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Something to Say: Legacy of MLK honored with program to help Milwaukee families talk about racism

Residents from all over Milwaukee participated in the learning experience “Something to Say,” an online program from January 14 to 16, that celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Organized as a partnership between Race & Faith and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Something to Say was an effort to encourage families to have conversations about racism. “We’re surrounded by so much racial trauma and negativity, in this systemically anti-Black environment that we live in. How do we create change? By encouraging, engaging, and equipping families to have...

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World leaders thanked for their support of Ukraine in billboard series by the “Brave Society” of Irpin

In the first 10 months of the war, about about 100 world-famous dignitaries visited Milwaukee’s Sister City of Irpin. For those foreign guests, Irpin became a symbol of hope, and the cost of freedom was represented by the city’s destruction. The Ukrainian construction company Vidvazhnykh Hrupa, known in English as the “Brave Society,” took the initiative and placed boards with words of gratitude to world leaders. Thanks for supporting Ukraine and the nation’s Armed Forces – “A World of Courageous People! #ДЯКУЄМОЗАПИДТРИМКУ,” was expressed to U.S. President Joe Biden, Polish President Andrzej Duda, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European...

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Year In Review 2022: Influences over a lifetime from Thich Nhat Hanh to Gilligan’s Island

2022 began with Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The traumatic war crimes against the Ukrainian people the escalating humanitarian crisis has strained the global economy and every level of civilized society. While taking place a continent away, the war remains deeply felt across America and at home in the neighborhoods of Milwaukee. 2022 also continued a third year with the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, but with the worst of the pandemic left behind from the previous two years. American Democracy remained imperiled, with weaponized politics undoing decades of Civil Rights work. But results from the midterm elections offered...

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Year In Review 2022: Celebrating Milwaukee in photos after a long stretch of social distancing

2022 began with Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The traumatic war crimes against the Ukrainian people the escalating humanitarian crisis has strained the global economy and every level of civilized society. While taking place a continent away, the war remains deeply felt across America and at home in the neighborhoods of Milwaukee. 2022 also continued a third year with the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, but with the worst of the pandemic left behind from the previous two years. American Democracy remained imperiled, with weaponized politics undoing decades of Civil Rights work. But results from the midterm elections offered...

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Year In Review 2022: The enduring spirit of the Milwaukee community and its many voices

2022 began with Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The traumatic war crimes against the Ukrainian people the escalating humanitarian crisis has strained the global economy and every level of civilized society. While taking place a continent away, the war remains deeply felt across America and at home in the neighborhoods of Milwaukee. 2022 also continued a third year with the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, but with the worst of the pandemic left behind from the previous two years. American Democracy remained imperiled, with weaponized politics undoing decades of Civil Rights work. But results from the midterm elections offered...

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Year In Review 2022: First-hand reports from the early days of war in Ukraine

2022 began with Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The traumatic war crimes against the Ukrainian people the escalating humanitarian crisis has strained the global economy and every level of civilized society. While taking place a continent away, the war remains deeply felt across America and at home in the neighborhoods of Milwaukee. 2022 also continued a third year with the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus, but with the worst of the pandemic left behind from the previous two years. American Democracy remained imperiled, with weaponized politics undoing decades of Civil Rights work. But results from the midterm elections offered...

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