September Events of Interest to LWVNCF

There are a number of events happening in September that may be of interest to you.  The League of Women Voters Northfield/Cannon Falls is involved in organizing events on September 18 and 27.  If you can help register voters on September 18, let us know.  If you would like to attend the meeting with the County Commissioners on September 27, please contact us for the link. 

September 18: The voter services committee is helping to organize voter registration at Hispanic Heritage Day on September 18th. https://guides.mynpl.org/hhc/2020   We are looking for volunteers to help us do voter registration at Central Park between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. We have created 1.5 hour shifts, starting at 11am.  If you can help, please fill out this form as soon as you are able: https://forms.gle/ZiDL1wxxWoLXcyDs9

September 27:  We invite you to join LWVNCF members who have been meeting with our Rice County Commissioners.  The meeting is at 6:30 PM via Zoom.  At this meeting, we will discuss policing and mental health issues in the County with Rice County Board leaders including Sheriff Dunn and Mark Shaw, the Social Services Director. We will share the work of the League committee, and the County leaders will share issues that they have identified as important.  If you would like to attend this meeting, contact Adrienne Falcon and Pat Johnson for the link.  Write us at president@lwvnorthfieldmn.org

We also wanted to let you know about other opportunities that are happening in Northfield and the area this month:

September 9 through October 17: Carleton College will host “Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations.” The exhibit will be in the Weitz Center for Creativity in the Hamline Creative Space. Here is a link to that info: https://apps.carleton.edu/calendar/?event_id=1000133604&date=2021-09-09

Note that our MN Poet Laureate, Gwen Westerman, will speak on September 16 or 17. Here is a link to one of her poems:https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/147040/dakota-homecoming?fbclid=IwAR3dhwwd2Ksuip1SI5olHa07yQZ3kEype2im0FN7AvdW5ZOkZ4njPaNc21o

September 23: Environmental leaders in Northfield/Cannon Falls League would like to share the upcoming training:Women Caring for the Land:  Is Your Soil Healthy. Women who own or manage farmland in Rice County are invited to participate in a free discussion on soil health at Graise Farm with host Tiffany Tripp on Thursday, September 23, from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Registrationfor this FREE event is required. Register by calling the Rice SWCD Office in Faribault at 507-332-5408, or on EventbriteDownload the flyer here.

September 24: From the Intergenerational Police and Mental Health Committee: We invite you to learn from leaders in the criminal justice reform efforts from an upcoming Metro State Understanding and Responding to Mass Incarceration event. The event, Undoing Violence to Dismantle Mass Incarceration, is scheduled from 8:45 to 11:45.  Registration and further information is available at: https://minnstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtcu6oqzIuHtd4cIascT09GQ0a3gXT91VN

Hope to see you at one or more event.

Adrienne Falcon and Pat Johnson

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