Reproductive Rights Resources

Steaming mad about SCOTUS overturning Roe v Wade? The best first thing you can do is make an ongoing donation to a reputable organization on the front lines of this fight. Recurring donations help organizations reliably plan and budget. Donating to and spreading the word about organizations that help those seeking abortions do so safelyContinue reading “Reproductive Rights Resources”

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”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ June 6, 2022

Date: June 6, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:04pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rolsing, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Kate Kerin, Jeanne Wells, Melani Kaplan, Marilyn Novak Agenda Items: City moving slowly on Comp Plan and Housing Plan There is no new information on when the city will beginContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ June 6, 2022”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ May 12, 2022

Date: May 12, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Kathy Rosling, Karen Banks-Lubicz, Kate Kerin, Jen Panattoni We all introduced ourselves as we have a new member, Jen Panattoni.  She asked if we had language or talking points used to communicate with othersContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ May 12, 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”

Action Ridge Assists Cook County Efforts to Unite Against Antisemitism at Rally April 24, 2022

On April 24th, 2022, over 200 people gathered in the Attea Middle School Cafeteria in Glenview to show their support for neighbors and community members that had received antisemitic literature at their homes. Speakers included Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois State Sen. Laura Fine of Glenview, Illinois State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, U.S. Rep.Continue reading “Action Ridge Assists Cook County Efforts to Unite Against Antisemitism at Rally April 24, 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”

Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ April 7, 2022

Date: April 7, 2022 Location of meeting:  Via Zoom Time meeting was called to order: 7:00pm Attendees:  Kristin Berg, Nan Parson, Melani Kaplan, Jeanne Wells, Kathy Rosling, Karen Banks-Lubicz Agenda Items: Kristin spoke with Drew Awsumb regarding the process and timing of the Comp Plan and the main points were as follows: Much has changedContinue reading “Affordable Housing Advocacy Group Meeting Minutes ~ April 7, 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”

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!  “