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 email@example.com and put “5 things” in the subject line by noon Thursday.
1. Milwaukee’s annual Data Day: Wednesday, Oct. 21
Data You Can Use will host its sixth annual Data Day, an event that brings neighborhood leaders, data scientists, researchers and funders together to discuss how data can be used to better understand the issues affecting Milwaukee and the actions that can be taken. Data Day will take place virtually from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 21. As part of Data Day, there is a Data Dream Competition in which local groups have the chance to win services that will help them move forward. You can pick your favorite through the People’s Choice Voting, which ends Monday, Oct. 19. READ: NNS Spotlight: Nonprofit uses data research to spur change in communities
2. Early voting caravan and party: Tuesday, Oct. 20
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is hosting an early voting car caravan and party. The group plans to meet at Butterfly Park, 3717 W. Meinecke Ave., at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The plan is to form a caravan to the Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., where people can cast their ballot. There will be a celebration to follow. Registration is required.
3. Expungement and pardon clinic: Wednesday, Oct. 21
The Mobile Legal Clinic is hosting a free expungement and pardon clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The clinic will take place through Zoom and individuals can make appointments by calling 414-278-2046 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointments will last one hour. For additional clinic dates, click here.
4. MICAH’s annual public meeting and celebration: Thursday, Oct. 22
MICAH Milwaukee is hosting its annual public meeting and celebration virtually this year. “MICAH: We Rise 2020” will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. To register for the event, click here. Attendees will hear from outgoing MICAH president, the Rev. Marilyn Miller, and incoming president, the Rev. Joseph Jackson.
5. Bike the vote: Tour of Milwaukee: Saturday, Oct. 24
Bike the Vote MKE is inviting people on a bike tour of Milwaukee. The six-mile tour will make stops at local landmarks that showcase diversity. The tour will also be encouraging civic engagement. The group will meet at O’Donnell Park, 910 E. Michigan St., and the ride will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Click here to register.
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