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. The Mobile Legal Clinic is going virtual
The Mobile Legal Clinic normally offers clinics at various locations such as public libraries. Due to COVID-19, the clinic has started offering its services online via Zoom. The Civil Legal Clinic takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays. Volunteer attorneys will offer legal advice on issues such as landlord/tenant, family law, small claims and more. The Expungement/Pardon Clinic is offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Both clinics are free. To schedule an appointment call 414-278-2046.
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2. Car wash fundraiser for Milwaukee first responders: Wednesday, July 8
Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy, 4030 N. 29th St., is hosting a car wash fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. The car wash costs $10, and all proceeds will go toward Milwaukee’s first responders.
An additional purpose of the fundraiser is to purchase food from local businesses at Sherman Phoenix for a food giveaway scheduled for July 13. It’s a dual effort to support minority-owned businesses and to have the students work collectively toward a good community cause.
3. Milwaukee Urban League and MATC offer GED and certificate program
The Milwaukee Urban League and Milwaukee Area Technical College have partnered to offer a new program. Participants can earn their GED and a health care customer service certificate online. To register, email Maura Fitzgerald at email@example.com or call 414-374-5345. Classes begin Wednesday, July 8 and end Friday, Aug. 28. Financial assistance is available.
4. “March On, Milwaukee”: Food and culture in the Cream City: Wednesday, July 8
“March On, Milwaukee” is a monthly discussion series that looks at key moments in the city’s history. The conversation takes place among educators, activists, scholars and others. This week, the topic is “Food and Culture in Cream City: Walker’s Point” featuring Marcela Garcia. The discussion will take place at noon on Wednesday, July 8. Join through Zoom; the meeting ID is 856 3438 8608.
5. Study group examines what it means to “defund the police”: Thursday, July 9
Devin Anderson of Liberate MKE, a campaign driven by the African American Roundtable, is hosting a study group on what it means to defund the police. The meeting will take place online at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 9. To register for the study group, click here.
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