Denise Wooten, a community activist and graduate of North Division High School, writes of a special tribute to two beloved teachers, Sarah Grant-Rowe and Arlene Skwierawski.
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.
Bill Christofferson, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam and a member of Milwaukee Chapter 102 of Veterans for Peace, writes that in Milwaukee there is no place for peace on Veterans Day.
County Executive Chris Abele wrote the opinion piece below, expressing his views on the proposed county budget. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service invited County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb to respond.
Mark Rice, a Wisconsin statewide EXPO organizer and #CLOSEmsdf Campaign lead organizer, writes that it’s time for public officials to speak out about the need to close the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF).
Alan R. Schultz, an EXPO (Ex-Prisoners Organizing) state board member, community advocate and activist, argues that the Milwaukee Police Department’s data-driven policing doesn’t address the root causes of crime.
Carmen Pitre, president and CEO of Sojourner, reflects on how to spread peace during a time of so much violence and suffering. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Margaret Rozga, poet, civil rights activist and professor emerita of English at UW-Waukesha, reflects on the role of public art in the battle for social justice.
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.
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.