Two colorful, original murals aimed at spurring community conversations will be created by Milwaukee artists on large blank building walls in the Near West Side and Walker’s Point neighborhoods, as a result of an 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9 WYMS-FM) initiative. Radio Milwaukee recently applied for and received a grant from the Mary L. Nohl Fund to pay artists for the project. The non-profit station launched the mural initiative and commissioned artists as a way to give back to Milwaukee as part of the station’s activities recognizing its 10th anniversary on air and in the community this year. Work on...Read More
From being evacuated with her family out of Iran during the Islamic Revolution in 1979, to managing the public information of the many high profile Los Angeles courtroom trials of the 1990s, Jerrianne Hayslett has been a witness to the power of the news media, and the misuse of that public trust in the race for corporate profits. The award-winning author of “Anatomy of a Trial,” newspaper journalist, and world-traveling consultant on issues of law and media relations has made Milwaukee her home, and strives to bring social justice to her adopted city. | Q&A with Jerrianne Hayslett Q:...Read More
The HuffPost ”Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip” will visit 23 cities over 7 weeks and includes a Milwaukee stop in October. The cross-country bus tour was conceived as a way to listen and learn what it means to be American today. Launching in September, the multi-state road trip will spotlight personal stories and perspectives from across the United States. The editorial aim will be to better understand what unifies people and the country, rather focus on the issues than divide. The ultimate goal will be to accurately, humanely, and emotionally capture the concerns, hopes, and dreams of...Read More
Along Lake Michigan for the next few weeks, Milwaukee’s future sailors are perfecting their nautical skills as part of a joint program from Discovery World and the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. The partnership continues efforts by both organizations to teach local youth the world of sailing. From water safety to sail rigging and theory, students between the ages of 8 to 17 will spend an entire week at Discovery World in new Learn to Sail Summer Camp. The program began on July 10 and runs through August 4. “We always talk about the scientists sailing, which is a big...Read More
The Benedict Center announced the expansion of its Sisters Diversion Program, a street-level diversion for women in street prоstіtutіоn, to the city’s south side at a press conference on July 13 at the Hope House of Milwaukee. The initiative comes with the cooperation of the Milwaukee Pоlіcе Department and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. The Sisters Diversion Program offers an innovative, community-pоlіcе partnership to use a public health approach, instead of a traditional crіmіnаl justice method, to help women in street prоstіtutіоn address their underlying needs. “Women in the street-based sеx trade face high levels of viоIеncе, addiction,...Read More
The 2017 Milwaukee Air and Water Show took place under mixed weather conditions along the Milwaukee lakefront on July 15 and 16, attracting crowds of thousands to Bradford Beach and Lincoln Memorial Drive as aircraft propelled by blade and turbine buzzed downtown. While sleek machines filled the sky at high speed, not all participants in the airshow had wings. Eleven members of the elite United States Army Parachute Team left their plane behind and free-fell to earth. Known as the Golden Knights, the precision military parachutists touched down on their mark to cheering fans within three minutes of jumping...Read More
Video: From Iranian Revolution to 24-hour news cycleJul 21, 2017
In the immediate aftermath of
In the immediate aftermath of the fаtаl 2016 pоlіcе shооting of Phіlandо Castіle in a Minnesota suburb, there were heart-wrenching moments shared in the back of a pоlіcе car between Castіle’s girlfriend and her daughter.
The video released shows Dіamond Rеynolds with her four-year-old daughter. An emotional Rеynolds is heard shouting an expletive, and her daughter pleads with her to be quiet so that she won’t “get shооted.” Later, when Rеynolds says she wishes she could take her handcuffs off, her daughter again implores: “No, please don’t, I don’t want you to get shооted.”
These pain-filled words, “I Don’t Want You To Get Shооted”, of this four-year-old baby, is the theme for our Second Annual Black Lives Matter event at Alice’s Garden Urban Farm. Join us as we lift up community voices and concerns, as we all struggle to find our way through the, too-often, lack of justice and compassion in this nation for Black people.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST
2136 N 21st St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205
The perks of working downtown,
The perks of working downtown, and we know there are plenty, are about to get even better! Downtown Employee Appreciation Week is back to reward downtown Milwaukee’s dedicated workforce with a week of incentives! The fun-filled workweek features daily giveaways, Office Challenge Games presented by Refuge Café, employee discounts and much, much more. So round up your co-workers and join us on your next assignment.
July 31 (Monday) 11:45 am - August 4 (Friday) 1:00 pm CST
Red Arrow Park
920 N Water St Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202