2021 Past Events

Apr 1
2021
This class, created by the Mapping Prejudice project, explores structural racism and the racial wealth gap as it applies to housing. We’ll consider the role of the real estate industry in the history of racial housing discrimination and the consequences of these policies on housing equity today.

This program is hosted by:
City of Shoreview/Shoreview Human Rights Commission
RETHOS
Ramsey County Library – Shoreview
Zoom Meeting
Mar 23
2021
This week our treat was an authentic Japanese ramen/noodle restaurant – Ichiddo Ramen. They serve beef, chicken, and seafood charsiu ramen, donburi, fried rice, stir fried ramen and fresh appetizers like takoyaki and gyoza. They have more than 15 different topping options, and you choose the ramen according to the topping, or your choose topping according to the ramen. The main course in Ichiddo Noodle are both Japanese and Chinese style noodle, noodle soup and fried rice. Soup and ingredients are the key of making authentic Japanese noodle, for this reason here you will test a real authentic Japanese flavour noodle and Chinese noodle soup. www.ichiddor.com
2100 Snelling Ave. N.
Har Mar Mall
Roseville
Mar 23
2021
Introduction to Time Banks

TimeBanking is a way of giving and receiving to build strong support networks. One hour helping another earns one Time Credit. A TimeBank is formed whenever individuals or organizations agree to earn and spend  Time Credits  to help their neighbors, friends, and the larger community. 

We are interested in creating a timebank in Roseville.    This was an overview of what a time bank is.
7:00 – 8:00 pmvia Zoom
Mar 16
2021
Hearthside Pizza was our featured restaurant this week.
How do made to order, hand crafted beef, turkey, brisket and pork sandwiches sound? Delicious??  You’re in luck at Maverick’s Real Roast Beef.
1746 Lexington Ave., No
Roseville
Mar 11
2021
Having conversations about Race provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a topic, enhanced by the personal experiences and perceptions of the groups. This discussion series bases the conversations on a video or article related to the topic, followed by small group discussions.

On Thursday, March 11, the discussion was on How Race Is Lived in America, the New York Times award-winning series of short documentaries based on conversations with people of different races regarding their lived racial experiences.

Presented in partnership with the Ramsey County Library and the City of Shoreview/Shoreview Human Rights Commission.
7:00 – 8:30 pmvia Zoom
Tues
Mar 9
2021
Next up, It’s a Wonderful Life featured China Restaurant where they have great Asian and Chinese cuisine at the China Restaurant in Hamline Shopping Center.    Among their favorite specialties are cheese wontons and veggie egg rolls, potato beef, kung pao chicken and veggie lo mein.

http://chinarestaurantroseville.com/
2811 Hamline Ave. N.Roseville
Tues
Mar 2
2021

This week we enjoyed great food from Adam’s Soul To Go. Chef Adam Randall has spent his life in the kitchen, perfecting recipes passed down and shared by family and friends. Now, he’s sharing his homestyle soul food at POTLUCK Food Hall in Rosedale Center. Bringing a mix of traditional comfort food and authentic Mexican street food, Adam’s Soul To Go has plenty of flavor in every dish. The menu features comfort classics like Adam’s signature smokehouse ribs, pulled pork sandwich, jalapeño johnny cakes, tostadas and sopes. Adam cooks from the heart and hopes his food will feed your soul.

https://adamssoultogo.com/
Potluck at Rosedale Mall
Thurs
Feb 25
2021
In the news we see many stories of the homeless encampments in Minneapolis and St. Paul but those are just part of the story.   Homelessness refers to a condition wherein people lack “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence” as defined by The McKinney–Vento Homeless Assistance Act.  Listen to this program to from three experts in the field to learn how this impacts our local community, what local organizations are doing, and how you can help.

Our panelists include:
· Michelle Decker Gerrard, Senior Research Manager & Director MN Homeless study for Wilder Research.  The statewide study is conducted every three years.
· Michael Stanefski, lead social worker from Roseville Area Schools, who helps coordinate the McKinney-Vento services for students. 
Unable to participate was:
· Loni Aadalen, Continuum of Care Coordinator for Heading Home Ramsey.  HHR is a coalition of social service providers, housing providers, philanthropic partners, business, community, government and citizens working together to create and implement cost effective solutions to ending homelessness.
 
To view the video, go to: https://ninenorth.org/live-feb-25-6-pm-homeless-in-the-suburbs/
7:00 – 7:45 pmVideo available
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Tues
Feb 23
2021
On this day, It’s a Wonderful Line supported the Friends Cafe. The Friends Cafe features unpretentious outpost providing an array of standard Thai & Burmese plates in a low-key atmosphere.
 
1711 Rice St.Roseville
Mon
Feb 22
2021
Forests in Minnesota have dramatically different futures depending on the CO2 emissions scenario that we follow as a society. For the business as usual scenario, the state would lose all of the boreal forest (cold climate conifer and birch forests of northern MN), and much of the state would support prairies rather than forests by 2070. For a low emissions scenario forests would experience much smaller changes, with some boreal forest remaining in the north.

The presenter was Lee Frelich is Director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology. He has over 180 publications with 265 coauthors from 23 countries, and has appeared in the news media over 500 times, including the New York Times and Washington Post. Current research interests include impacts of fire and wind disturbances, invasive earthworms, and climate change in forests.

This event is co-sponsored by:
Resilient Roseville, a Roseville citizens climate action group
Do-Good Roseville
The Sierra Club
The League of Women Voters-Roseville
7:00 – 8:00 pmZoom
Thurs
Feb 18
2021
Tawanna Black, Founder and CEO of the Center for Economic Inclusion, the nation’s first such organization talked about her work to dismantle structural racism and economic disparities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Her organization helps equip Twin Cities individuals and institutions with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to overcome racism and bias, foster accountability, and promote an inclusive, equitable, and healthy regional economy.

To watch this program, go to:  https://youtu.be/xx42jdzi2HE
 
Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters White Bear Area, Shoreview Human Rights Commission and Do Good Roseville.
6:30 – 8:00 pmZoom
Mon
Feb 15
2021

Hearthside Pizza was our 3rd local restaurant for It’s a Wonderful Line. Hearthside uses fresh ingredients from local vendors to create food that our community loves.  They are known for their pizza and pasta, but their burgers and chicken are great as well.

https://www.hearthsiderestaurant.com/
1641 Rice StreetSt. Paul
Thurs
Feb 11
2021
This was the 2nd in our new series of Community Conversations on Race using topics suggested by attendees. The topic was White Supremacy. White supremacy is the belief that white people are superior to those of all other races, especially the black race, and should therefore dominate society.

The materials used for this discussion are available on our Talking About Race page: https://dogoodroseville.com/talking-about-race/
 
Co-hosted by the Shoreview Human Rights Commission and the Ramsey County Library.
7:00-8:30 pmZoom
Tues
Feb 9
2021
This week we enjoyed great traditional Middle Eastern fare plus Pakistani and American dishes from the Original Mediterranean Grill ! https://www.facebook.com/OmgOriginalMediterraneanGrill
788 Cleveland Ave.
New Brighton
Tues
Feb 2
2021
This is the first in our series “It’s a Wonderful Line” where we highlight a different local restaurant each week and show it some love.

La Tapatia is a Mexican Food Truck and Take-out joint in Roseville. They bring Guadalajara, Mexican Street Food to the Twin Cities!  Fresh. Authentic. Delicious.

https://www.lafamiliatapatia.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LaTapatiaMN
 
2730 E. Snelling Service Dr.Roseville
Thurs
Jan 28
2021
Look down your block and count the number of houses. Did you know that in 1 out of every 9 houses, someone does not know where their next meal is coming from? If there are kids, it’s 1 out of 6. Always a problem, it has become much worse with the pandemic. That statistic holds throughout the state.  
 
Find out more about that is happening right here in our community.  Our program with NineNorth called “Examining Food Insecurity in the North Suburbs” describes the problem, but also gives you ideas on what you can do to help.  See the link above. 

Our panelists were experts from Second Harvest Heartland, Meals on Wheels and Every Meal (formerly Sheridan Story). They discussed how their organizations are addressing food insecurity and what you can do to help.

To see the program, go to:
https://ninenorth.org/january-28-examining-food-insecurity-in-minnesota-suburbs/
 
For more information, go to our Food Insecurity page: https://dogoodroseville.com/food-insecurity/
 
7:00 – 7:45 pmVideo available
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Jan 25-
Feb 7
2021
From Jan 25 though Sunday, February 7th, we collected new and gently used winter layers in our little red bin at the end of Kathy’s driveway. It included sweats, polar fleece and long underwear, any clothes worn under a winter coat.  The donations were given to an individual working with homeless people in SE Minneapolis.

For more details and pictures about our collections, go to: https://dogoodroseville.com/where-to-donate/
Little Red Bin
Thurs
Jan 14
2021
Faith Communities in Roseville do a lot to support our community members.  The pandemic is creating more needs than ever before.  As we have done in the past, Do Good Roseville brought together the many faith communities in our area to share ideas and inspiration.   Mary Sue Hansen from Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative discussed gaps they are seeing in available supports.  
 
9:30 – 11:00 amZoom
Thurs
Jan 11
2021

Due to the popularity of the Talking About Race discussion series, we continued to host a monthly Community Conversation on Race using topics suggested by attendees. Our first topic is Microaggressions.  A microaggression is a subtle, often unintentional, form of prejudice. Rather than an overt declaration of racism or sexism, a microaggression often takes the shape of an offhanded comment, an inadvertently painful joke, or a pointed insult. 

To access the materials used for this discussion, go to: https://dogoodroseville.com/talking-about-race/
7:00-8:30 pm
Dec 16
Jan 3
2021

Our third Little Red Bin Collection was coats, hats, mittens, scarves and snowpants for Roseville Area Schools. Our little red bin just couldn’t keep up with the huge outpouring of donations!   There were times we would empty the bin, go into the house, look out and there would be more donations already!  It kept us hopping!
 
For more details and pictures about our collections, go to: https://dogoodroseville.com/where-to-donate/
Little Red Bin