WHY I'M RUNNING
TO EMPOWER those of us who live and work here to become active agents of positive change in the city decisions that impact our lives.
TO SERVE this place I love with my unique set of skills and experiences in conflict resolution, law, education, and community advocacy as we co-create a city where we live together in peace and with justice.
TO STRENGTHEN grassroots democracy by disarming divisive political rhetoric with joy, compassion, and competence.
There are 2 truths: we need police and we need real policing reform to restore the dignity of all.
Let's rebuild with a focus on equity: we have an opportunity to undo harm and build back better.
A CITY THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF US
I have lived in Ward 10 for 11 years and in four of our five neighborhoods. I know what makes each of our neighborhoods unique, what our challenges are, and what unites us.
I will advocate for our residents, businesses, and neighborhoods to make sure essential services are met and that the city fulfills 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.