Ward 8 Update Newsletters - July 18, 2017

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

July 18, 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! Beyond Redlining: Learning Minneapolis’ History of Race and Racism


Friday, July 21, 7:30-9:00 am
Turtle Bread Bakery, 4762 Chicago Ave S

Minneapolitans, particularly white residents, have much to learn about our city’s history of race and racism.  African American entrepreneurs, civic, community, and faith leaders, all contributed to the Minneapolis we know today.  Discriminatory practices, including restrictive deed covenants and red-lining, are part of the recent history of Minneapolis with present-day impacts.  Please join us for a powerful discussion of race and racism in Minneapolis, with focus on African American history.

Tina Burnside, attorney, playwright, and long-time Central neighborhood resident, will share her research and writing on African American history published at MNopedia. Joy Marsh Stephens, City of Minneapolis Equity & Inclusion Manager, will discuss her work highlighting the history of race in Minneapolis and how this history is incorporated into the City enterprise in the form of support and training for staff. Molly Van Avery, Minneapolis-based artist, will showcase a mobile engagement tool she and artist Mike Hoyt designed called Imagining Equity; the tool invites people to draw or write their ideas about a Minneapolis in 2040 that is healing and reconciliatory of the impacts of inequity as part of the city’s comprehensive planning process. 

Finally, we invite you to participate in the Mapping Prejudice project, an ongoing effort to map racial restrictions attached to Minneapolis property records during the 20th century.

Join us for this important discussion!  You can RSVP for this event by letting us know on Facebook.

Black History and Its Influence on the E. 38th St. Community - Walking Tour


What:  Walking Tour - Black History and Its Influence on the E. 38th St.   Community
When: Tue, July 25th, 6:30-8pm

The East 38th Street community is rich with history.  From the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, the oldest Black-owned business in Minnesota, to the home of Lena Olive Smith, the first Black female lawyer in the State of Minnesota, to Sabathani Community Center, a Black-led non-profit serving the community for over 50 years, there is much to explore.

As recently as the 1950s, banks and the Federal Housing Administration refused to provide mortgages for homes outside of established Black neighborhoods such as those near the E. 38th Street and 4th Avenue corridors. Tilsenbilt homes, a group of over 50 homes just south of the E. 38th Street Corridor, were constructed in the 1950s with the help of realtor and philanthropist Archie Givens, Sr. Tilsenbilt Homes are believed to be the first federally-supported residential housing development in the United States that was open to homebuyers of all races.

This tour, in partnership with Preserve Minneapolis, will be led by community members Tina Burnside, Greg McMoore and Louis Moore, and will walk less than two miles. 

Register for this walking tour here.