Early Voting October 29th. Election Day November 5th.

Real Experience in Government and Community

Vice President NAACP

  • Minneapolis NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
  • Advocate for police accountability and transparency
  • Promote diversity and inclusion
  • Chair Criminal Justice Reform Committee

PCIARC Commissioner

  • Appointed by Mayor Melvin Carter III to St. Paul Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commissioner for Ward 1
  • Investigated and analyzed complaints
  • Expanded civilian outreach and engagement
  • Recommended policy changes to the Chief of Police Todd Axtell

Educator and Trainer

  • Freedom School Servant Leader 
  • Arts Literacy Facilitator
  • Racial Equity Department Trainer
  • Gordon Parks High School Educator
  • HSRA/Studio 4 Educator
  • Juvenile Transition Coordinator

Restore the Vote Organizer

  • Coordinated Restore the Vote Minnesota Coalition of over 80 organizations
  • Hosted Minnesota Senate & House Press Conference
  • Hosted Legislative Rally at the Capitol
  • Testified at over 10 legislative hearings

Community Stakeholder

  • Coordinated Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, and Washington County's Warrant Forgiveness Day
  • Resolved over 1,000 active arrest warrants in the Twin Cities
  • Mandated a No-Arrest Zone Policy
  • Mandated a No-Officer Uniform Policy

Artist and Grant Reviewer

  • Irreducible Grace Foundation founding member
  • Roots of Rondo Artists, Spring Board for the Arts, ASNDC, Visions Merging
  • Community Grant Reviewer for Dale Street Bridge Project & Rondo Library Public Art Project
  • Central Touring Theater Alumni

Awards and Recognitions

The Carrying of the Flame Award

Anika Bowie ('14) was awarded for her leadership, service and commitment to the Black community at Hamline University. This award was given by PRIDE/BSC 50th Anniversary Gala. 

Rolling Out Magazine Feature

Anika was a  journalist for Rolling Out, a national magazine company, and covered Twin Cities businesses and artists. Rolling Out interviewed Anika Bowie about her run for St. Paul City Council Ward 1.  Will Anika Bowie Become the New Face for St. Paul's Ward 1?

The First Decade Alumni Award

Presented by President of the Hamline University College of Liberal Arts Alumni Board of Directors during Alumni Week this Fall 2019.

Campaign Announcement News Coverage

Over five news outlets covered Anika Bowie's announcement for St. Paul City Council Ward 1 in February. 

Rolling Out

Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

City Pages

Insight News

Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Restore the Vote Press Conference

MinnPost covers Restore the Vote Minnesota press conference that Anika Bowie hosted in attendance with MN House and Senate, St. Paul Mayor, Commissioner of Corrections, County Attorney  and etc. 

All around the country restoring felons voting rights is a bipartisan issue, not in Minnesota

Minnesota Women's Press Issues

Why are you involved in transformative justice?

Transformation Issue July 2019


Women's March Minnesota Speech

Feminisms Issue March 2019


Breaking the Pipeline

Equality Issue April 2018

I am running for Saint Paul City Council Ward 1 to work for a better tomorrow.