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 email@example.com and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Milwaukee Transit Riders Union on regional transit: Thursday, May 21
Wisconsin Bike Fed Safe & Healthy Streets and the Milwaukee Riders Transit Union are hosting a Zoom meeting on regional transit at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The conversation, facilitated by the Zeidler Group, will discuss Southeastern Wisconsin’s transportation opportunities and challenges. To join the meeting, register here. For additional information on the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union, check out its Facebook page.
2. Sherman Phoenix fundraiser: Friday, May 22
The Sherman Phoenix is hosting a fundraiser, the Phoenix Rising Zoom-A-Thon, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 22. To register for the livestream, click here and use the keyword “Phoenix Rising.” The Zoom will feature special guests and performances by local artists. To donate, visit the Sherman Phoenix website.
3. City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County release public health plans
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to extend the stay-at-home order. In response, the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County have each created a public health plan. Under these plans, bars and restaurants remain limited to takeout services, but other businesses such as childcare operators, barbershops and salons, and retail establishments can open if they comply with the physical distancing and protective measure requirements. Click here for the City of Milwaukee order and the Milwaukee County order.
Since the start of this pandemic, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee has been committed to serving meals to families. The organization provides children 18 and under with three meals a day, seven days a week for a total of 21 meals per child. Families can pick up the meals while supplies last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Monday at the following locations: Daniels-Mardak Club, 4834 N. 35th St., LaVarnway Club, 2739 N. 15th St., and Davis Club, 1975 S. 24th St.
The Southside Organizing Center launched a 10-week social distancing cleanup initiative in April in honor of Earth Day. As the cleanup continues, the organization is looking for families and individuals to help. Those interested are asked to register online. After cleaning up, families are encouraged to post a photo.
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