It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some events we think you shouldn’t miss. If you would like your event to be considered for this column, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Friday.
1. McGovern Park’s fourth annual night out: Tuesday, June 18
Milwaukee residents are invited to join County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor and Milwaukee County Parks for a night out in McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51st Blvd. Food and entertainment will be provided. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18.
2. Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Day celebration: Wednesday, June 19
Milwaukee is celebrating its 48th annual Juneteenth Day on Wednesday, June 19. The celebration takes place at 2460 N. 6th St. and will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The festival features musical performances, food vendors, community organizers and more. For more information on Juneteenth Day’s history, click here.
3. Learn about “The Selma of the North”: Thursday, June 20
Patrick Jones, author of “The Selma of the North: Civil Rights Insurgency in Milwaukee,” will tell the story of Milwaukee’s Civil Rights Movement during the ‘60s and ‘70s during an event Thursday, June 20 at Coffee Makes You Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave. The event starts at 6 p.m. and donations can be made at the door.
4. Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee workshop: Friday, June 21
United Way is hosting a workshop by the Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee to discuss housing services on Friday, June 21 at 225 W. Vine St. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. Workshops cost $5. Materials and light refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, click here.
5. Grand opening of “Evicted” exhibit: Friday, June 21
Near West Side Partners is inviting Milwaukeeans to “Evicted,” an exhibition based on the book by Matthew Desmond. The exhibit will be housed in the Mobile Design Box, 753 N. 27th St., until September 30. It is free to the public. To RSVP for the grand opening, click here. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. Friday, June 21.
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