It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. Hmong Census Coalition to livestream “The Stranger”: Friday, May 29
The Hmong Census Coalition is livestreaming an original Hmong film, “The Stranger,” at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The film will be shown on YouTube and Facebook, followed by a Q&A session with the director, Bryan Vue, and the star, Tom Thao. The story follows Steve as he escapes from Laos and lives the “American Dream.” The Hmong Census Coalition will also use this time to update the Hmong community on census activities and why everyone needs to be counted.
It’s inevitable to feel a little bored or cagey these days. That’s why we’ve s created Social Distancing Block Bingo (download here). Each square contains a fun activity that can be done while still maintaining social distancing. Print or download your card today.
3. Voces de la Frontera digital day of action: Saturday, May 30
Voces de la Frontera along with Youth Empowered in the Struggle is hosting a digital day of action on Saturday, May 30. The day will be split into two sessions with the first going from 10 a.m. to noon and the second from noon to 2 p.m. The event is dedicated to encouraging community members to participate in the census, register to vote and join grassroot efforts to mobilize youth and communities of color. To join in, click the Zoom link.
4. Milwaukee’s North Side has COVID-19 testing sites
There are COVID-19 testing sites on Milwaukee’s North Side, including Progressive Community Health Centers, 3522 W. Lisbon Ave., Outreach Community Health Centers, 210 W. Capitol Drive, and Milwaukee Health Services, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. For the full list, click here. Milwaukee residents experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should call their healthcare provider or dial 2-1-1 for assistance.
Parents can now register their children for Milwaukee Public Schools virtual summer academy July session. The academy is available for students in K5 through grade 12. Classes will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting Monday, July 6 until Friday, July 31. The deadline to register is Friday, June 26. To sign out a Chromebook for the summer session, families will need to contact their home school before the end of the school year.
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