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. Earn & Learn application period is open: Through March 19
The application period for the City of Milwaukee’s Earn & Learn Summer Youth Internship Program is open. The eight-week program provides local youth with employment opportunities where they learn valuable life skills. This year, the program will start on June 3 and end on July 30. Interns will work 20 hours a week and earn $11.65 an hour. Applications are due by Friday, March 19.
2. Native American Vaccine Event: Tuesday, March 9 through Thursday, March 11
The Native Community Vaccine Event will run from Tuesday, March 9 to Thursday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, working with the Wisconsin Department of Human Services, seeks to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to the Native American population of the greater Milwaukee area. This week’s effort is aimed at Natives who fit the following criteria, whether they are an established Ignace patient or not:
- Any enrolled tribal members (or descendants) who reside in Milwaukee County who are ages 18 and older
- Upon arrival, potential recipients will need to provide Tribal ID/CDIB or proof of descendancy.
Community members who would like to receive a vaccine are required to register before the event by clicking here or by calling (414) 316-3737.
3. Youth Justice Wisconsin webinar series: Thursday, March 11
Youth Justice Wisconsin is hosting a free webinar series called “Justice for Emerging Adults.” The series consists of four virtual workshops. The second workshop, titled “Emerging Adults: Why Are They Different?” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. To register, click here.
4. Canciones del Alma: Celebrating the Latinx voice through music and song: Thursday, March 11
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th St., is hosting a virtual concert featuring various Latinx artists such as Las Cafeteras, Panadanza Dance Company, Caro Pierotto and more. Ticket prices begin at $25. You can access the concert beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 11.
5. Breonna Taylor Day MKE: Saturday, March 13
Milwaukee Artists for Racial Justice, The Peoples Revolution and other groups are celebrating the life of Breonna Taylor with Breonna Taylor Day MKE. Taylor, a 26-year-old African American woman, was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment last March by white plainclothes officers. The event will take place at the Space MKE, 2018 S. 1st St., Suite 510, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 13. The event is free to the public and will also honor first responders and health care workers. Social distancing and the wearing of masks will be enforced.