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Video: Things We Don’t Talk About

As Head Griot of America’s Black Holocaust Museum and a voice for the silent generations affected by Milwaukee’s history of segregation, Reggie Jackson shares inconvenient truths to educate the public about the need for Economic Rights to finish what the Civil Rights movement started decades ago.

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Reggie Jackson: Legacy of an American Holocaust

As Head Griot of America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) and a voice for the silent generations affected by Milwaukee’s history of segregation, Reggie Jackson shares inconvenient truths to educate the public about the need for Economic Rights to finish what the Civil Rights movement started decades ago. | Q&A Q: Who were some of your role models growing up? A: My primary positive role models were both my mother and grandmother. They were hard working women who raised my brother and I to be respectful. Q: Why has there been a general lack of knowledge about the 400 years of...

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How To: Volunteer in Milwaukee

Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, features a calendar full of events for volunteers, both one-time and ongoing. Here are a few opportunities in April. Victory Garden BLITZ: Community Canvassing Canvass neighborhoods, sharing posters and fliers about Victory Garden Initiative’s the Great Milwaukee Garden BLITZ where people can purchase their own raised bed garden. Opportunities are April 7 and 14, from 3 to 5 p.m., as well as April 8 and 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: Alysse Gear, 414-431-0888 Kinnickinnic Spring River Clean Up Clean up Pulaski Park, the river, and the...

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Documentary follows human body used for medical training

New feature-length documentary explores the study of human anatomy with unprecedented access to student dissection of the human body. No class in medical school is considered more challenging than gross anatomy – the dissection of the human body. Aptly described by many in the medical field as a rite of passage in which students learn the complex language of medicine and the intricacies of the human body, the class is unlike anything experienced in any other setting. Documentation for a film and TV audience rarely has been undertaken – until now. In a course developed by Mayo Medical School,...

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Chip Duncan: Storyteller and social entrepreneur

The Milwaukee Independent sat down with Duncan on March 31, 2016 to talk about his career, upcoming projects, and his new exhibition at the Kenosha Public Museum. As an international filmmaker, author, and photographer, Chip Duncan is well known for his three decades of documentaries on history and current affairs. Focused on the mission of finding solutions to social, cultural, and environmental problems through his work, Duncan has been involved in social entrepreneurship since before the term was commonly understood. Yet this award winning storyteller, who has made Milwaukee his home and office for all those years, remains mostly...

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Video: Milwaukee’s Urban Forester

As Director of Operations for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works, Preston Cole still sees himself as a forester. Growing up in a family of sharecroppers, he learned the land ethic from his parents and brings this hard working perspective to his stewardship of Milwaukee’s urban forest, sustainability programs, and natural resource management.

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