Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the “Ask a Black Man” panel discussions in February and May of 2017, Do Good Roseville partnered with the Ramsey County Library to create a bi-monthly “Ask.” Series! The “Ask” series sought to give a voice to the underrepresented in our community by using personal stories from a diversity of life experiences. We believe we have been able to create dialogue, promote understanding and forge a stronger community.
The series began with Nyia Harris, and she moderated the first 11 panel discussions. 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. When Nyia moved to Brooklyn Park, Sherry Sanders stepped in be the new moderator. Sherry is also someone who is great at building trusted relationships.
This round of the Ask Series has come to an end, but we foresee more of them in the future because there are just so many voice that need to be heard!
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.
This series would not have been possible without funding and space and publicity provided by the Friends of the Ramsey County Library. Special thanks to our champion, Carol Jackson, for all her work to make this possible!
We are also pleased that CTV North Suburbs filmed the series so it can be available for viewing for those who cannot attend.
Here is a link to a Star Tribune article about the series: Star Tribune article December 3 2017
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
In case you missed it, here is a link to the video: Ask about Human Trafficking
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
In case you missed it, here is a link to the video: Ask an Indigenous Person
Tuesday, September 10, 2018
In case you missed it, here is a link to the video: Ask a Refugee
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
In case you missed it, CTV North Suburbs has provided a video of the program available here: Ask an Adoptive Parent.
There was also an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Here is a link: Pioneer Press article
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
This shouldn’t be missed! Here is a link to the video provided by CTV North Suburbs: Ask an LGBTQIA Person
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
In case you missed it! Here is a link to the video provided by CTV North Suburbs: Ask a Muslim Woman 2
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
This video is not available at this time. For more information, contact Nyia Harris.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
In case you missed it! Here is a link to the video provided by CTV North Suburbs: Ask a Veteran Video
Here is a link to a Roseville Review article about this program: Roseville Review – Ask a Veteran 11_28_2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Alas, we do not have a video available for this program.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
To read the Roseville Review article about this program, click here: Roseville Review – Ask a Muslim Woman 07_19_2017.
Here is an article from the Star Tribune: Star Tribune – Ask a Muslim Woman 12_01_2017.
To view the program, filmed by CTV North Suburbs, click this link Ask a Muslim Woman.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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
Saturday, May 20, 2017
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.