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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- Nō Studios Social Justice Summit: Friday, Oct. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 18
Nō Studios is hosting its Social Justice Summit, only this year it will be virtual. The summit will cover topics including voter suppression, the role of social media in protest and retaliation, community and policing. The summit consists of various panels and conversations and will take place from Friday, Oct. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 18. To register for any of the events, click here.
- Flu shot drive-through at Gee’s Clippers: Saturday, Oct. 17
Anthem and WJMR Jammin’ 98.3 are hosting a flu shot drive-through event at Gee’s Clippers, 2200 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 17. LeRoy Butler, who played for the Green Bay Packers, will be in attendance to help distribute produce, health education resources, masks and more.
- Health and healing community fair: Saturday, Oct. 17
Amani United is hosting a health and healing community fair. The fair will take place on the 2400 block of North 21st Street from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17. The purpose of the fair is to let attendees know about the various resources available in the community and to connect them to community leaders.
- Fall candle making session with Vibez: Saturday, Oct. 17
Vibez Creative Arts Space and Sensational Flames are hosting a fall candle-making session. The session will take place at Vibez Creative Arts Space, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets cost $35 and include two candles to make and light refreshments.
- Tricklebee Cafe’s virtual gala and silent auction: Sunday, Oct. 18
Tricklebee Cafe is hosting a fundraising gala and silent auction. The gala will take place virtually starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. Those interested in supporting the fundraiser can purchase tickets and have the option of enjoying a specially prepared meal. Meals can be picked up at the cafe, 4424 W. North Ave., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. To make a donation or view the auction items, click here
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