2020 Past Events

Dec
16
2020
-Jan 3
2021
Community Collection: Winter Wear
We collected 228 coats, 330 pair mittens/gloves, 446 hats, 88 headbands, 219 scarves, 48 pairs of snow pants that we donated to Roseville Area Schools. We also gave 60 fleece/sweatshirts to a man who gives directly to the homeless in South Minneapolis, and 3 boxes of out of season wear to Joseph’s Coat.
Dec
2-13
2020
Community Collection: Socks
We collected 2,272+ pairs of socks for Sock Drawers (www.sockdrawers.org) in the Twin Cities in a red bin at the end of Kathy’s driveway. They provide clean socks and underwear to the homeless population in and around the Twin Cities.
Nov
18-26
2020
Community Collection: Bras
We collected 680+ bras to donate to 3 organizations simply by placing a red bin at the end of Kathy’s driveway. The 3 organizations were:

I Support the Girls (isupportthegirls.org/) who are working to support the homeless and at-risk women in the Twin Cities metro area. All products stay local and are distributed to shelters and other nonprofit organizations supporting girls and women.
Bra Recyclers (www.brarecycling.com/) where gently used and new bras are donated to nonprofits around the world that support women and girls escaping domestic violence, human trafficking, or girls who cannot afford school because they don’t have a bra.
Free The Girls (https://freethegirls.org/) helps women rescued from sex trafficking reintegrate into their communities. Donated bras help women establish and maintain a business in the developing world
Thur
Oct 29
2020
Talking About Race:
Community Building

This learning circle used the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race portal to create community conversation about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. This was a 7 part series.

This seventh and final circle focused on Community Building.Social Identities and Sys

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Ramsey County Library.

This was an an online program using Zoom communication software. Participants received pre-work. To view the content see our Talking About Race page.
7:00-8:30 PMZoom online
Thurs
Oct 15
2020
Talking About Race:
Being Anti-Racist

This learning circle used the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race portal to create community conversation about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. This was a 7 part series.

This sixth circle focused on Social Identities and Systems of Oppression.

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Ramsey County Library.

This was an an online program using Zoom communication software. Participants received pre-work. To view the content see our Talking About Race page.
7:00-8:30 PMZoom online
Thurs
Oct 1
2020
Talking About Race:
Social Identities and Systems of Oppression

This learning circle used the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race portal to create community conversation about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. This was a 7 part series.

The fifth circle focused on Social Identities and Systems of Oppression.

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Ramsey County Library.

This was an an online program using Zoom communication software. Participants received pre-work. To view the content see our Talking About Race page.
7:00-8:30 PMZoom online
Sat/Sun
Sept 26/27
2020
Turn Baked Goods into Winter Wear
We will have yummy homemade baked goods available for donations. All the donations will be used to buy new winter wear for area school kids. We will accept cash or Venmo.

This is a special event because Do Good Roseville’s very first event in 2015 was a winter wear collection. Help us celebrate 5 years of doing good things by making this a big event!

Note: on Sunday Roseville Lutheran Church will also be collecting kitchen utensils for Bridging.
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMRoseville Lutheran Church
Thurs
Sept 17
2020
Talking About Race:
Whiteness

This learning circle used the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race portal to create community conversation about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. This was a 7 part series.

This fourth circle focused on Whiteness.

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Ramsey County Library.

This was an an online program using Zoom communication software. Participants received pre-work. To view the content see our Talking About Race page.
7:00-8:30 PMZoom online
Thurs
Sept 3
2020
Talking About Race:
Race and Racial Identity


The third circle focused on Race and Racial Identity.

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Ramsey County Library.

This was an an online program using Zoom communication software. Participants received pre-work. To view the content see our Talking About Race page.
7:00 8:30 PMZoom online
Thurs
Aug
20
2020
Talking About Race:
Bias

This learning circle used the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race portal to create community conversation about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. This was a 7 part series.

This second circle focused on Bias.

Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Ramsey County Library.

This was an an online program using Zoom communication software. Participants received pre-work. To view the content see our Talking About Race page.
7:00-8:30 PMZoom online
Sat
Aug 15
2020
Sidewalk Talk Listening Session
Need to talk through something troubling you? Could you use a compassionate listener? Join us in the Roseville Library Children’s Garden to have socially distanced conversations with volunteers from Sidewalk Talk – Twin Cities.

The mission of Sidewalk Talks (https://www.sidewalk-talk.org/) is to nurture human connection by teaching and practicing heart-centered listening in public spaces. In a world so divided there is no greater form of activism than to stand for connection rather than disconnection. Our trained volunteers are ready for you to share what is in your heart and on your mind. Presented in partnership with Ramsey County Library.
11:00 AM – 1:00 PMRoseville Library
Thurs
Aug 6
2020
Talking About Race:
Historical Foundations of Race


This learning circle used the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race portal to create community conversation about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture. This was a 7 part series.

Our first circle focused on The Historical Foundations of Race.

Each program stood alone, so participants did not have to attend all 7 sessions. Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters Roseville Area and the Ramsey County Library.

This was an an online program using Zoom communication software. Participants received pre-work. To view the content see our Talking About Race page.
7:00-8:30 PMZoom online
Thurs
July 30
2020
Sidewalk Talk Information SessionJoin us to learn how to become a Sidewalk Talk volunteer listener. The mission of Sidewalk Talks (https://www.sidewalk-talk.org/) is to nurture human connection by teaching and practicing heart-centered listening in public spaces. In a world so divided there is no greater form of activism than to stand for connection rather than disconnection. Presented in partnership with Sidewalk Talks – Twin Cities and Ramsey County Library.
This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software.
7:00-8:00 PMZoom online
July/
Aug
2020
Diverse Books for Little Libraries

Do Good Roseville wants to help ensure kids have access to books that promote inclusivity and equality for children of color. We are going to do that by collecting donations to enable us to buy diverse books that we will then donate to people who want to make these books available to Little Libraries or other community settings in the Roseville area.

For this project we are partnering with the Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute. PPGJLI is a local nonprofit promoting social change through education and youth literacy.

SUCCESS! We collected donations of $635, and combined with extra books donated by PPGJI, we were able to provide 18 little libraries with 4 new diverse books! We thank everyone who supported this effort.
June 2020
Social Justice Challenge
For the month of June, we provided a daily Social Justice Challenge in the form of a reading or video on a topic related to Social Justice. To see all of the challenges, refer to our Social Justice Challenge page.
Tues
May 19
2020
Mapping Prejudice
This was a repeat of the session offered on May 12.
1:00-2:00 PMZoom online
Tues
May 12
2020
Mapping Prejudice Training
To build community awareness about housing injustice, Mapping Prejudice and St. Catherine University’s Welcoming the Dear Neighbor Project are mobilizing volunteers to document racial covenants in Ramsey County. Racial covenants were legal clauses embedded in property deeds that barred people who were not white from buying or occupying land. Elders have known for decades that covenants were widespread. But even with that community wisdom, there is a lot that we don’t know. How common were these restrictions? What areas of our community were reserved for white people only? How much land was restricted in this way? When were they put into place? What did they say? What are the legacies of these practices today?

Help us make a map that can answer these questions. As we do this research together, we will explore the connections between past injustices and present disparities. This is the first step towards meaningful change.

This online training session will teach you what you need to know to contribute to this project.
In order to receive instructions to sign in, please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/…/virtual-work-session-map…
Two online videos can be helpful as you get ready to do this work. “Jim Crow of the North” will explain the history behind this map. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWQfDbbQv9E) .
This short Mapping Prejudice training video will show you what we need volunteers to do.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiNM8QojPpA&feature=youtu.be
7:00-8:00 PMZoom online
Tues
Mar 10
2020
Civic Literacy 101 – Judicial Branchundefined
Civics affects us every day, but its mechanics is often ignored or forgotten. Educating (or re-educating) yourself on the structure and rules of the government gives you the ability to become part of the decision-making process and create a positive impact on your government. Join us for the third part of this series which covers the Judicial Branch of our government.

The United States is renowned for having one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Everyday thousands of people, including law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges, and government officials take part in this system, hoping to settle disputes and work for justice.

This session will cover the basic structure of US Judicial System. It will cover the basic structure of our judicial system, who plays each role in the system and the duties and responsibilities of each. Join us to find out how to give power to your voice and enrich our democracy.

We are honored to have as our speaker Second Judicial District Chief Judge John Guthmann. Chief Judge Guthmann has been a judge in the Second Judicial District since 2008, and chief judge since 2016. Before his appointment to the bench, he spent close to 30 years as an attorney at Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt, P.L.L.P., where he was a partner from 1990 to 2008. He is chambered in the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul.

This program will be another great partnership between the League of Women Voters Roseville Area together with Do Good Roseville.
6:30- 8:00 pmRoseville Library
Fri
Mar 6
2020
Global Palate Dinner Club
Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant


Global Palate Dining Club meets monthly to eat globally & support locally. Everyone is welcome. The more the merrier!

Adelita’s Mexican Restaurant offers fajitas, shrimp cocktail, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, seafood, grills and more! A combination of northern & southern Méxican dishes plus other countries such as Ecuador. 2405 Central Ave, NE Minneapolis, 612-789-2526,  www.adelitasmexicanrestaurant.com/menu/
6:00-8:00 PMAdelita’s Mexican Restaurant
Tues
Feb 11
2020
OUCH! That Stereotype hurts

What if you or someone else is the direct or unintentional target of bias? Are you afraid to speak up? Silence in the face of bias reinforces negative attitudes and behaviors. How can we break the cycle and be diplomatic as the same time? Join us to view the video Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts and participate in a discussion afterward.

Facilitator Michael Gregory is a Qualified Mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court, and mediates regularly in Ramsey County Housing Court and Ramsey County Conciliation Court, as well as speaking professionally about overcoming conflict. This program will help explore the impact of bias and stereotypes and provide practical advice on how to speak up and help others to overcome bias and stereotypes without guilt or blame.
6:30 – 8:30 pmRoseville Library
Sat
Feb 8
2020
Volunteer Together:
Fight for Air Climb American Lung Assoc


Our February Volunteer Together event will be to help facilitate for the American Lung Association “Fight For Air Climb”. It is one of the American Lung Association’s signature fundraising events. These stair climbs are held in prominent skyscrapers, giving participants the opportunity to join together with friends, family and co-workers to climb to the top of the building! We will NOT be climbing! We will be volunteering from 8:30am-12:30pm on February 8, 2020. This event is open to ages 16+. Younger kids can participate with an adult.
***Note: Free ramp parking will be provided. I

A few of the volunteer tasks include: replenishing the water stations, registration, greeters, gear check and passing out food/beverages.

ALA asks that all volunteers are willing to stand for a majority of the volunteer shift as this is a fast pace event with little time to sit. With over 100 needed volunteers on the Climb Day, we are always looking for more.
Fri
Feb 7
2020
Global Palate Dinner Club
Bole Ethiopian Cuisine



Join us Friday February 7, 6pm to enjoy authentic Ethiopian cuisine at Bolé, 490 N. Syndicate St., St. Paul, known for mouthwatering Tibs & Kitfo. Street parking. Menu boleethiopiancuisine.com.

We meet monthly at a locally owned, family run eatery. Everyone is welcome — the more the merrier!
6:00-8:00 PMBole Ethiopian Cuisine
Sat
Jan 11
2020
Volunteer Together
Kids in Need Minnesota

This was a great event for a great cause last January, so we are doing it again! Join us for a family friendly one-time volunteer event to ‘Change Lives with School Supplies’! On Saturday, January 11 from 10 am to 12 pm we are hosting a group volunteer event at the Twin Cities Kids in Need Resource Center (tckinrc.org).

Operating as a free store for teachers serving eligible area schools, the TCKINRC provides much needed supplies to their students for learning and excelling in the classroom. We will either be sorting and organizing supplies, or packing backpacks for school kids. Kids as young as age 5 are welcome so it’s a great family volunteer event.

TCKINRC is located on the west side of Roseville at 2719 Patton Road. We will be working their warehouse, so dress in layers! 
10:00 AM-12:00 PMKids in Need MN
Tues
Jan 7
2020
Grey Area Thinking – Human Inclusivity Training
We’ve all heard the phrase, “diversity and inclusion”, but what does it actually mean to make a workplace or organization or even our personal lives more diverse and inclusive? How can we get beyond grouping and labeling of other humans according to the color of their skin, the religion they practice, or the country in which they were born? Can we really build a just and inclusive world, especially in this time of such division?

Even more, how can we make our workplace and lives more inclusive of those who are “Other” and different from “us?” Isn’t it time to at least consider a new approach to human inclusivity—where all humans regardless of differences are valued?

Join national speaker, transgender writer and “human inclusionist” Ellen “Ellie” Krug as she conducts her highly valued human inclusivity training, Gray Area Thinking®. This training will provide an easy-to-understand toolset on how to be more welcoming of anyone who is “Other” in our society.

Author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie has trained on diversity and inclusion to court systems, law firms, Fortune 100 corporations, and colleges/universities.

She is also a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and a weekly radio host on AM950 radio. Her monthly newsletter, The Ripple, can be found at www.elliekrug.com. Ellie presently is the founder and president of Human Inspiration Works, LLC (www.humaninspirationworks.com). 
6:30-8:00 PMAutumn Grove Park
Fri
Jan 3
2020
Global Palate Dinner Club:
Magic Noodle


For January the dinner club met at the Magic Noodle, 1337 University Ave W., St. Paul
6:00-8:00 PMMagic Noodle