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. Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day: Friday, Jan. 29
Ald. Khalif Rainey is inviting residents to attend the virtual public meeting regarding Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. The Internal Revenue Service and Milwaukee Stakeholder Partnerships Education and Communication branch are leading the meeting, which will cover tax season tips, taxpayer assistance services, taxpayer benefits and more. There will be three virtual meetings starting at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. Click the links to register.
2. “The Lonely Reality of an Academic Dreamer”: virtual discussion: Friday, Jan. 29
Mount Mary University is hosting a virtual discussion called, “The Lonely Reality of an Academic Dreamer,” featuring Pamela Harris. Harris will share her story as an undocumented, first generation college student and woman of color studying STEM. The discussion will take place on Zoom from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. The passcode to enter is 3FM?!$.
3. MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship Summit: Saturday, Jan. 30
Ald. Milele Coggs is hosting the ninth annual MKE Business Now Entrepreneurship summit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. This year, the event will be streamed live on the City Channel (Channel 25 on Spectrum Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse). The event is designed to encourage the growth of local entrepreneurship and innovators. Resource packets are available at select Milwaukee Public Library branches. The summit will have a panel discussion starting at 1 p.m., which features local business owners.
4. Ko-Thi Dance Company winter studio classes: Sunday, Jan. 31
Ko-Thi Dance Company’s winter studio classes are back. This weekend, the class will take place in person at Danceworks, 1661 N. Water St., and virtually from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. The in-person class is limited to eight students and pre-registration is required. To livestream the class, click here. The class costs $10 per student.
5. “Put a brake on trafficking”: Sunday, Jan. 31
Alaafia Women, a nonprofit organization, is hosting a discussion on human trafficking. Dr. Ebere Azumah is hosting, and LaShawndra Vernon and Omotola Fawunmi are speaking at the event. The conversation will be streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31.