Ward 8 Update Newsletters July 20, 2015

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
Visit us at www.minneapolismn.gov/ward8

July 20, 2015


Elizabeth Glidden
350 S. 5th St.
City Hall, Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-673-2208



Every Monday morning, 9-11:00 a.m.
Sabathani Community Center 
310 E 38th Street, 1st floor hallway nearest to the parking lot

Call for an appointment or just
drop by!



City of Lakes

Ward 8 Family Bicycle Ride July 22nd


Wednesday July 22, 6 pm
Ride kickoff location: 3800 3rd Ave S (corner of 38th St and 3rd Ave)

Join Council Member Elizabeth Glidden, Major Taylor Bicycling Club co-founder Anthony Taylor, and the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition for a Ward 8 Family Bicycle Ride on Wednesday July 22.

We will meet at 3800 3rd Ave S, the site of Anthony Taylor’s new development project - a bike center that will focus on bridging the racial cycling gap and contribute to the vitality of E 38th Street.   We are excited for you to join us for a casual family ride planned through Ward 8 neighborhoods, visiting some fun Ward 8 locations along the way.  See you on July 22!

Criminal Justice Reform and Police Community Relations:

What are our next steps?

early mornings

Friday, July 31, 7:30 – 9:00 am
Turtle Bread, 4762 Chicago Ave S (in Café Levain)

Criminal justice reform, and the need to improve police community relations, is a topic of national and local concern.  Communities across the United States are asking the hard question, “Are we the next Ferguson?”  Please join us for a critical conversation about criminal justice reform; learn what Minneapolis is doing to improve police community relations and disparities in our criminal justice system and join our discussion of what more must be done. 

We will be joined by two of the most influential City staff working to improve city services with a race equity lens, City Attorney Susan Segal and Minneapolis Police Departments’ Deputy Chief and Chief of Staff Medaria Arradondo.  We are also joined by Jason Sole, an author and professor, consultant to police and community groups, and civil rights activist.  Mr. Sole is the chair of the Minneapolis NAACP criminal justice subcommittee.

Please join us for this important conversation – we welcome your input as part of our continuing discussion together.

Register your National Night Out event for free by July 21


National Night Out is an annual nationwide event to prevent crime by encouraging residents to hold block parties and get to know their neighbors. It's a great way to promote partnerships between communities and police and to enjoy a Minnesota summer evening surrounded by friends and family.

More than 1,480 events were registered in 2014. The deadline to register your event for free is July 21; after that there is a $100 fee. For more information click here.