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. Vegan Soul popup at Alice’s Garden: Tuesday, June 16
In celebration of Juneteenth Week, Vegan Soul is having a popup at Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. The menu is entirely vegan and celebrates the food heritage and culture of African Americans. All orders must be pre-ordered and prepaid by noon on Monday, June 15. For CashApp, pay to $ZCourtney and for PayPal, pay to email@example.com. For additional information call 414-526-9329.
2. Rally to end contracts between MPS and MPD: Wednesday, June 17
Leaders Igniting Transformation is hosting a rally and asking Milwaukee Public Schools to end its contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department. The rally will take place at Milwaukee Public Schools, 5225 W. Vliet St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. In case you missed it: Educators push MPS to end contracts with the Milwaukee Police Department.
3. Drive-in movie screening of documentary “13th”: Wednesday, June 17
Bounce Milwaukee, 2801 S. 5th Court, is hosting a drive-in movie screening of the documentary “13th” from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the documentary looks at the history of racial inequality with a focus on prisons. Tickets cost $10 and will reserve your parking spot.
4. PSC ends moratorium on utility disconnections
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted last week to end the moratorium on utility disconnections put in place to protect users during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Wednesday, July 15, utilities will be allowed to send disconnection notices, and full disconnections can begin on Saturday, July 25. Utility customers who may have fallen behind on payments should reach out to their utility provider to set up a payment plan or apply for further assistance. If an agreement cannot be reached, customers can contact the PSC directly at 1-800-225-7729 or file a complaint on the PSC website. Customers who have a medical condition or are sick with COVID-19 can still avoid disconnection with a temporary waiver.
5. Safe & Sound’s virtual Juneteenth Day celebration: Friday, June 19
Safe & Sound is hosting a virtual Juneteenth Day celebration from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 19. The event will take place over Zoom and feature a celebration of history, culture and freedom. There will be music, poetry and dance. Read what Juneteenth Day means to Milwaukee.
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