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. Winter Wonderwalks at Three Bridges Park: Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20
The Urban Ecology Center is inviting you to attend Winter Wonderwalks at Three Bridges Park, 610 S. 35th St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20. The two-day affair includes birdwatching, a storytime hike for kids, an art hike and more. Click here for the full list of events and to register.
2. Citizenship legal clinic/Clínica legal de ciudadanía: Saturday, Feb. 20
Empowering Citizens, 1579 S. 38th St., is hosting a free virtual citizenship legal clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. To register, click here or call 414-207-6533. Volunteer attorneys will be available to consult applicants interested in becoming naturalized citizens and review naturalization applications. The clinic is part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s 15th Annual Citizenship Day.
3. Black-owned food trucks block party: Saturday, Feb. 20
MKE Black is hosting a block party featuring Black-owned food trucks, including Fully Loaded/Blue Magic Food Truck, Africa’s Finest Cuisine and Bebe’s Food Truck. The goal of the event is to support Black businesses. The event will take place at the Beerline Trail Plaza, 3356 N. Holton St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. In case you missed it: New app aims to showcase Milwaukee’s black entrepreneurs and creatives
4. “Our quest for democracy”: Justice check-in: Saturday, Feb. 20
All Of Us or None, a project of Breaking Barriers Mentoring, is hosting a series called “Our quest for democracy.” This week’s conversation will feature personnel from the Department of Corrections and people directly impacted by incarceration. The conversation will take place on Facebook Live from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20.
5. Queens of hip-hop with James Freshluggage: Saturday, Feb. 20
Mad Planet, 533 E. Center St., and James Freshluggage are celebrating the queens of hip-hop on Twitch from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The music will feature female artists from the ‘80s to now, including Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Doja Cat, TLC and more.