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Friar Castilloto to keynote at democracy series on migrant advocacy

Catholic Friar Tomás González Castillo, who advocates for migrants, will kick off the Marquette Democracy Project spring series on February 28. As founder and director of La 72, a sanctuary near the Mexico-Guatemala border, Friar Tomás González Castillo is a leader of a Catholic movement to advocate for migrants in Mexico. He spends much of his time traveling Mexico to call attention to the many issues surrounding the migrants. Castillo will speak at the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University, as part of the initial event of four spring forums sponsored by the university’s Democracy Project. “As one of...

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Milwaukee Carnival to celebrate city’s diverse culture

The Urban Economic Development Association presents a night of music, dancing, dining, and carnival entertainment. On February 25, the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA) will celebrate Milwaukee’s culture and diversity with its annual fundraiser, Carnival Milwaukee. The event will be held from 6:30 – 10:30p.m. at the Zoofari Conference Center located at 9715 W. Bluemound Road in Milwaukee. In its ninth year, Carnival Milwaukee continues to provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy food, fun and festivities in our unique and diverse city. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to taste an array of dishes from more...

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Lawsuit filed by city aims to shut down Churchill properties

The legal complaint stated that a landlord allegedly knew widespread illegal activities were taking place on the real estate he owned. The City of Milwaukee filed a lawsuit seeking the closure and sale of 12 near south side rental properties that have been linked to widespread crіmіnаl activities, including drug sales and prоstіtutіon. Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman José G. Pérez, whose aldermanic districts are home to all 12 of the properties owned by defendant Kenneth D. Churchill III of West Allis, said the properties have been a source of numerous complaints about crіmіnаl activities for years. “It is...

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Milwaukee Veterans Light Up the Arts

Several military veteran performers and artists will showcase their artwork and talent at Veterans Light Up the Arts on March 2 at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. The all-veteran art showcase is sponsored by area community organizations serving veterans, including Feast of Crispian: Shakespeare with Veterans and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. The event will feature musical and dramatic performances by area veterans, as well as a showcase of visual pieces by veteran artists. US Army veteran Tarik Moody of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee will be the MC for the evening, which will feature Jason Moon, the J. Ryan Trio, Feast...

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UWM Chancellor Mone commits to carbon neutral policy

The academic institution will build on a decade-long reputation for sustainability with its climate commitment. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone deepened the university’s commitment to environmental sustainability and cost-effective operations on February 14. He signed a formal pledge to shrink UWM’s carbon footprint and build its capacity to adapt to climate change and other environmental stressors. Since 2005, UW-Milwaukee has used digital technology, solar panels, natural lighting and other eco-innovations to reduce campus energy consumption by 27 percent and greenhouse-gas emissions by 15 percent. The Climate Commitment that Mone signed on Tuesday is led by the higher-ed sustainability...

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$5M state grant to fund St. Ann’s Bucyrus Campus completion

St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care was included in the Governor’s proposed biennial budget as a non-state agency grant recipient. The $5 million will be used exclusively to fund construction costs to complete its Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave. The center opened in September 2015 after raising about $19 million of the $26 million needed to complete the project. The State allocation will allow the center to open 100 percent of its program units and fully serve the community. “We are so appreciative to the State for helping us finish construction of the Bucyrus Campus,” said President/CEO Sr....

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