It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. Walnut Way’s webinars: Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23
Walnut Way is offering two webinars this week. The first, a webinar about using data science to empower the future of Lindsay Heights, will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. The second is a Community wealth building program designed for entrepreneurs that looks at the best way to communicate with funders and partners, how to create a business plan and more. It will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. Click the links to register.
2. Thrive to Survive – yoga with a cause
Future Urban Leaders of Milwaukee is offering free weekly online youth yoga classes at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The classes are open to the public. Jamila Carney leads the class in stretching and breathing techniques while also creating a space for youths to share their feelings and learn about self-care. To register, click here.
3. The Democratic National Convention’s new website
The Democratic National Convention Committee recently launched a new website. The new site is more user friendly and makes it easier for delegates, members of the media and volunteers to get involved and stay informed. It is also available in Spanish. Individuals can see the plans for the convention, learn more about Milwaukee and more.
4. Unite thru light: Wednesday, April 22
The CarePatrol of Milwaukee is encouraging Milwaukeeans to place a candle or luminary outside their homes at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. The light is meant to be a symbol of solidarity during these times. It is also meant to offer support to the healthcare workers, who are working tirelessly in the midst of this pandemic.
Love Your Block Milwaukee is a program that helps community members and organizations revitalize their neighborhoods through mini grants. Past projects have included pocket parks, art installations and neighborhood cleanups. The program recently announced it would be extending the application deadline to Friday, May 1. Additionally, the boundaries have been extended so more neighborhoods can apply.
Bonus: The latest coronavirus coverage from NNS
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