Yanna Lambrinidou is affiliate faculty in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech and founding member of the Campaign for Lead Free Water. Paul A. Biedrzycki formerly served as director of Disease Control and Environmental Health at the City of Milwaukee Health Department.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service invites community members to submit opinion pieces of 500-800 words on topics of interest to central city Milwaukee. To send a submission for consideration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The views expressed are solely those of the authors.
Shawn Mitchell, an Ex Fabula fellow, will tell the harrowing story below at an Ex Fabula event on Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. at PEARLS for Teen Girls. A storytelling coach will lead attendees through small group activities to help them craft stories about race and equity.
William R. Tisdale, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, writes that the goals of the Fair Housing Act — to promote integration and end unlawful discrimination in housing —have not been achieved, 50 years after the act was signed into law.
Gretchen Schuldt, executive director of Wisconsin Justice Initiative Action, writes that State Sen. Leah Vukmir and other Republican assembly members want to increase local property taxes — a lot. Wisconsin Justice Initiative Action advocates for independence and integrity in criminal and civil legal systems.