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. Community Block Party: Voting is power: Saturday, Oct. 10
Voces de la Frontera is hosting a community block party. During the event, the group will be painting “Voting is Power. Black and Brown Lives Matter” on the street. The block party is being held on West Mitchell Street between South Seventh Street and South Eighth Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Everyone is invited to help paint and learn about voter engagement.
2. Respond to the 2020 census: Ongoing to Saturday, Oct. 31
If you haven’t already, now is the time to respond to the 2020 census. The census can be completed online, over the phone and by mail. The deadline to respond to the census has been extended to Oct. 31. Read on to learn why the census should matter to you and why it should continue to matter to you.
3. Lincoln Park weed out: Saturday, Oct. 10
Friends of Lincoln Park is hosting a weed out to remove invasive species from Lincoln Park. The group will be meeting at the Blatz Pavilion, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 10. All ages are welcome. Tools will be provided, but participants are asked to bring their own gloves and wear comfortable shoes.
4. Register for “On The Table MKE”: Ongoing
Registration is open for “On The Table MKE,” the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s fourth annual event dedicated to meaningful conversations about Milwaukee. The theme is “Healing Justice.” This year, the conversations will take place virtually starting Monday, Oct. 12 through Wednesday, Oct. 14. To see the topics and register for free, click here.
5. Black Wmnz Emancipation: Protect Black women: Sunday, Oct. 11
Kamila Ahmed, Connie Sille and SunShine Raynebow are hosting a Black Wmnz Emancipation event to protect Black women. The event will take place at Sojourner Family Peace Center, 619 W. Walnut St., from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11. The protest is in honor of Breonna Taylor and all other Black women who have died by police brutality, domestic violence and medical malpractice.
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