On October 25, Milwaukee Pride coordinated a Rally for Resistance at the archway of City Hall featuring local LGBT leaders, in response to details that the federal government was moving forward with efforts that would take away the civil rights of American citizens. The New York Times reported on October 21 that the Trump administration planned to legally redefine sex and gender, a policy change would effectively exclude transgender and non-binary students from legal protections under Title IX. Under the Obama administration, federal agencies recognized gender identity as a protected class and considered complaints brought by transgender and non-binary...Read More
Beth Israel Ner Tamid hosted a special memorial service to remember the 11 Jewish worshippers kiIIed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27. Milwaukee is too familiar with the tragedy of a mass shooting at a place of worship. In 2012, a gunman killed 6 people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, the largest act of domestic terrorism in the state’s history. More than 1,000 people attended the community-wide gathering at the Glendale temple, with representatives from all the major Jewish denominations and faith groups in the city. They came to share their grief and...Read More
Former President Barack Obama fiercely criticized Donald Trump’s tenure in office and his destabilizing policies on October 26, in a fiery address to the Milwaukee public during his first campaign event in the city since his March 2016 visit as President to celebrate enrollment numbers in the Affordable Care Act. The speech was one of Obama’s sharpest and most direct rebukes of Trump’s presidency. The former president was careful not to specifically mention Trump by name, nor talk about the pipe bombs a Trump supporter sent to kiII him and other Democratic leaders. But Obama did scoff at the...Read More
With the November 6 midterm election less than two weeks away, former President Barack Obama returned to Milwaukee after two years on October 26 to give Wisconsin Democratic candidates support and help boost voter turnout. President Obama came to Wisconsin to stump for the Democratic ticket, and he headlined the rally held at North Division High School. He told a roaring crowd of more than 4,000 people that in spite of growing frustrations with the political system, voting would only make things better. “I am here for one simple reason. I am here to ask you to vote,” Obama...Read More
Inspired by her own therapeutic life journey to break free from the hold of fear, stress, and anxiety, Molly Sommerhalder applies that experience in her work as a wellness coach and yoga teacher. Through this effort, she helps guide people with lives ruled by materialistic needs and the social media expectations of perfection to fully heal and find balance. | Q&A with Molly Sommerhalder Milwaukee Independent: Was there an event in your childhood that you feel influenced the trajectory of your adult life? Molly Sommerhalder: There are a lot of events that have brought me to where I am...Read More
With more than 2 million viewers each week, “America’s Test Kitchen” is the most watched cooking show on Public Television. Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster visited Milwaukee on October 18 and shared some of their recipes with fans at a special Public Market event. America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country feature recipes carefully developed to make sure that they work every time. Each week, Davison and Lancaster solve every day cooking problems, test equipment so that viewers never have to waste money on things that fail to work, and taste supermarket ingredients to save time in the...Read More
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The Hop, presented by Potawatomi
The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is planning a weekend-long slate of events to celebrate the launch of passenger service on Friday, November 2. While riding The Hop for the first time will be the centerpiece of “Grand Hop-ening” weekend, there will be activities all along the route to engage the community and introduce riders to the many great destinations you can connect to via The Hop. The “Grand Hop-ening” celebration will be centered around Cathedral Square Park in the heart of downtown and adjacent to The Hop’s eastbound and westbound platforms on Kilbourn Ave. The historic event will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2 with remarks from officials and the ceremonial launch of passenger service. The Hop’s official information tent will be open in the park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the weekend.
(Friday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Cathedral Square Park
520 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined forces with the Capitol360 Innovation Center for this special event. The Hackathon will take place the last weekend of Startup Week Milwaukee, and will be held at the brand new Cream City Labs inside Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee. We invite developers, designers, and musicians to generate ideas for music discovery, music distribution, connecting fans with their favorite artists, how radio stations like 88Nine can help fans learn more about the music they love and discover new music.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm CST
Northwestern Mutual Cream City Labs
33 North Van Buren Street 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Armistice Day, which began as
Armistice Day, which began as a day to promote world peace, has become Veterans Day, and too often celebrates militarism and war. Veterans For Peace and other peace and justice groups want to reclaim the day for peace. This is the 10th year we have held an event in the City Hall rotunda. All are welcome.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Milwaukee City Hall
200 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202