Ward 8 Update Newsletters - April 25, 2017

8th Ward News from Minneapolis Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden
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April 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

Early Mornings with Elizabeth! April 28


Early Mornings with Elizabeth: #Resist and Protect our Earth!
Friday, April 28, 7:30-9:00 am
Turtle Bread Bakery, 4762 Chicago Ave S

Please join us for an exciting program focused on people-driven activism around environment and clean energy issues. To protect our earth and continue #resisting, activists are powerfully engaging at the local and state level. Their work includes direct action and organizing, lobbying at the State Capitol, and policy work through the City of Minneapolis’ Clean Energy Partnership, bringing to the forefront the importance of lowering our impact on the environment.

We are excited to host three influential advocates.  Roxxanne W. O'Brien, local activist and 2013 Bush Fellow, will discuss her involvement in the campaign against Northern Metals and the City of Minneapolis’ Green Zones work. Joshua Houdek, Land Use and Transportation Program Manager at the Sierra Club, will talk about organizing neighbors around the transit cuts proposed by the State Legislature, a campaign that needs your support. Matt Kazinka, Sustainability Program Coordinator at the Lake Street Council, will share his experience gathering community feedback and leading outreach efforts as Co-Chair of the Clean Energy Partnership’s Energy Vision Advisory Committee (EVAC).

Join us for a great conversation around activism, clean energy and the environment. All are welcome to participate in this discussion on how community can drive change in our city and state!

RebuildingTogether: Pre-Kickoff event for neighbors, with dinner, April 26


The Super Bowl is coming to town.
And with it is a chance to score free home repairs.

Are you a resident of or otherwise associated with the Bryant, Central, Field, Northrop or Regina neighborhoods? Do you need your gutters replaced or new flooring installed? Do you have difficulty getting in and out of your home? Do you want to be involved with a community-wide celebration that will take place in October?

If yes, you are invited to attend St. Peter’s AME Church (401 41st St E) on April 26 from 6—8 PM. There, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities will talk with neighborhood residents about opportunities to apply for no-cost home repair services and participate in the NFL-sponsored Kickoff to Rebuild event this October.

A light dinner will be provided.

Ready for a Southside Investment Cooperative?


Share your Thoughts on this Opportunity for Community Ownership of Real Estate

Over the past few months, the Ward 8 office has helped convene open meetings for neighbors interested in exploring a Southside Investment Cooperative.  You can look at notes of our past meetings here

A cooperative is an association of people united voluntarily to meet common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business. A Southside Investment Cooperative would be a cooperative that would use member investment to purchase real estate, such as commercial or residential properties.

We are seeking more community input to help neighbors assess this opportunity, using a short survey.  Please give us your thoughts!

Click here to fill out the survey.

38th and Chicago Spring Clean Up, April 29