Meeting Minutes ~ May 11, 2022

Action Ridge General Meeting May 11, 2022 Meeting commenced at 7:00pm Nan welcomed everyone and thanked Scott Grau for figuring out an improved video setup. Viewing of Nan’s segment on Firsthand: Segregation. Discussion of Nan’s segment from the Firsthand discussion guide Question prompt: What are the factors that have created segregation in Park Ridge? CommentsContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ May 11, 2022”

Action Ridge Assists Cook County Efforts to Unite Against Antisemitism at Rally April 24, 2022

On April 24th, 2022, over 200 people gathered in the Attea Middle School Cafeteria in Glenview to show their support for neighbors and community members that had received antisemitic literature at their homes. Speakers included Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois State Sen. Laura Fine of Glenview, Illinois State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, U.S. Rep.Continue reading “Action Ridge Assists Cook County Efforts to Unite Against Antisemitism at Rally April 24, 2022”

General Meeting ~ May 11, 2022

On May 11th, at 7:00, both in-person and virtually, Action Ridge will present three stories taken from the PBS documentary series, First-Hand.  One of the stories was told by Nan Parson, co-founder of Action Ridge.  In the video she talks about segregation and ways to mitigate it, using Park Ridge as an example of aContinue reading “General Meeting ~ May 11, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ April 7, 2022

Date: April 7, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Karen Banks-Lubicz Agenda Items: Kristin spoke with Drew Awsumb regarding the process and timing of the Comp Plan and the main points were as follows: Much has changedContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ April 7, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ April 13, 2022

Action Ridge General Meeting April 13, 2022 The meeting began at 7:15pm. Participants were in person at the Park Ridge Community Church and virtual via Zoom. Nan welcomed everyone and read the Land Acknowledgment. She then introduced Tonika Lewis Johnson, creator of the Folded Map Project, and Maria Krysan, Professor of Sociology at the UniversityContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ April 13, 2022”

HB2775 passes with 62 yes votes!  

On Thursday, April 7th, HB2775 passed the House Housing Committee with 62 yes votes!  Our efforts do pay off! Below is a statement from the Illinois Coalition for Fair Housing, released that day. (As a reminder, Park Ridge was one of the first suburbs in Cook County to list, in their Fair Housing Ordinance, Source ofContinue reading “HB2775 passes with 62 yes votes!  “

General Meeting ~ April 13th

On April 13th, at 7:00, Action Ridge will host an informative meeting to look at the causes and effects of segregation.  We will meet with Tonika Lewis Johnson, who created The Folded Map Project, through which a northside community is matched with a “twin” southside neighborhood.  As the Folded Map Project Website says, this twinshipContinue reading “General Meeting ~ April 13th”

Meeting Mintues & Folded Map Project ~ March 9, 2022

Minutes below. First, Action Ridge is grateful to be included in the Folded Map Project during which we will visit our “twin community,” Blue Island.  If you were unable to take part in our March 9th meeting, where we introduced the project and formulated groups to visit Blue Island, please take a look at the attached minutesContinue reading “Meeting Mintues & Folded Map Project ~ March 9, 2022”

Action Ridge Discussion Group ~ 2022 Calendar

Our Discussion Group is evolving. We hope you’ll join us. What began as a focused effort to educate ourselves on racism and privilege has morphed into a group that discusses books (and sometimes movies) about a wide range of social justice and environmental issues. The calendar below lists our upcoming titles. We meet on theContinue reading “Action Ridge Discussion Group ~ 2022 Calendar”

Book Group Requests Input

The Book Discussion group had a great discussion on Feb. 24 about the book by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, “What the Eyes Don’t See”.  The group has decided to take the month of March off to come up with some new titles and try to recruit new readers!  If you have some books that you think wouldContinue reading “Book Group Requests Input”