, 2016

Discussing implicit bias in Falcon Heights

A panel discussion and community conversation on implicit bias and social justice will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Falcon Heights Church, United Church of Christ, 1795 Holton St. The discussion will focus on where and how the term implicit bias originated, how it is different from explicit racism, and how to become aware of and strive to change feelings that may result from implicit bias. This conversation will help inform the work of the Falcon Heights citizen’s task force on Inclusion and Policing.

Dr. Nadarajan (Raj) Sethuraju, an assistant professor in the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Metropolitan State University, will be the discussion facilitator. Dr. Sethuraju has designed training to reduce implicit bias in the judicial system. Panel members include Dr. Nancy A. Heitzeg, a professor of sociology and co-director of the Critical Studies of Race/Ethnicity Program at St. Catherine University who writes and presents on the school to prison pipeline; Dr. Ryan Jerome LeCount, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Hamline University whose primary area of research and teaching focuses on racial attitudes; and Dr. Daniel Williams, an assistant professor of sociology at St. Catherine University whose main interest is in the interrelationship of race, ethnicity and nation.

The event is organized by Falcon Heights We Can Do Better and other concerned citizens.


OVALumination shines Nov. 18

Head out Nov 18 to light the holiday lights at the Roseville OVAL. The switch will flip and light up the trees in a beautiful holiday celebration. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with the tree lighting around 7:15 p.m. Public skating begins at 8 p.m., weather permitting.

Each year, the Roseville Visitors Association sponsors the decorating and lighting of the trees surrounding the OVAL. The OVAL is located at 2661 Civic Center Drive in Roseville.


Help maintain Roseville parks, at Cottontail Park

Join Roseville’s natural resources renewal efforts. The city is looking for volunteers to help mprove city parks -- groups will be removing invasive buckthorn from Cottontail Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 19. Groups, individuals, and families are encouraged to participate. People of all ages are welcome and will have a role to play. Contact volunteer coordinator Kelly O’Brien at 651-792-7028 or for information about joining these community building events. Cottontail Park is located at 1281 County Road C2 W.


Friends’ Shoreview Library closing sale

The Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries is hosting a huge, used book and library furniture sale Dec. 1-3 at the Shoreview Library, 4570 Victoria St. N.

Thousands of used books, DVDs and CDs will be sold. Most books sell for $1 or less. Library furnishings, including computer desks, tables, a variety of chairs, sofas, cabinets, book shelves and more are offered at garage sale prices.

Shoreview Library closes on Nov. 23 but will be open for this special event. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. A grand opening for the new library is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2017.

Proceeds from this sale will go directly to the Shoreview Capital Campaign for amenities that are not covered by Ramsey County funds. 


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