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”

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”

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”

Transcript of Guest Interview with Bernardine Dohrn (BD) & Bill Ayers (BA) January 27, 2021

NOTE: To request an audio file of this guest interview, please email actionridge2017@gmail.com. Guest Interview  Bernardine Dohrn (BD)  Impressed with Action Ridge’s organization and commitment to social justice.  Went to Washington four years ago to protest Hillary Clinton’s policies as presumed winner of the 2016 presidential election. Ended up as counter demonstrators to a Trump rally.  Women’s March the followingContinue reading “Transcript of Guest Interview with Bernardine Dohrn (BD) & Bill Ayers (BA) January 27, 2021”

Justice in Policing Podcast

Topic: Melvin Lars’ Zoom Meeting CA. Rep. Karen Bass author of; George Floyd Justice In Policing Act 2020 H.R. 7120 and members of George Perry Floyd, jr’s. family will address this piece of legislation!Time: Jan 16, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/8270613136?pwd=d08xREZPb0VrSFc2a3F0TFdOcnpSQT09 Meeting ID: 827 061 3136Passcode: 9sgUbD

Meeting January 27, 2021

Join us Wednesday January 27th for the first presentation in our series “Building the Beloved Community.” Our first speakers will be William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. William Ayers is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired) and has written extensively about social justice and democracy.Continue reading “Meeting January 27, 2021”

Meeting March 12

What a great program we have planned for our March meeting, on the 12th at 7:00 at the Community Church! We’ll be watching a documentary called “The Color Tax”, which is part of a series entitled “The Shame of Chicago”. Below is a description of the film and attached is the flyer advertising the showing.Continue reading “Meeting March 12”