Ward 8 Update Newsletters - January 25, 2017

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

January 25, 2017


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

Minneapolis, a City for Walkers? A Conversation About Prioritizing Pedestrians at Early Mornings with Elizabeth


Early Mornings with Elizabeth
Friday, January 27, 7:30-9:00 am
Turtle Bread Bakery, 4762 Chicago Ave S (Pizza Biga room)

Please join us for a fantastic program focused on walking.  From activism around pedestrian safety, to the expanded focus of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition on pedestrians, to Facebook groups dedicated to walking, community members are serious about the city’s need to prioritize pedestrian safety and increase the pleasure of the walking experience.

We are excited to welcome Minneapolis’ new Public Works Director, Robin Hutchinson, to share her vision and experience in supporting pedestrian-focused policies.  We also welcome perspectives from panelists Mary McGovern, Chair of the resident High Rise Council of the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, who has been leading work around the needs of elders and individuals with disabilities, and Kenya McKnight, a transportation activist and thought leader who (among other roles) serves on the Transportation Advisory Board to the Metropolitan Council.

All are welcome!  We hope to see you January 27 at Early Mornings with Elizabeth.

We the People: A Community Conversation about the U.S. Constitution


What does the U.S. Constitution and its amendments actually say? How has it been interpreted and changed over the last 225 years? How does it give us opportunities to protect ourselves, our communities, and our collective future? “We the People... A Community Conversation to Understand the U.S. Constitution, in 10 Acts” will explore these topics.  Our next session is this Sunday:

Act 3: My Wicca Sisterhood Wants to Hold A Rally:

Freedoms of Expression (1st Amendment)
Sunday, January 29, 1:00-3:00 pm
Solomon’s Porch, 100 W 46th Street, Minneapolis

These bi-weekly Community Conversations centered on the US Constitution are led by local citizen experts as part of “We the People... A Community Conversation to Understand the U.S. Constitution, in 10 Acts”.

Who are We The People MN? We are a group of individuals who believe in a future for this country and our communities that is pluralistic, multicultural, just, and equitable. We see a dangerous flouting of the protective ideals of the Constitution, and are committed to protecting and promoting it and the principles it is based on. To do this we feel we need to understand it better!

Events are FREE. Everyone is welcome!  Questions? Contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson at 612-791-7081 or sarah.linnesro@earthlink.net.

A Community Dialogue: Artists and the City of Minneapolis


Pangea World Theater's Lake Street Arts brings another community learning gathering to the Twin Cities and invites questions that artists may have about working with city governments generally and specifically to Minneapolis, MN. 

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: Pangea World Theater, 711 W Lake St. #101

Each participant will get to share one question each and receive group response. Participants will leave with a deeper sense of relationship to the topic and leads on next steps. 
This event is free and open to the public. 

Co-hosts include D.A. Bullock, Julia Nekessa Opoti, Mankwe Ndosi, and Alejandra (Tobar Alatriz).
CONTACT: alejandra@pangeaworldtheater.org