The magic of Chinese art concluded in Milwaukee for another season, as dozens of larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays went dark across 10 acres of the Boerner Botanical Gardens in Whitnall Park. Each year it takes 24 artisans from China more than a month to construct the lantern exhibition on-site, welding metal frames, lighting them from within, covering the framework in brightly colored fabric, and hand-painting finishing touches. The effort in 2017 ultimately produced a 200-foot dragon, a phoenix with a long undulating tail, glowing flowers, swans, fish, and pandas for the local public to enjoy. The outdoor cultural exhibit...Read More
Author: Nick Hansen
The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) and Fondy Food Center celebrated the grand opening of Fondy Park on September 16. The full day of festivities took place at 2200 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue, and included the Centennial anniversary of the Farmers Market. With a history that dates back to 1917, the Fondy Farmers Market has been suppling fresh produce to Milwaukee’s Northside. The vacant lot next to the market was converted into a storm water park and community green space through the city’s HOME GR/OWN program, which has been greenscaping North Avenue from 8th to 27th...Read More
The 11th Annual Tomato Romp Festival, a day of eating, drinking and throwing over-ripe tomatoes, splattered Milwaukee’s East Side September 9. In 2006, the East Side made Milwaukee the first city in America to host a rotten tomato fight inspired by La Tomatina in Spain. Now the event is imitated in cities across the country including New York City, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Maglio Companies donated 8,000 pounds of inedible, over-ripe tomatoes for the tomato fight that took place Murray Avenue. It has become a tradition for many tomato fight fans to dress in costume for...Read More
The celebration of Bronzeville Week continues until August 12, focusing on culture, history, art, commerce, entertainment, and community, inspired by the enthusiasm and attractiveness of Milwaukee’s original Bronzeville District.Read More
Photojournalist Nicholas Hansen documented the community participation in Tia Richardson’s “Sherman Park Rising” mural project over multiple days, from July 19 to 23, that took place on a brick wall adjacent to the corner of 48th and Center Streets.Read More
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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