Ward 8 Update Newsletters January 28, 2014


January 28, 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, Chaka Mkali, Director of Organizing and Community Building for Hope Communities 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.


Powderhorn and Central Celebration:

cafe southside

Thank you from Ward 8 – Welcome to Ward 9! 

Wednesday, February 5, 5:30-7 pm
Short Program at 6:15 pm
Café Southside, 3405 Chicago
Sponsored by Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden and Council Member Alondra Cano

In 2014, with changes due to redistricting, neighbors in Powderhorn and parts of Central were redistricted from Ward 8 to Ward 9. Thank you, from your Ward 8 team, for your partnership, passion for community solutions and neighborhood innovation over the past several years.  We look forward to continuing our work together! 

We welcome Alondra Cano, Council Member for Ward 9, and pledge our support for her and the communities we serve together.