Meeting Minutes & Recording ~ 6.10.21

Link to Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TAVCvUEg14 General Announcements Catherine Inserra shared her Peace Crane project. People can pick up kits with materials and instructions to make cranes at the Park Ridge Public Library. Promotes literacy and peace – “Peace Takes Flight” is the theme. The finished cranes will be an art installation in the children’s department ofContinue reading “Meeting Minutes & Recording ~ 6.10.21”

General Meeting ~ 7pm June 10

Dear Intellectually Curious Folks,  This is your chance to learn what the term “Affordable Housing” really means and how more housing at various price points can benefit Park Ridge.  Our guest speaker, Sue Loellbach, of the “Joining Forces for Affordable Housing Program” will  teach us so much about housing in Park Ridge and nearby suburbs. ForContinue reading “General Meeting ~ 7pm June 10”

Meeting Minutes & Video ~ 5.13.21

Action Ridge Meeting Agenda May 13, 2021 Attendance via Zoom Link to video Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euX11pVe7MY&t=19s 7:00pm – 7:05 There were 33 people on the call at 7:10.  Nan welcomed all of the participants, especially those who haven’t attended regularly.  Then she went over a brief calendar.  The Diversity Discussion Group will be talking about EvictedContinue reading “Meeting Minutes & Video ~ 5.13.21”

General Meeting ~ May 13, 2021

Panel on Law Enforcement in Park Ridge and Criminal Justice Reform in Illinois Join our panel as they discuss local police policies regarding teens, improving public safety through social justice, actions for racial equity and the Illinois SAFE-T ACT. Email actionridge2017@gmail.com for a Zoom link to join the meeting. Please submit questions in advance toContinue reading “General Meeting ~ May 13, 2021”

Meeting Minutes ~ 4.8.21

Meeting commenced at 7:00pm. Nan Parson welcomed participants, especially Melvin Lars, who was the meeting’s featured speaker. Nan reminded people to submit comments to the Park Ridge City Planning and Zoning Commission to encourage affordable housing to be included in the Park Ridge Comprehensive Plan. Letters can be sent to John Carlisle jcarlisle@parkridge.us. To attendContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ 4.8.21”

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”