Diversity Discussion Group: The Sum of Us. 9.29.21

Join us for the discussion on “The Sum of Us” – what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together.  The library has the books ready for pick-up at Reader Services so get your copy now of “The Sum of Us” by Heather McGee and start reading!  You are welcome to join us onContinue reading “Diversity Discussion Group: The Sum of Us. 9.29.21”

Virtual Discussion with Filmmaker: The Long Shadow, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:00

Filmmaker Frances Causey was born in segregated Greensboro, N.C. in the early ’60s, “where white superiority was never questioned.” But with family in N.C. and Mississippi, with ancestral ties to slavery era Virginia, as an adult she pondered what she and her family had seen and accepted in “the racist South of my childhood.” SpurredContinue reading “Virtual Discussion with Filmmaker: The Long Shadow, Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:00”

Purple ERA Van Brings Message of Equality to Park Ridge

Community members and representatives of Action Ridge, the League of Women’s Voters and AAUB for Equity signed the “Notorious RVG” and heard rousing speeches from former Illinois House Rep Lou Lang and Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul.

Voter Registration with the ERA RV ~ 9.1.21

WEDNESDAY, 9/1 the ERA RV Rolls Into Park Ridge for Education, Voter Registration An RV promoting the ERA will make a stop in Park Ridge from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 1 in the parking lot of Park Ridge Community Church, 100 Courtland Ave. Volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge andContinue reading “Voter Registration with the ERA RV ~ 9.1.21”

Progress on Prevention of Gun Violence

A note from our tireless advocates for the Prevention of Gun Violence: Good news, Action Ridge! Encouraging news on gun violence prevention is coming out of D.C. Yesterday, the House released FY22 CJS Bill. This Bill includes $299 million for community-based violence intervention! Congratulations to all — we helped get this going! — Joan and Noreen

Action Ridge Impact on Equity in Law Enforcement

Action Ridge is having an impact on equity in law enforcement in Park Ridge, as evidenced by the three cultural competency training workshops provided by the Park Ridge Police Department in June. The Park Ridge Police Department (PRPD) works with volunteer citizens groups on various initiatives, including carrying out patrols when the department deems itContinue reading “Action Ridge Impact on Equity in Law Enforcement”

Illinois General Assembly Passes Gun Violence Policy ~ 6.17.21

Great news: today, June 17, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed policy to fight everyday gun violence and make Illinois safer for our children — and it’s thanks to your hard work. The phone calls, emails, texts, and personal contacts of our coalition of gun violence survivors, advocates, faith leaders, health care professionals and lawContinue reading “Illinois General Assembly Passes Gun Violence Policy ~ 6.17.21”