“This unique opportunity to break bread with Aldermen from other municipalities is both refreshing and enlightening. It allows us to come out of our silos, visit other communities that we might not see often, and also share our experiences as public servants.” – Ashanti Hamilton Local government is a reflection of the people it represents. When a community is hyper-segregated by race, class, political affiliation, and even geography, it is harder to expect leadership can cross the same political barriers that average citizens do not. Southeastern Wisconsin is an example of the modern tug-of-war between ideology: rural vs. urban,...Read More
The East Side’s Black Cat Alley will kick off the installment of two new murals. Beginning on Friday April 20, visiting artist Adam Hernandez of Columbus, Ohio will begin work on a ten-foot piece titled “Godmask” from a series he has been pursuing in recent years. He will be at work on this piece for April Gallery Night and Day, April 20 to 21, and the public is welcome to visit and observe the work in progress. In May, work will begin on a larger mural in the alley. The new mural will be installed on a north-facing segment...Read More
The grand opening of Mo’s Food Market 中華超市 China Supermarket kicked off on April 13 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a traditional lion dance. Wǔshī 舞狮 brings good luck and fortune in Chinese culture, and the owners hope that their new Asian store will help continue that economic transformation to the area. Located in the former MATA Community Media building at 2404 W. Clybourn Street, Mo’s Food Market brings a much needed fresh food location to the Near West Side of Milwaukee. Qing and May Mo purchased the building in September 2016 to convert into a grocery store....Read More
The BMO Harris Bradley Center held a special final season fundraiser and celebration on April 11 honoring Center benefactor Jane Bradley Pettit. The tribute event collected $401,200, more than twice the $200,000 campaign goal, to benefit 16 local charities dedicated to helping women, children, and families in metro Milwaukee. The Bradley Center saved professional basketball in Milwaukee when it opened for the 1988-1989 season. It was a state-of-the-art NBA arena that could seat 18,633. Thirty years later, as the Milwaukee Bucks prepare to open a new area in the fall, the sold-out Shine On program was one of the...Read More
On April 11, Milwaukee-area realtors and city leaders gathered to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and Milwaukee’s open housing marches that began on August 28, 1967, and lasted until March 14, 1968. During a news conference just north of the 16th Street Viaduct, former members of the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council and Commandos who participated in the 200 days of marches were honored and thanked for their bravery and courage in demanding an open housing ordinance in the city and an end to housing discrimination. Alderwoman Vel Phillips and Father James E. Groppi were also...Read More
Given a politically impactful name by his self-described revolutionary parents, Fidel Verdin uses hip hop and other urban arts to engage Milwaukee’s youth in social justice and personal healing. As the creative force behind TRUE Skool, he seeks to uplift the most vulnerable kids in the community through empowerment and leadership workshops. But for all his program’s success and impact in the lives of the young people it serves, the work done by his organization is often marginalized instead of supported in the same way as the generation of local youth have been discarded by institutional racism. | Q&A...Read More
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Artists announced for new Black Cat Alley muralsApr 20, 2018
Join Rock the Green for
Join Rock the Green for the 7th Annual (and FREE) Earth Day Celebration Presented by Milwaukee Riverkeeper at Picnic Area 8 in Estabrook Park. The #EarthDay celebration is a great way to learn about eco-friendly opportunities and support the community in its environmental efforts. Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proudly hosting their 23rd Annual Spring River Cleanup with nearly 4,000 volunteers joining together across the Milwaukee River Basin to pick up trash, get outdoors, and help to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers. Clean up Volunteers and the Community may join the free 7th Annual Rock the Green Earth Day Celebration. Featuring a live concert by Evan Christian on a pedal powered stage provided by The Velo Femmes, Black Girls Do Bike and Cadence Cycling Milwaukee.
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
4400 N. Estabrook Dr., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute will host a special night at the Milwaukee Public Museum featuring keynote speaker Richard Rothstein, author of the The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, a finalist on the long list for the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2017. To provide a local perspective on housing segregation in Milwaukee, the evening’s special guest will be Milwaukee historian Reggie Jackson, Head Griot of America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W Wells St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Professor Kim is an internationally
Professor Kim is an internationally recognized expert on Korea and inter-Korean developments and serves on the steering committee of the international peace organization Women Cross DMZ. At UWM, she directs the Public History Program and has taught courses on modern Korea and the global history of the Korean War. An alumna of Princeton and UC-Berkeley, she recently published a timely book, Memory, Reconciliation, and Reunions in South Korea: Crossing the Divide (2017), about meetings between family members separated by the Korean divide and the role of public memory in the Korean peace process. The teach-in panel will also include Rev. PyungAhn “Pastor Peace” Kim, Associate Pastor at Whitefish Bay United Methodist Church; Jim Carpenter and Pam Richard of Peace Action Wisconsin; and others.
(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay
819 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin 53217