The history of politics in Minnesota reflects and sometimes shapes the national scene, but it is also built on a web of purely local issues. A three-session series on local politics will bring in experts with varying viewpoints on Minnesota issues to Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave. The talks will begin at 1 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
May 22—“Black Conservative in the Land of Ten Thousand White Liberals: a Conversation with Peter Bell”: Commentator and media personality Peter Bell will discuss election reform, race, education policy, tax policy, health care and more, from the standpoint of an African-American conservative.
May 29—“Who’s Buying Up St. Paul? Redevelopment and Historic Preservation in Our Capital City”: St. Paul has seen big changes to its footprint, from the gentrification of the Warehouse District to the rise of light-rail transit to the redevelopment of downtown. Join geographer David Lanegran as he talks about the politics and economics behind the transformation of our urban landscape.
June 5—“A Conversation with Mayor George Latimer”: Join Mayor Latimer for a conversation about politics, city life and our changing times. Latimer was mayor of St. Paul from 1976 to 1990.