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.
A.W.E.’s 5×3 Artist-in-Residence program allows young people to experience the process of creating public art, working with professional artists.
The Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation (MANDIs) recognize people and projects that improve the quality of life in central city neighborhoods.
The Walker’s Point Center for the Arts kicked off its 24th annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration with an opening night reception displaying colorful ofrendas decorated with items representing loved ones in the artists’ lives.
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.
The threat of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of participants in UNCOM’s ninth annual Walk for Wellness, which promotes healthy eating and active living.
Matthew Bin Han Ong, a former intern at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, is among 14 journalists chosen for the inaugural class of the National Cancer Reporting Fellowships. The fellowship was created as a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and the Association of Health Care Journalists.
The Arts @ Large student-created exhibit “We Speak” tells the stories of first-generation immigrants, influential women from around the world and local survivors of gender-based violence.