It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some events that can enrich your weekend. 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.
- Fatherhood Summit: Friday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 5
Men, fathers and future fathers are invited to the Fatherhood Summit, a free two-day conference on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5. The summit is a part of the mayor’s Milwaukee Boys and Men of Color Week. There will be panels, child support case reviews, family court services, mental health and wellness resources and more. To register, click here. The conference is being held at MATC’s Downtown Campus, 700 W. State St., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
- Urban Studies fall lecture on “Placing Health Disparities”: Friday, Oct. 4
UW-Milwaukee’s Urban Studies department is hosting its fall lecture on Friday, Oct. 4. Sara McLafferty, a geography pprofessor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will discuss “Placing Health Disparities – Sociospatial Polarization and Women’s Health in a Changing City.” The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held at the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., in Room 191 and start at 3 p.m.
- 30th anniversary AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run: Saturday, Oct. 5
The AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 5. In the past, it has raised over $13.5 million for prevention, care and treatment services at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. The walk/run will be held at the Summerfest grounds, 200 N. Harbor Drive. Registration and the opening ceremony will be near the Miller Lite Oasis and begin at 10:30 a.m.
- “Self-Care Sunday” at the Bronzeville Collective: Sunday, Oct. 6
The women of the Bronzeville Collective MKE, 339 W. North Ave., are hosting a day of self-care on Sunday, Oct. 6. During the event, guests are invited to take care of their mental and spiritual health. The event is free and part of the collective’s Self Care Sunday Series. It starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
- National College Fair in Milwaukee: Sunday, Oct. 6
Students interested in college are invited to attend the National College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 6. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave. and run from noon to 3 p.m. While there, participants can meet with college experts and admission representatives from national and international colleges. For more information, click here.
Bonus: 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.