The 2017 Municipal Election in Minneapolis, MN has been a major focus of New Hughes – Old Shoes. Our main focus has been the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB). That coverage continues with the September 21, 2017 Candidate Forum for Park District 4 hosted by Parks & Power and InquilinXs UnidXs por Justicia (Tenants United for Justice). We present the entire forum as a series of videos, each featuring a single question and the responses of both candidates – Tom Nordyke (DFL) and Jono Cowgill (DFL endorsed).
The focus of the forum was Racial Equity at the MPRB. Take a few minutes to listen to the organizers lay out their motivations and the mission of the host groups. Jacob Virden from Parks & Power set the tone at the outset. Emmanuel Ortiz explained the mission of Parks & Power. Roberto de la Riva spoke about the connection between tenants rights and the parks.
Here are the links to each question in chronological order. Taken together, these videos comprise the entire forum.