The Sherman Park unrest was a moment of reckoning in our city.
For some, it was a wake-up call, while for others, it seemed inevitable. From all sides, there were countless calls for dialogue, healing and action.
On the third anniversary of Sylville Smith’s death and ensuing unrest, we are hosting three conversations in Sherman Park that feature activists and advocates connected to the Sherman Park community.
These will be broadcast on Facebook Live through our page on Tuesday, Aug. 13th.
11 a.m.: Program the Park’s Vaun Mayes, Gab Taylor and youths from Sherman Park
12 p.m.: Mildred Haynes (Sylville Smith’s mother), Sedan Smith (Sylville Smith’s brother), Wisconsin Voice’s Markasa Tucker and members of UBLAC
1 p.m.: ACLU’s Jarrett English and community advocate Camille Mays
(All groups are subject to change.)
Please let us know in the comments if you have any questions you would like us to ask.
About Adam Carr
Adam is the deputy editor for community engagement at NNS. A proud product of Milwaukee Public Schools and lifelong Milwaukeean, he authored the children’s book, “Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City,” working with five third grade classrooms throughout Milwaukee and SHARP Literacy. You can email him or call the newsroom at (414) 604-6397.
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