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.
- The U.S. Census Bureau sends out questionnaires
Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau sent out an additional paper questionnaire to households that haven’t yet responded to the 2020 census. The questionnaires are set to arrive by Tuesday, Sept. 15, but in the meantime, a census taker may visit a household. A household can also respond to the census online or over the phone. The deadline to respond is Wednesday, Sept. 30. Read: Why the census should matter to you and Why the census should continue to matter to you.
- Souls to the Polls Milwaukee Labor Day sit-in: Monday, Sept. 7
Souls to the Polls Milwaukee is hosting a Labor Day sit-in at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, 2432 N. Teutonia Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. The sit-in will focus on Black Lives Matter, voter registration, absentee ballots and more.
- Milwaukee County’s final 2021 budget open house: Tuesday, Sept. 8
Milwaukee County is hosting its final open house regarding the 2021 county budget. The hearing will be streamed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Residents are invited to submit a comment or question or register to speak. To do so, click here. Questions submissions and speaker registration will close 24 hours before the start of the event.
- Café con Arte: 50 years of art and cultural diversity: Thursday, Sept. 10
Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th St., is hosting a Café con Arte to discuss the artwork of Reynaldo Hernandez, whose work is currently being exhibited at the gallery. The event will begin at 8:15 a.m. and go to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Jacobo Lovo, the managing artistic director, will guide the gallery tour and conversation. Registration is required and costs $3. Participants are asked to wear a mask and bring their own coffee, but churros will be provided.
- Conversations on Black Lives Matter: Saturday, Sept. 12
The Lynden Sculpture Garden is hosting a virtual conversation, “Home: Conversation on Black Lives Matter,” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. The conversation will be held over Zoom and registration is required. The panelists will discuss the complex issues that refugee communities face and how they relate to Black Lives Matter.
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