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 Thursday.
1. Liberating Minds Reading Circle: Monday, June 24
All are welcome to join Ubuntu Research and Evaluation in Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., for an intergenerational reading experience. Guests should bring a chair or blanket and a reusable water bottle. Books and articles will be available. There will be two reading circles on Monday, June 24, one at 10 a.m. and one at 6 p.m.
2. Interfaith rally against family raids: Monday, June 24
Religious leaders from the Racine Interfaith Coalition, the United Church of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, WISDOM, MICAH, Milwaukee’s Jewish community and Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice will join Voces de la Frontera members at a rally at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 24 outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, 310 E Knapp St. Participants will be protesting President Donald Trump’s “Family Operation” raids targeting refugee families. Call (414) 643-1620 for more information.
3. Brewcity Bruiser’s Give Back Picnic: Wednesday, June 26
The Brewcity Bruisers is hosting its annual give-back picnic at the Washington Park Bandshell, 4599 W. Lloyd St. Guests can hang out with roller derby athletes, eat free hotdogs and enjoy live music. The picnic is on Wednesday, June 26 and starts at 5 p.m.
4. Havenwoods Community Job Fair: Thursday, June 27
Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation is hosting a job fair on Thursday, June 27. Attendees are asked to bring their resume and be prepared to fill out applications on site. Employers include Milwaukee Job Corps, Brady Corp, Employ Milwaukee, US Bank and more. The fair is at the Milwaukee Job Corps Center, 6665 N. 60th St., and goes from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
5. Jazz Under the Trees: Saturday, June 29
St. Mark AME Church, 1616 W. Atkinson Ave., is hosting Jazz Under the Trees on Saturday, June 29. The event is free. Attendees should bring a chair. The music starts at 6 p.m.