Mark Your Calendars

A look ahead at the next few months: Affordable Housing Action Group, Next Meeting — April 1st at 7:00. Nan and Kristin have organized an Affordable Housing Action Group which met for the first time on Thursday, 3/25. The group agreed to take a strong stand in support of increasing lower cost housing. If youContinue reading “Mark Your Calendars”

Quarterly Summary – Q1 2021

In January and February, we heard from 3 experienced community organizers, who come from quite different backgrounds and use different approaches for creating change.  (See posts below for details.) We learned some unique things from each one; but they had in common one strong message, which was that in order to create change, we need to takeContinue reading “Quarterly Summary – Q1 2021”

General meeting ~ March 24th

We are excited to welcome the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago to join us for our next Action Ridge gathering.  You will not want to miss this workshop on Building the Beloved Community through Dr. King’s principles of peacemaking and understanding.  Please mark your calendars to join us next Wednesday, 3/24 from 7:00 to 9:00.  An emailContinue reading “General meeting ~ March 24th”

Candidate Statements

We invited every local candidate running in the April 6th election to respond to two questions: Why they’re running for office and what actions would they take to create inclusion, respect and equity in Park Ridge, in general, and in the specific areas of affordable housing, policing policies and creating a welcoming environment in the schoolsContinue reading “Candidate Statements”

March 11 Meeting ~ Candidate Forum

On March 11th at 7:00, we will be providing an opportunity for you to hear from every local candidate running in the April 6th election, whether opposed or not.  These include the candidates for Alderperson, City Clerk, Mayor, Park District, D207 and D64.  Each candidate will be given 4 minutes to reply to the questions belowContinue reading “March 11 Meeting ~ Candidate Forum”

Sustainability Commission

Below, Tim Milburn, Chairman of the Sustainability Task Force, sends his thanks to those who let the City Council know that they supported making the Task Force a Commission and attended the meeting February 22, 2021.   Friends: For those that were not able to attend last night’s COW meeting, the prospect of a Sustainability CommissionContinue reading “Sustainability Commission”

Activities of the Action Ridge Discussion Group

Compiled on February 21, 2021 Our decision to initiate a Discussion Group came from our workshops with the Anti-racist Educators–Corrie Wallace, Sarah Dennis, Yvonnie Dubose and Jena Doolas. We had been helping The Institute for Non-Violence by giving them Christmas presents and working in their Christmas shop.  We wanted to have more interactions with them;Continue reading “Activities of the Action Ridge Discussion Group”