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. Health Department hosts Back-to-School Fairs: Monday, Aug. 31
The City of Milwaukee’s Health Department is hosting Back-to-School Fairs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31. The fairs are being held at four locations throughout the city: Hopkins Lloyd School, 1503 W. Hopkins St.; Riverwest School, 2765 N. Fratney St.; Greenfield Bilingual School, 1711 S. 35th St.; and Kilbourn School, 5354 N. 68th St. Students can receive school supplies, book bags, masks, hand sanitizer and more.
2. Milwaukee Recreation registration is open
Milwaukee residents can now register for the Milwaukee Recreation’s fall programs. In-person registration is not currently available, but people can register online or over the phone by calling 414-475-8811. To view the recreation guide, click here. Registration for non-residents opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The online registration deadline ends one week before the class begins.
3. Weekly Wednesday webinar: Reckless driving: Wednesday, Sept. 2
Reckless driving is the topic of this week’s webinar by the Near West Side Partners. The webinar will be livestreamed on Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. This week’s conversation features Ald. Chantia Lewis, Celia Jackson from the Coalition of Safe Driving MKE and Damien Smith of Safe & Sound. To register, click here. READ: As reckless driving incidents mount in Milwaukee, task force releases plan to fix problem
4. Fuel Milwaukee’s “Race Bridge” webinar: Thursday, Sept. 3
Fuel Milwaukee is hosting a webinar titled “Race Bridge: Hyper Segregation in Milwaukee.” The webinar will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3. Historian and educator Reginald Jackson will be leading the discussion. Jackson will talk about the history of segregation in America, why it hit Milwaukee harder and what Milwaukeeans can do to erase racial lines in the city. To register, click here.
5. Black and Brown Solidarity March: Saturday, Sept. 5
Youth Empowered in the Struggle is hosting a solidarity march and rally for Black and brown lives. The march will take place at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5. The group plans to march across the 16th Street Bridge, which connects Milwaukee’s predominantly Latinx South Side with its predominantly Black North Side.
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