Ward 8 Update Newsletters September 16, 2014

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
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September 16, 2014


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

Phone: 612-673-2208

Meet Elizabeth at Ward 8 Community Office Hours

Elizabeth meets with residents on Monday mornings during her community office hours at Sabathani Community Center. Join us!

Every Monday morning, 9-11:00 am Sabathani Community Center, 310 E 38th Street

Elizabeth’s table is on the first floor hall nearest to the parking lot, outside of Room 132

Call (612) 673-2208 for an appointment or just drop by!

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First Minneapolis Transgender Equity Summit to take place Sept. 25

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Registration is now open for the City’s first-ever Transgender Equity Summit happening Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Humphrey Center for Public Policy. The half day event will also feature nationally recognized speaker Angelica Ross, co-founder of “Trans 100,” an annual recognition celebration.

The City of Minneapolis Transgender Issues Work Group was established in March 2014 to look at issues facing the transgender community, under the leadership of Ward 8 Senior Policy Aide Andrea Jenkins. The group’s goal is to examine issues, engage the broader community, and make policy recommendations for City government that will affect the lives of transgender residents of Minneapolis. The work group includes participants from City departments, City Council offices, the Mayor’s Office and the community.

Topics raised by the community and addressed by the Transgender Issues Work Group include police relations, employment, health, civic participation, and accessibility of public spaces.

Learn more about the summit and RSVP here.

Community Listening Session with Police Chief Janee Harteau

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Join Council Members Cano, Glidden and Gordon for a
Community Listening Session with Police Chief Janee Harteau
September 18, 2014, 6-8 pm (5:30 registration & DJ)
Sabathani Community Center, 310 E 38th Street

With opening performance by WE WIN Institute youth performers, this event will include moderator Dr Nekima Levy Pounds, distinguished author and scholar Dr. Rose Brewer and Jason Sole, inspirational community activist, consultant, and author of Prison to Ph.D.

Minneapolis participates in Sex Trafficking Study

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Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions and Patterns was released to the public on Sept. 10, 2014. Produced in partnership with St. Paul-based Othayonih Research and funded by the Women's Foundation of Minnesota, it is a first-of-its-kind study to examine the overall market structure of juvenile sex trafficking as it functions within one city.

The City of Minneapolis Police Department provided access to police records that allowed researchers Dr Lauren Martin and Dr Sandi Pierce to produce this unique and influential report.  Significant findings include the high levels of violence and organization, and that at least half of the victims were runaways or had violated curfew and were from poor areas. 

According to Deputy Chief Kris Arneson, MPD will share the report, or a condensed version of it, with every police officer to help them recognize and react to trafficking situations. 

You can access the report here.

Help shape our city – apply for openings on Minneapolis boards and commissions

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Applications are accepted in the spring and fall for boards and commissions positions. Board and commission members in the City of Minneapolis provide valuable insights, help shape key policy decisions and provide community-based input into administration of services. The City is seeking applicants with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to strengthen the work of the City.  Find out about boards and commissions at www.minneapolismn.gov/boards/.