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 ~ UPDATED 2023 Calendar

Join us once, join us often – whether you’ve read the book or watched the show! If it’s a topic you’re interested in, you’re welcome to join in. Our discussion group began as a focused effort to educate ourselves on racism and privilege and has morphed into a group that discusses books (and sometimes moviesContinue reading “Action Ridge Discussion Group ~ UPDATED 2023 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”

General Meeting ~ March 9th

Our March 9th meeting will be a follow-up to Nan Parson’s participation in the First-Hand Series with a concentration on the subject of Segregation.  We’ll view a short film about the history of the Folded-Map project, discuss the film and then take part in the Folded-Map Action Kit activity to identify a “twin” community that weContinue reading “General Meeting ~ March 9th”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Feb. 10, 2022

Date: February 10, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Chris Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Kate Kerin, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Marilyn Novak Agenda Items: Nan and Kristin attended the Justice Project Roundtable meeting held 2/6. It was a well-attended virtual meeting ofContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ Feb. 10, 2022”

Video & Slides ~ 2/15 Meeting on Clean Energy with Go Green & Green Drinks

Park Ridge resident Tim Milburn, an Action Ridge, Go Green Park Ridge, Green Drinks Park Ridge member and environmental activist with over 40 years of technical and commercial experience in energy and environmentally-related fields, presented on Climate Change and related action at our meeting on February 15, 2022. Titled “What’s up with All These ClimateContinue reading “Video & Slides ~ 2/15 Meeting on Clean Energy with Go Green & Green Drinks”

FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION, WTTW Initiative on Segregation in Chicago, with our own Nan Parson

Join the kickoff event for FIRSTHAND: Segregation, a year-long WTTW initiative that explores segregation in Chicago with a documentary series, expert talks, text and visual journalism, and community discussions. Link to RSVP below. According to a recent study by the Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago is one of the most segregated big cities in America. And it comesContinue reading “FIRSTHAND: SEGREGATION, WTTW Initiative on Segregation in Chicago, with our own Nan Parson”