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Fact Sheet: A Sustainable Water Future

The Executive Office of the President issued a white paper, outlining comments to action on building a sustainable water future. Page 12 features the plan by the City of Milwaukee. Water challenges are facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. These challenges are particularly problematic in predominantly poor, minority, or rural communities, where water inequality can go hand-in-hand with socioeconomic inequality. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West, severe flooding in the Southeast, and the water-quality crisis in Flint, MI, have elevated a national dialogue on...

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Victory Garden Initiative awards five community orchards

Recently the Victory Garden Initiative (VGI) ushered in the hope for spring when they announced the winners of five new community orchards that will be planted in April. Every community in Milwaukee County was encouraged to apply for the project that would support their cultivation of local food sources in the city. Selecting from the many applicants, VGI’s Fruity Nutty Committee chose five winners: Centro Hispano, Hales Corners Environmental Committee, Urban Eden Community Garden, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus, and a partnership between Milwaukee Jewish Day School and Westside Academy to steward the growth of fruit and...

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Bill Sell: Bay View’s Conscience

Considered a voice of social justice and the civic leader who began the renaissance movement for Bay View, Bill Sell has spent his life as an activist and champion of building better communities in Milwaukee. | Q&A Q: How did you become an activist, and is that the correct term to describe your work? A: Activism seems to have been in my blood since I grew up in a working class household. My Dad was a steward and became president of a local union, during which time faced a brutal strike against GE X-Ray. Fast forward to my years...

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Video: Community Activism

Considered a voice of social justice and the community leader who began the renaissance movement for Bay View, Bill Sell has spent his life as an activist and champion of building a better Milwaukee.

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Founder of America’s Black Holocaust Museum celebrated at annual gathering

Centennial Hall at the Milwaukee Public Library hosted an evening to honor American civil rights activist, Dr. James Cameron, on February 27. The event was produced by America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) as part of their annual Founder’s Day Gathering. Black Voices Matter! An Evening of Arts and Culture was the theme for the 2016 program. It dramatized the historic and enduring struggle against violence and oppression presented by black artists and writers. Established in 1988, ABHM was the only memorial dedicated specifically to the African victims of enslavement in the United States. The physical museum closed in 2008...

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