Frank Martinelli, president of the Center for Public Skills Training, shares his thoughts on how the Greater Milwaukee Foundation initiative can better address our community’s most pressing problems.
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Brenda Coley and Kirsten Shead, co-chairs of the Milwaukee Water Commons Drinking Water Initiative, focus on the concrete steps the city must take to protect residents and children from dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, writes about a summer camp that exemplifies the “beloved community” of the civil rights movement.
Erika L. Sanders, director of program services for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, decries the recent events in Charlottesville, where a white supremacists march spurred the death of three people.
Roy Evans, an attorney in private practice and an advocate on issues related to the rights and responsibilities of the African-American community, reflects on Sherman Park a year after the death of Sylville Smith at the hands of a Milwaukee police officer.
Denise D. Wooten, a community activist and resident of Borchert Field, remembers a time when disagreements were settled without guns and death.
Isiah Holmes, a writer and videographer, warns that undocumented immigrants are particularly at risk of being harmed by technological surveillance techniques used by law enforcement agencies.
Raymond M. Dall’Osto, a partner at the law firm of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP, focusing on criminal defense, civil litigation, licensing, employment and civil rights, and Kenneth Baker, a law clerk at the firm, write that the use of Stingrays violates individual privacy.
Bethany Sanchez, director of the Fair Lending Program at the nonprofit Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, asks Milwaukeeans to urge their U.S. senators and representatives to fight against weakening the reporting requirements for home lenders.
Mary Krawczyk, a writer and educator, writes about the Riverwest neighborhood, where she has lived for more than 20 years.