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Ride Against Hate: Sikh Motorcycle Club makes cross-country journey to Oak Creek for August 5 memorial

The Sikh Motorcycle Club rode from the Stockton Gurdwara in Stockton, California to the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin for the 10th anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara Massacre. The Stockton Gurdwara has a special place in the Sikh American community, being the first Sikh temple built in the United States. “Ride Against Hate” was meant to bring the community together for a cross-country ride by motorcycle enthusiasts against hate incidents. Their goal was also to spread positivity and educate people on the Sikh religion. “Every time we make a stop we are educating people about what...

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Security for our Sister City: Milwaukee approves the donation of protective police gear to Irpin in Ukraine

The Milwaukee Common Council approved File #220396 on July 28, a substitute resolution relating to gifting protective gear from the Milwaukee Police Department to Milwaukee’s sister city in Ukraine. Irpin was designated as a “Hero City” by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in April after the local Territorial Guard and Ukraine’s military forces halted Putin’s invasion plan to capture the capital city of Kyiv, and pushed Russian troops into a retreat. Oleksandr Markushin, Irpin’s Mayor, visited Milwaukee in June and met with Mayor Cavalier Johnson to secure funding and support. The invasion, and Russia’s tactic of specifically targeting civilians, left vast...

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See Me Because: Transit art campaign about why young voices matter installed along The Hop Streetcar route

The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, unveiled a new partnership with Milwaukee Downtown BID #21 and nonprofit Art Start to bring youth-driven public art installations to Milwaukee on July 28. Art Start’s “See Me Because” initiative is a public transit art campaign providing historically marginalized youth from both Milwaukee and New York City with a large-scale platform sparking dialogue around youth identities and self-determination in a public space. “These young people have voices and achievements that ought to be known, and this is an opportunity to make that happen,” said Mayor Cavalier Johnson. “I am pleased we...

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Design for new Milwaukee Public Museum shows influence from the ecological history of Wisconsin

Milwaukee Public Museum kicked off the public phase of its “Wisconsin Wonders” fundraising campaign on July 18, aimed at enabling the once-in-a-lifetime construction of a new Museum in Milwaukee. To be located on a 2.4 acre development at the corner of Sixth and Vliet Streets in the Haymarket neighborhood adjacent to the city’s Deer District, the new museum will be the largest cultural project in Wisconsin history. “Our community has the privilege and opportunity to reimagine what this beloved institution can be and further our mission to inspire curiosity and knowledge of our world’s natural and cultural diversity,” said...

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Milwaukee County War Memorial Center nears funding goal to install new “Gallery of Honor” exhibit

The Milwaukee County War Memorial Center has entered the public phase of a $500,000 campaign to build a world-class exhibit to honor the 64 Wisconsin residents who received the highest and most prestigious military decoration in the United States, the Congressional Medal of Honor. For 65 years, the War Memorial Center’s mission has been to “Honor the Dead by Serving the Living.” When its doors opened in 1957, there were a lot of families directly associated with causalities from World War II and Korea. Milwaukee County alone had about 4,000 members of the community lost in those conflicts. It...

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Milwaukee’s interfaith community installs new multi-language monument as a proclamation for peace

A new interfaith peace pole was dedicated on June 20 at the grounds of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, by leaders of many faiths who proclaimed their united dedication to work for peace in the community. The public event was hosted by the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The pole presented in dozen languages the shared desire among local leaders for peace, not just in Milwaukee but the entire world. السلام للعالم أجمع • 我们祝愿世界人类的和平 • May Peace Prevail On Earth • Puisse la Paix régner dans le Monde • Möge Friede auf Erden sein...

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