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. Urgent need for blood donations: Monday, June 1
The American Red Cross needs blood donations. Visit the Red Cross website to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. The United Methodist Children’s Services, 3940 W. Lisbon Ave., will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 1. The Southside Church of Christ, 1933 W. Grange Ave., also will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1.
2. Zeidler Group hosts “Frank Talk” on homelessness and eviction: Tuesday, June 2
The Zeidler Group is hosting a conversation on homelessness and eviction from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The talk is a part of the group’s “Frank Talks,” which are conversations based on Frank Zeidler’s legacy of civil discourse. The conversation will take place over Zoom and feature Sister MacCanon Brown and Lt. Karen Dubois of the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary. To RSVP, click here. Read: What Milwaukee renters need to know about eviction.
3. Community leaders launch the “You Matter” campaign
The Stronger Together Collective is a group of leaders who banded together to address problems in Milwaukee. As part of its efforts, it’s launched the “You Matter” or “Cuidate” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to provide a space for community members, social advocates and government officials to have conversations on how to raise awareness and advocacy on issues regarding racial inequities. For more information, check out the You Matter MKE Facebook page.
4. Milwaukee County Transit System to resume fare collection: Monday, June 1
The Milwaukee County Transit System is resuming fare collection starting at 4 a.m. on Monday, June 1. Riders are asked to wear a mask or face covering while riding the bus. For now, each bus will remain limited to 10 passengers. For additional information, visit the Milwaukee County Transit System website.
5. “Bridge the City” podcast’s episode on mutual aid
The podcast, “Bridge the City,” recently released a conversation focused on mutual aid and the role it has played during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Bridge the City” spoke with Metcalfe Park Community Bridges and Ayuda Mutua MKE. To listen, click here. Read: NNS Spotlight: ‘I feel defeated after I watch the news’: Podcast creators work to change narratives, spur civic action
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