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.
1. “Metcalfe Park: Black Vote Rising”: Film screening and talk back: Monday, Feb. 15
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is hosting a film screening of “Metcalfe Park: Black Vote Rising” followed by a talk back with Miela Fetaw, Marissa Williams, Melody McCurtis, Danell Cross and Brad Lichtenstein. The event will begin at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live on Monday, Feb. 15. To watch the film in advance, click here.
2. “Keeping Score: Everything You Never Knew About Credit”: Tuesday, Feb. 16
Antonio Butts, executive director of Walnut Way, is joining the YWCA to help lead two personal financial management workshops. The first workshop will focus on credit score and is titled “Keeping Score: Everything You Never Knew About Credit.” The workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The workshop is free to attend. Click here to register.
3. “The roots of medical distrust in the Black community”: Tuesday, Feb. 16
“Frank Talks” is a series created by the Zeidler Group. This week, the conversation is on “The Roots of Medical Distrust in the Black community.” The talk will take place on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. To register for the meeting, click here.
4. Progressive Community Health Centers: Virtual Milwaukee gospel jubilee fundraiser: Thursday, Feb. 18
Progressive Community Health Centers’ annual fundraiser is going virtual this year. The group is having a virtual Milwaukee gospel jubilee to raise money for the center. There will be appearances by The Walls Group, Voices of Faith and Earl Stokes. Tickets cost $10 and proceeds go toward the Progressive Community Health Center. The concert will take place on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. Click here to register.
5. Scale Up Milwaukee is accepting applications: Ongoing
Scale Up Milwaukee is currently accepting applications for Cohort 5 of SPARC, a business accelerator program. The 10-week program aims to help grow Black-, Hispanic- and women-owned businesses. To apply, click here or email Elizabeth Cizinsky at email@example.com. In case you missed it: Business accelerator program seeks next cohort of minority and female business owners