Look Who’s Turning One, a birthday party for Milwaukee babies who reached their first birthdays in 2018, also called attention to infant mortality.
Few communities are known by their ZIP codes, but Milwaukee’s 53206 is an exception. The statistics are grim. For example, 62 percent of black men in 53206 are incarcerated, the highest percentage in the country, and 44.6 percent of individuals live below the poverty line. But there is much more to 53206 than these statistics.
Local activists gathered this weekend for an intergenerational conversation and bus tour at the former site of St. Boniface Church. The event marked an end to nine months of events honoring the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s fair housing marches.