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.
- Diaper and menstrual hygiene drive: Monday, Sept. 21
Ayuda Mutua MKE and Metcalfe Park Community Bridges are hosting a diaper and menstrual hygiene drive at Turner Hall, 1034 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave., from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21. The groups will be accepting disposable diapers, pullups, wipes, cloth diapers, disposable pads and tampons, cloth pads, menstrual cups as well as canned and dried goods. The diapers will be donated to the Milwaukee Diaper Mission.
- National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, Sept. 22
Election Day is fast approaching and organizations throughout Milwaukee are helping people register to vote. Wisconsin Voices is hosting a voter registration drive-through event at Miller Park, 1 Brewers Way, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Walnut Way and Wisconsin Conservation Voices are hosting voter registration walk-through events every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Wellness Commons, 1615 W. North Ave., from now until Wednesday, Oct. 14. A valid ID is required to register.
- “Mil-WALK-ee” with Milwaukee Recreation: Tuesday, Sept. 22
Milwaukee Recreation is hosting “Mil-WALK-ee” every Tuesday this fall. Each session is free and is limited to nine participants. There will be a fast session and a slow session. This week, the groups will depart from Anodyne, 2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. The fast group will depart at 10 a.m. and the slow group will depart at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. To register, click here.
- “We Been Here: Amplifying Women of Color Fighting for Justice”: Wednesday, Sept. 23
Milwaukee Film and Black Lens MKE are hosting a panel with Tracey Corder of Action Center on Race and the Economy; Shavonda Sisson of Love on Black Women; and Zion Rogers of MKE Youth Power Alliance. The panel, titled “We Been Here: Amplifying Women of Color Fighting for Justice,” will be moderated by Monique Liston of Ubuntu Research and Evaluation and is a part of the Minority Health Film Festival. The discussion will focus on the experiences of Black female activists and will be streamed live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
- Milwaukee Urban League virtual town hall: Thursday, Sept. 24
The Milwaukee Urban League is hosting a virtual town hall meeting to discuss the report, “State of Black Milwaukee in National Perspective: Racial Inequality in the Nation’s 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas.” The panel will be moderated by Eve Hall, and panelists include Fred Royal, Ald. Cavalier Johnson, David Crowley and more. To register, click here. The panel will be streamed live from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.
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