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Ward 8 Update Newsletters January 22, 2014


January 22, 2014

Lunchtime with Elizabeth

butter bakery

Friday, January 31

Arrive at 11:30, program 12 noon – 1 pm

LUNCH LOCATION: Butter Bakery Café, 3700 Nicollet Ave

To continue to connect with as many Eighth Ward neighbors as possible, we have a NEW program at a NEW time: Lunchtime with Elizabeth. Please join us for our VERY FIRST lunch program, where we bring engaging topics and speakers for dialogue with you. 

We will continue our Early Mornings with Elizabeth program in February, at its regular location and time (7:30-9 am, Turtle Bread @4762 Chicago).  For 2014, we will alternate monthly constituent programs between Early Mornings and Lunchtime with Elizabeth.


Racial and Economic Justice in OUR MPLS

On January 31, at our first LUNCHEON event, we will discuss racial equity, a top priority issue for Mayor Betsy Hodges and many if not all Council Members as we begin a new election term for the City.  How do we define racial equity as a community?  How can we work to achieve racial equity for all residents in Minneapolis?

We are excited to welcome Vina Kay, Director of Research and Policy for the Organizing Apprenticeship Project, and Avi Viswanathan, HIRE Minnesota Organizer, representing a collaborative of twenty organizations that have helped to develop “A Vision and Agenda for Racial and Economic Justice in OUR MPLS.”  You can access a copy of the report here.

Our speakers will provide an overview of the policy and program proposals in the Vision and Agenda for OUR MPLS and we will invite your ideas and input on how Minneapolis can move a racial equity agenda forward.  Please join us for our first event at Butter Bakery Café, 3700 Nicollet – arrive early, grab some lunch or a treat, and settle in for a provocative and engaging program that will begin at 12 noon.

2014 Proposed Schedule for monthly constituent programs
Jan: Lunchtime with Elizabeth at Butter Bakery Cafe
Feb: Early Mornings with Elizabeth at Turtle Bread
March: Lunchtime with Elizabeth
April: Early Mornings with Elizabeth at Turtle Bread
May: Lunchtime with Elizabeth
June: Early Mornings with Elizabeth at Turtle Bread
July: Lunchtime with Elizabeth
September:  Early Mornings with Elizabeth at Turtle Bread
October: Lunchtime with Elizabeth
November:  NO MEETING
December:  NO MEETING