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”

Meeting Minutes ~ 2.18.21

Action Ridge General Meeting February 18, 2021 7:00pm Review of Recent and Upcoming Items February 22nd, 7:00–The Sustainability Task Force is asking for support.  Call 847-318-5200 to register for the Council meeting or sign up online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6782738111268885003 February 24th, 7:00—The Discussion Group will meet to decide next steps. We are forming a group to plan waysContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ 2.18.21”

Meeting ~ February 18, 2021

2nd in a Series on“Building the Beloved Community” Speaker: Jerry Kellman Jerry Kellman is an experienced and inspiring community organizer. He has developed grassroot organizations throughout the Midwest and was instrumental in bringing Barack Obama to Chicago in the 80’s where he mentored him as an organizer. Send any questions you have for Mr. KellmanContinue reading “Meeting ~ February 18, 2021”

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”

Meeting Minutes ~ 1.27.21

Action Ridge Meeting  January 27, 2021  7pm  Welcome from Liz Swanson and explanation of the plans for the evening  Ongoing Actions – Nan Parson  Thank you’s to Jackie McNeily, Cynthia Kater, Alissa Goldwasser  Alissa Goldwasser will research and report on law enforcement reaction to the passage of criminal justice reform legislation in Illinois.  Liz Swanson and Nan continueContinue reading “Meeting Minutes ~ 1.27.21”