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. “This is Milwaukee Talking”: Monday, July 27
This is Milwaukee Project is hosting another segment of its “This is Milwaukee Talking” series. The conversation will take place on Zoom from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 27. This week’s panelists are Kai Luanda Gardner-Mishlove, Michael Carriere and Kenneth Cole. Registration is free, but space is limited.
2. Walnut Way financial literacy workshops for youth: Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30
Walnut Way’s Executive Director Antonio Butts is hosting two financial literacy workshops for young people. Youth ages 10 to 14 are invited to attend the workshop from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 28. Those who are 15 and older can attend the workshop from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 30. The workshops will include activities that focus on career and money skills and economic systems. To register, click here.
Milwaukee Public Schools and Milwaukee Recreation are continuing with their annual “Run Back to School.” This year’s run is virtual and will raise funds for Milwaukee youth recreation and wellness programs. Registration costs $5 for children and $10 for adults. People can register online, call 414-475-8410 or mail the form to Virtual Challenge, ℅ Youth Sports, 5225 W. Vliet St., Room 163, Milwaukee, WI 53208. Participants will be asked to complete four fitness activities that equal about 120 minutes from Aug. 3 to Aug. 27.
4. “School reopenings: Straight talk between students and education leaders”: Wednesday, July 29
The Milwaukee Urban League is hosting “School reopenings: Straight talk between students and education leaders” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. The panelists include Vicki Martin, president of Milwaukee Area Technical College; Keith Posley, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools; Mark Mone, chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Maleak Taylor of North Division High School; London Bates, UW-Madison Class of 2024; and Yazmin Cruz, UWM Class of 2024. Click here to register.
5. Youth march against gun violence: Friday, July 31
Safe & Sound is hosting a youth march at Moody Park, 2200 W. Auer St., from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 31. All are welcome to join the youth of the Amani neighborhood as they march against gun violence.
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