As leader of the Wisconsin Federation of German American Societies, Bernhard Hoffman opposed the Bund. © Library of Congress During the Depression-ravaged days of the 1930s, Wisconsin’s German-Americans faced a vicious campaign of harassment. One Milwaukee businessman received an anonymous postcard with a picture of an exploding cannon on the front, and on the reverse was written: “When you ask for ads again look this over carefully.” A woman got a letter warning her to be careful about her public utterances or her relatives back in Europe “would have to suffer” for them. These threats came not from outside...Read More
Author: Mark D. Van Ells
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Allied in the Fight recounts
Allied in the Fight recounts the efforts made by American Jews and African Americans to fight for the fundamental American promise of equality before and during the Civil Rights era, and explores shared projects, organizational efforts, and, for a time, how many members of the African American and Jewish communities became allied against injustice. The local component of Allied in the Fight explores the Milwaukee coalition of Jewish and African American leaders who worked to convince their constituents of their shared quest for liberty and justice, as well the Milwaukee Fair Housing Movement Marches of 1967 and 1968. Allied in the Fight strives to address Black-Jewish collaboration and the complicated nature of Jewish contributions to the Civil Rights movement in America.
This exhibit explores these themes through photos, letters, film and other rare, archival materials from selected collections of American Jewish Historical Society, Leo Baeck Institute, and Yeshiva University Museum, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Black Historical Society/ Museum, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Join us as we meet
Join us as we meet at the Central Library in downtown Milwaukee, in the big community room, to write letters of support to queer people held captive in prisons, read and respond to their letters, and work toward abolishing the violence of incarceration. Even if you have never written to anyone incarcerated before or done any kind of mail processing, but are interested in checking out what Black & Pink is all about, you’re welcome to attend!
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ+ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ+ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Public Library - Central
814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233-2309
Screening of award winning documentary
Screening of award winning documentary film by Denny Rauen. Standing Rock Take Me From The River documents journey into North Dakota uprising by a small group from Wisconsin. Evening will couple the Standing Rock film screening with beautiful OLB film by Dusan Harminc and the closing of Overpass Light Brigade installation with Joe Brusky’s photographs. Children welcome but must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Screening is FREE, but seating is limited and available on a first come, first served, basis.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
Riverwest Public House Cooperative
815 E Locust St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
During our Annual Meeting we
During our Annual Meeting we will decide on our goals for the coming year, and elect leadership for Voces de la Frontera and Voces de la Frontera Action. Discussion topics will also include our fight for the Dream Act, the campaigns to stop AB190 and 287g, and the 2018 elections. Lunch and childcare provided.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Ascension Lutheran Church
1236 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215