The Rondo Land Bridge Block Party is already underway! It’s this evening, Friday, June 9, 3-7 p.m. Sponsored by ReConnect Rondo, the party is warming up at the Rondo Commemorative Plaza at the intersection of Concordia Avenue and Fisk Street.(https://rondoavenueinc.org/rondo-commemorative-plaza-design-presentation/)
This is a grand community celebration of the “land bridge” that will have a profound and long-lasting effect on this his unique neighborhood. Learn more about hopes and aspirations for the proposed land bridge – and much more about other community development results and plans here: https://www.reconnectrondo.org
The Rondo community had a profound impact on me when I was a teen struggling to understand conflict and injustice in the world around me. (https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/wpadmin/post.php?post=3190&action=edit) Long ago I felt the in a visceral way the suffering endured by people devastated by what was happening to Rondo; today I share great hope for a neighborhood that resisted, that spoke truth power, and that is collaborating to create a 21st century neighborhood that builds on a proud history.
This is a beautiful evening to celebrate a mighty triumph! There’s live music, fabulous food, and bountiful hope and pride in a people who have had the spirit to take a long view!
RondoReconnect shares a powerful lesson much needed in these times!
More about neighbors’ hopes for the Rondo Land Bridge project, expressed in a presentation to the St. Paul City Council September 2016 here: https://www.stpaul.gov/sites/default/files/Media%20Root/Planning%20%26%20Economic%20Development/RondoLandBridge%20PC%2009-30-16.pdf