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. Jaquira Díaz at Boswell Books: Tuesday, Nov. 19
Jaquira Díaz, the author of “Ordinary Girls,” will be at Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The memoir details what it was like to grow up in the housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach. The event starts at 7 p.m.
2. Paul Wellington at Tippecanoe Library: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Paul Wellington will be at Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell St., on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Wellington is the author of “Black Built: History and Architecture in the Black Community.” He is also the cofounder of MKE Black, which explores the works of black architects. The event starts at 6 p.m.
3. Black Lives Matter at School Week Curriculum Night: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Community members and educators are invited to learn the history of the Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The Black Educators Caucus MKE will be on hand to talk about curriculum resources and lesson plans. Curriculum Night will take place at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, 3275 N. 3rd St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4. LIT power hour: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Leaders Igniting Transformation, better known as LIT, is hosting a power hour at the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., lower floor, on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The event is free and will focus on the intersection of art and activism in black and brown communities. There will be food, spoken word, voter registration and more. Power hour begins at 6 p.m.
5. Frank P. Zeidler Legacy Breakfast: Thursday, Nov. 21
Milwaukeeans are invited to the second annual Frank P. Zeidler Legacy Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 21. The event is hosted by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. This year, Reggie Jackson will be honored. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased here. The breakfast will take place at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
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