Ward 8 Update Newsletters - September 27, 2017

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

September 27, 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! Sep. 29


Early Mornings with Elizabeth!
Upholding the American Dream: Immigration, Allyship and Resistance 
Friday, Sep. 29, 7:30 – 9am
Turtle Bread Bakery, 4762 Chicago Ave

Minneapolis is part of a thriving multicultural community; eighty percent of the state’s foreign-born residents live in the Twin Cities seven-county region, contributing to the area’s economic, cultural and civic life. The unprecedented federal measures targeting immigrants issued during the past nine months signal a drastic change in public policy and enforcement practices. In response to the fear mongering and intimidation of our most vulnerable community members, immigrants and allies are taking action to move forward.

Join us for an urgent conversation about immigration and allyship featuring community members that are taking action and stories that are not part of the mainstream narrative. We welcome Jovita Morales, Community Organizer for Waite House and radio host for “La Voz del Pueblo,” who is a prominent leader in the fight for access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants; Dr. Vichet Chhuon, Associate Professor of Culture and Teaching at the University of Minnesota, who has documented the powerful stories of the RELEASE MN 8, a group of eight Cambodian Americans currently held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a detention center; Michele Garnett McKenzie, Deputy Director of The Advocates for Human Rights, who directs advocacy work on domestic priority issues, including migration and human trafficking; and Nelima Sitati Munene, Executive Director, African Career Education & Resource, Inc. (ACER), a leader in working to close equity disparities for communities of African descent.

We hope you can join us for this important discussion!

City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Host 4th Annual Trans* Equity Summit tomorrow, Sep. 28


The 4th annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit, hosted by the City of Minneapolis in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, will take place Thursday, September 28, 9am - 4pm,  at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis.This year the Summit will begin at 9 a.m. Doors open and light refreshments will be available beginning at 8 a.m.

This year’s focus is on health and history, with breakout sessions on meeting health care needs, being an ally, health care laws, public policy and more. Community members and organizations interested in learning about and furthering transgender equity, are encouraged to attend.

The Summit will include:

  • A keynote address by Precious Brady-Davis, an award winning diversity advocate, communications professional and public speaker.
  • Findings of the U.S. Transgender Survey, presented by the National Center for Transgender Equality.
  • An opportunity to meet members of the City’s newly appointed advisory board, the Transgender Equity Council.

This event is free and open to the public, and a box lunch is included.
More Information
Register today!