Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, honors Americans who died in war.
The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA for Allison Dikanovic’s special report, “A Crime Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking in Milwaukee.” The two-part series ran on Feb. 29 and March 1, 2016. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
The Innovations & Wellness Commons, Johnsons Park Revitalization project and the Historic Wally Schmidt Tavern, all located in Lindsay Heights, walked away with MANDI awards, which recognize the “unsung heroes” of Milwaukee neighborhood development innovation.
Community members can vote for the MANDI People’s Choice Award winners from March 27 through April 5. The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation honor organizations and individuals for their work to revitalize city neighborhoods.
Building on last year’s conference on “Reviving Justice,” Plymouth Church, UCC, hosted a two-day event on Sept. 24 and 25 called “Reviving Peace.” About 140 people attended the conference, which sought to provide opportunities for attendees to learn about diverse spiritual traditions, and to make new connections for peace work.