Over recent weeks I have found myself very hesitant to post anything on social media, and I especially recognize my refrain from posting controversial material. While part of this is due to having limited energy and time, and not wanting to exhaust that on the world wide web. However, another crucial factor I feel is that social media is decreasing my ability to be creative. It is incidentally making me boring and predictable by subconsciously posting topics for the yay-sayers. I am also seeing this play out in our daily lives, as our social media posts garner very predictable...Read More
Author: Pardeep Kaleka
In the memory of Paramjit Kaur, Satwant Singh Kaleka, Prakash Singh, Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, and Suveg Singh. “How is your community doing?” is the most common question we have been asked since the 2012 Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek. My reply has always been, “we are in great spirits, we are in Chardi Kala (Relentless Optimism).” While most respond with an understanding nod, I sometimes see uncertainty in their eyes. How can a community be doing well after one of the deadliest hate crimes was committed in a place of sanctuary? To Sikhs, there is nothing better...Read More
The reality of our society lacking compassion can be hard to swallow, especially with the awareness that the condition may have always been that way. The recent headlines in the news regarding the separation of immigrant families has us once again questioning if Milwaukee’s society, and the very foundation of our country, has any compassion. There are two very polar opposite views on the issue, and examining them from both extremes of the spectrum offers a better perspective on the social forces at work. On one side there are those who are very sympathetic to the plight of immigrants...Read More
As Donald Trump addressed the issue of California sanctuary city laws on May 17, he went on his latest rant about illegal immigrants in what has become a sustained assault on the psychology of Americans with his campaign to dehumanize people who are not white. Fresno County Sheriff Margret Mims conveniently set the stage with her comment, “There could be [a] MS-13 gang member I know about, if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them.” Trump responded, without mentioning anything specifically about MS-13, “We have people coming into the country or trying to come...Read More
Our journey began in America when I was 6 years old. When my mother, father, brother, and myself immigrated over, our status simply read “Resident Alien.” Coming from a small and humble faming town in Northern India, this was probably an improvement from the life that we would have led had we stayed, or was it? It can be concluded that this is probably the mindset of nearly every immigrant. The idea that this American Dream will lead to a better life. The year was 1982 when we moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a small manufacturing town, built on beer...Read More
Mass shootings have taken a toll on the collective wellbeing of American psyche. It has been over a month since the Marjory Douglas High School shooting that claimed 17 lives, and we continue to feel disgust stemming from our inability to make any real progress or changes to create safer societies. Judging by the large scale student activism, numerous walkouts, and planned marches encouraging continual civic engagement, this debate is far from over. Complicating matters is the recent school shooting where the gunman was mortally wounded by the school resource officer in Maryland, saving countless lives. So what do...Read More
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Day of the Dead Remembrance
Day of the Dead Remembrance at Forest Home Cemetery. Co-sponsored with Mexican Fiesta this is a FREE community event. Join us for children’s activities, a Service of Remembrance given by Father Norberto Sandoval of St Roman’s Parish and a Procession led by the Dance Academy of Mexico. Feel free to bring pictures, artwork, and flowers for the procession. Father Sandoval will be blessing the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Other performances include “música de son” by Milwaz Talleres/CoraSon y Madera and Grupo Renacer playing all of our favorite songs to end the event. Margarita Sandoval will setup a Genealogy booth and teach you how to trace your family history. Families who have loved ones resting at Forest Home may decorate graves from October 3th through October 10th. This will be a spectacular event in honor of our loved ones that have passed. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Forest Home Cemetery
2405 W Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215
The Bay View Neighborhood Association,
The Bay View Neighborhood Association, along with Bill Rouleau, Pumpkin Pavilion Creator, would like to invite you and your family to this annual Bay View tradition. This four-day, family-friendly event brings over 2,000 Bay View residents and Milwaukee neighbors to Humboldt Park Pavilion. Guests come to carve pumpkins, admire the display of 1,000 lit pumpkins, enjoy live music, eat local food, and embrace the fun that is Halloween. This event is entirely volunteer-powered. Since it’s inception, the Pumpkin Pavilion has added attractions, displays and new events each year.
October 17 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm - November 20 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm CST
Humboldt Park Pavilion
3000 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207