The second annual Milwaukee Dia De Los Muertos parade, celebrating a traditional Mexican holiday, brought colorful costumes, masks, music and dancing to the Walker’s Point neighborhood recently.
A large crowd of people occupied Zeidler Park on Oct. 15 to rally against big banks and corporate influence in politics. Demonstrators, who said they represented the “99 percent,” marched from Zeidler to the corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue, where they spoke out against what they called “the crimes committed against the American public.”
UW-Milwaukee student Alicia Skeeter, who was inspired by meeting the Freedom Riders of the 1960s, joined the Occupy Milwaukee rally to focus attention on economic disparities.
A new training program in urban medicine offered by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health sent a medical student to the Bread of Healing Clinic in Lindsay Heights and another to the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center in Clarke Square last year. Now the two students have chosen to complete their three-year residencies in Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods.
The second annual Milwaukee Dia De Los Muertos parade, on Friday, Oct. 28, will feature colorful masks, costumes, dancing and music.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. celebrated its annual Harvest Day complete with live entertainment, food and information booths for local businesses and organizations.
A small group of skilled craftsmen in Lindsay Heights is restoring foreclosed and abandoned houses while employing out-of-work tradesmen. The Craftsmen Restoration Guild, conceived by Walnut Way Conservation Corp., aims to improve the community by bringing houses up to code and increasing curb appeal.
Free workshops to create masks for the second annual Dia De Los Muertos parade on Friday, Oct. 28, are being held on Saturdays at The Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Patrons are reacting well to the fresh fruits and vegetables and lower-fat dishes now provided three days a week at Agape Community Center.
Longfellow Elementary hosted its annual Mercado Day to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and to teach the children about Hispanic culture.