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.
- Milwaukee Boys and Men of Color week: Monday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 5
This is the sixth annual Boys and Men of Color Week in Milwaukee. Among the events is the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative summit, which takes place at MATC, 700 W. State St., on Friday, Oct. 5. The summit begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Click the link to pre-register.
- TRUE Skool fall open house: Tuesday, Sept. 1
TRUE Skool, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., is hosting its fall open house on Tuesday, Oct. 1. This is an opportunity for parents and children to learn about afterschool sessions, meet the team and tour the headquarters. The school uses hip-hop and other creative arts to engage and empower Milwaukee youths. The open house runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- St. Joe’s Accountability Coalition’s town hall meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 1
St. Joe’s Accountability Coalition will be discussing its survey results on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The surveys were conducted over the past three months and asked community residents what they envisioned for Ascension St. Joseph and what healthcare should look like. The town hall-style meeting will take place at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., and start at 5:30 p.m.
- Wisconsin Justice Initiative hosts talk on “From Ferguson to the finish line” with journalist Tony Messenger: Thursday, Oct. 3
The Wisconsin Justice Initiative is hosting Tony Messenger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, on Thursday, Oct. 3. Messenger will discuss “From Ferguson to the finish line: A path forward on criminal justice reform.” The talk will be held at the Ivy House, 906 S. Barclay St., and start at 5:30 p.m. To register, click here.
- Black Lens kickoff party: Friday, Oct. 4
Black Lens MKE, a Milwaukee Film Festival program that highlights films by African American filmmakers, is hosting its kickoff event on Friday, Oct. 4. During the event, guests will have an opportunity to network, socialize and view Black Lens’ film lineup. The kickoff will take place at No Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., and start at 7 p.m.