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.
1. Vigil for children lost to abuse: Friday, Nov. 1
The Guardians of the Children-HAWG City Chapter is hosting a vigil for children who were victims of child abuse on Friday, Nov. 1. The vigil will be held at 800 W. Concordia Ave. and will begin at 6 p.m.
2. The Breakfast Club II: Saturday, Nov. 2
The Wisconsin Black Restaurant Association Guide will be gathering on Saturday, Nov. 2. At this meeting, the group will be discussing the opportunities within the 2020 Democratic Convention. It will be held at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
3. Ben’s community meal listening session: Saturday, Nov. 2
Capuchin Community Services is inviting volunteers at St. Ben’s to a community listening session on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 930 W. State St. The session is an opportunity to meet with the new ministry director and the new pastoral director. During the session, guests are encouraged to share their ideas for the future of St. Ben’s Community Meal. Donuts and coffee will be served. RSVP by calling (414) 933-1300,Ext 1123 or click here.
4. Holiday food drive: Saturday, Nov. 2
MAP Realty Group and the Hunger Task Force are hosting a holiday food drive on Saturday, Nov. 2. People are encouraged to drop off non-perishable items at MAP Realty Group, 2473 S. Howell Ave., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5. Call to action in defense of DACA: Saturday, Nov. 2
As part of the #HomeIsHere campaign, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, or YES, and Voces de la Frontera are asking Milwaukeeans to join them in the fight to protect DACA recipients, their families and immigrants everywhere. The event will be held at South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
Bonus: UWM’s annual autumn pow wow: Saturday, Nov. 2
The American Indian Student Association at UW-Milwaukee is hosting its 42nd annual autumn pow wow on Saturday, Nov. 2. The pow wow is free and open to the public. It starts at noon and will take place at the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., in the ballroom on the first floor.