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. “DrumTalk” with the Ko-Thi Dance Company: Friday, July 31
The fourth virtual installment of the Ko-Thi Dance Company’s “SANKOFA” series takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 31. This week’s episode is titled “DrumTalk” and features Ko-Thi Musical Director Kumasi Allen and members of the Children’s Performing Ensemble. Allen will discuss drumming techniques, tradition and more. Visit the group’s Vimeo page to see the full series.
2. People’s Maps Commission deadline: Friday, July 31
The deadline to apply for Gov. Tony Evers’ People’s Maps Commission, a nonpartisan initiative, is Friday, July 31. One person representing each of Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts will be chosen. Starting in 2021, the commission will learn about the redistricting process and then proceed to draw fair maps, which will be presented to the Legislature. Click here to apply.
3. HaRUNbee walk/run goes virtual: Saturday, Aug. 1
The annual HaRUNbee walk/run for healthy birth outcomes is going virtual this year. The event is hosted by the National Coalition for Healthy Black Families and Bronzeville Week. Participants are invited to complete the walk/run in their neighborhoods on Saturday, Aug. 1. Individuals or teams interested in signing up can click here.
4. Drive-up voter registration at El Rey Foods: Saturday, Aug. 1
Common Ground is hosting a drive-up voter registration station from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at El Rey Foods, 5200 W. Oklahoma Ave. Click here for information. READ: What you need to know to vote in the Aug. 11 primary
5. LISC offers small businesses relief grant funding
LISC is offering small businesses relief grants through its Rapid Relief & Recovery Fund. The application period for Round 5 is open. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and to apply, click here.
Bonus: Youth march against gun violence: Friday, July 31
Safe & Sound, the Amani Youth Council, the Dominican Center and Amani United are hosting a youth march against gun violence. The march will take place at Moody Park, 2200 W. Auer St. Organized speakers will begin at 1 p.m. with the march to follow at 2 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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