WHY I'M RUNNING
We need leaders who believe in the power of communities and neighborhoods to transform systems of exploitation to systems of communal care. We need leaders who think creatively, who see the big picture as well as the step-by-step process of building a world where we live together in peace and with justice. We need leaders who know the joy that comes from being in community. This is my vision of empowerment for Ward 10.
I have lived in four of the Ward 10 neighborhoods and I know what makes each of our neighborhoods unique, as well as what unites us. I want to advocate for our residents, businesses, and neighborhoods to make sure essential services are met and that the city meets its obligations. I am here to serve you and work together to find solutions.
On 10/20 Alicia Gibson organized and moderated a LHENA public safety forum with Black community leaders from North Mpls with "boots on the ground" doing violence prevention. Watch the full forum here. Follow-up included the creation of a youth grant fund to support the work of the North Minneapolis leaders.
On 8/10/20 OnSite Public Media Asked Alicia Gibson to talk about the tear down of affordable housing at 2003 Aldrich. Follow-up included organizing affected residents.
On 3/18/21 Alicia Gibson was asked to speak at an Asian Solidarity March to speak against the rise in acts of hate against Asian Americans. Her speech inspired the founding of The Kokoro Project, a Black-Asian solidarity initiative. On 4/18/21 she was asked to speak again at the launch of that project and this is the video taken from that event at George Floyd Square.