“Ask” Series

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the “Ask a Black Man” panel discussions in February and May of 2017, we are very excited to announce that Do Good Roseville has partnered with the Ramsey County Library to create a bi-monthly “Ask.” Series!   The “Ask” series seeks to give a voice to the underrepresented in our community by using personal stories from a diversity of life experiences. We hope to create dialogue, promote understanding and forge a stronger community.

Each panel discussion will be moderated by Nyia Harris.  Nyia not only came up with the idea for this series, she is also responsible for building the strong, trusted community relationships needed to make this series a reality.

We sincerely thank the panelists for their willingness to make themselves available for these programs.  It takes a special kind of courage to be open and vulnerable to answer questions about their lives.  We owe each of them our utmost respect.

We are also pleased that CTV North Suburbs will film the series so it will be available for viewing for those who cannot attend.

In order to ensure that the panels have time to answer as many questions as possible and to facilitate filming, the format of the programs is that attendees are able to submit questions on notecards and Nyia will select the questions for the panel to answer.



Thursday, November 16, 6:30 pm, Roseville Library

Ask a Vet for DGR




Tuesday, September 26

“Ask a Community Youth”

Ask Youth picture

What is it like to be a youth today? Our panel of youth from our community will answer your questions about what it’s like to be a young person in today’s world. They will share their thoughts and experiences on their lives, including the effects of social pressures, impact of social media, bullying, their hopes and dreams for the future and much more.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

“Ask a Muslim Woman”

This month, Do Good Roseville began a partnership with the Ramsey County Library to host our Ask programs as a bi-monthly series.  That partnership has made it possible for us to have CTV film the series.

To read the Roseville Review article about this program, click this link:  Roseville Review Ask a Muslim Woman.

To view the program, filmed by CTV North Suburbs, click this link Ask a Muslim Woman.

Ask a Muslim with outline

Saturday, May 20, 2017

“Ask a Black Man – Part 2 “The Black and White Conversation”

Building on the positive energy of the first ‘Ask a Black Man” panel discussion, Nyia Harris hosted an expanded  panel called “Ask a Black Man – Part 2 – the Black and White Conversation”.  This panel  had 3 members of the original panel, joined by 3 white men to round out the conversation.

In case you couldn’t attend the discussion, you can view it by clicking this link to the CTV North Suburbs filming:  Ask a Black Man – Part 2

Ask a Black Man 2 landscape picture

Saturday, May 20, 2017

“Ask a Black Man”

This wonderful program was created by Nyia Harris.  Over 100 people attended and they gave the panelists a standing ovation in appreciation of their willingness to answer any and all questions.  

For a summary of this great program, click this link to read the Star Tribune article.