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. Walk-through voter registration: Friday, Sept. 18
Walnut Way and Wisconsin Conservation Voices are hosting walk- through voter registration events every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This week’s walk-through will be located at 1615 W. North Ave. to 1617 W. North Ave. from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18. Staff and volunteers will be on-site to help eligible voters register.
2. Roundtable discussion on Alzheimer’s: Friday, Sept. 18
In partnership with the Minority Health Film Festival, the UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare is hosting a roundtable discussion titled, “Time After Time: My Loved One Has Alzheimer’s.” The discussion will feature Renee Chenault Fattah, the director of “In Our Right Mind”; Lisa Jennings, a mentor and caregiver; and several others. It will be streamed live on the MKE Film YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.
3. Washington Park community cleanup and essential workers day: Saturday, Sept. 19
Ald. Russell Stamper and United Methodist Children’s Services are inviting residents to help clean up Washington Park. The day will also double as a celebration for essential workers. The cleanup will begin near Amaranth Bakery, 3329 W. Lisbon Ave., at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. A lunch celebrating essential workers will follow at noon. There will be additional resources available for residents, including voter registration, flu shots and blood pressure checks, census assistance and more. To volunteer or for additional information, contact the United Methodist Children’s Services at 414-344-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. CirculateMKE weekend market: Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20
Circulate Creative Entrepreneur Market is hosting a weekend market for local makers and artisans. The market is being held in Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20. There will be a variety of vendors selling their handmade and crafted goods from food to skin products to jewelry and more. Furthermore, there will be special performances and a book drive. READ: NNS Spotlight: Popular mobile market to make a triumphant in-person return this weekend
5. Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council rally: Saturday, Sept. 19
The Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council is hosting a youth rally for justice. The rally will be held out the COA Goldin Center, 2320 W. Burleigh St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Protesters are calling for an end to police brutality, justice for Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake and George Floyd. Speakers include Fred Royal, the Milwaukee NAACP president and State Rep. Kalan Haywood.
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