Meeting Minutes ~ November 16, 2022

Action Ridge General Meeting November 16, 2022 Meeting began at 7:10pm. Nan welcomed the students and sponsors from SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) and gave a quick overview about Action Ridge. In attendance were three SOAR students from Maine South, two faculty advisors to the Maine South SOAR group, and one faculty advisor to theContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ November 16, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ October 27, 2022

Date: October 27, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:03pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Melani Kaplan, Kathy Rolsing There was a discussion about the extended timeline for the Comp Plan, but at least the PZC has started talking about it.  Kristin will communicate with the commissionContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ October 27, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ October 12, 2022

Meeting began at 7:07pm Nan welcomed the attendees and introduced Michael Rabbit and Leon Reed, presenting on their recent visit to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. The Museum and Memorial opened in April 2018. The project was spearheaded by Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative. LynchingContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ October 12, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ September 29, 2022

Date: September 29, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:03pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rolsing, Kate Kerin, Chris Parson There was a discussion about the delay by the city to begin work/hearings on the Comp Plan and Housing Plan (to be filed with the state). Continue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ September 29, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ August 22, 2022

Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Marilyn Novak, Jeanne Wells, Melani Kaplan, Beverly Copeland, Bob Burkhart, Mary Elsner There was a discussion about meeting with elected and appointed officials and what is allowable under the Open Meetings Act.  If one or two people meetContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ August 22, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ September 14, 2022

Meeting began at 7:00pm Nan welcomed the attendees and those bringing guests introduced their friends. Committee Updates Affordable Housing – Kristin Berg and Nan Parson Book Discussion Group – Karen Banks-Lubicz The group is reading The Overstory by Richard Powers for the next book discussion. Noreen Gayford suggested Gunfight by Ryan Busse for the followingContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ September 14, 2022”

Meeting Minutes ~ June 8, 2022

Action Ridge General MeetingJune 8, 2022 Meeting commenced at 7:00pm. Nan introduced Dr. Ben Collins. Featured Speaker: Dr. Ben Collins, Principal of Maine South High SchoolDr. Collins discussed the ways in which Maine South, along with the other Maine Township high schools have been working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the school.The workContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ June 8, 2022”

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”

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”

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”