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. Ruth Bader Ginsburg scholarship program: Through Friday, March 26
The Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation has launched the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship for young women of color. The scholarship is for young women who are planning to obtain a law degree or who are attending law school at Marquette University or the University of Wisconsin. Undergraduates can receive $2,000 a year and graduate students can receive $10,000 a year. The scholarship deadline is Friday, March 26. Anyone interested in donating to the scholarship, can click here.
2. Equal Rights Commission: Women in Milwaukee: Thursday, March 18
The City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission has monthly virtual discussions on topics pertaining to human rights. This month’s conversation, “Women in Milwaukee: Emerging Leadership and Empowerment,” will take place on Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. The panelists include Lisa Attonito, executive director of the Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee; and Tammie Xiong of the Hmong American Women’s Association. The discussion will also be streamed on the group’s Facebook page.
3. REPair Divides: Celebrating women in theater: Thursday, March 18
Milwaukee’s Repertory Theater’s virtual dialogue series, “REPair Divides,” is celebrating Women’s History Month. This month’s conversation, “Celebrating Women in the Theater: Dael Orlandersmith and ‘Until the Flood’,” will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 18. To join the conversation, RSVP to email@example.com by noon on Wednesday, March 17. Orlandersmith’s play, “Until the Flood,” is currently available to stream for free on the Milwaukee Rep website.
4. Let’s Talk About It: Incarcerated Mothers: Friday, March 19
Table of the Saints’ virtual series, “Let’s Talk About It,” is hosting a conversation on incarcerated mothers. The event will begin with an informational presentation followed by a conversation. It will take place on Zoom from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 19. To register, visit the Table of the Saints website.
5. Urban Ecology summer camp registration: Ongoing
Registration for summer camp at the Urban Ecology Center is open. Click here to view the summer camp booklet. Parents can register their child for camp online or by mail. Forms can be found in the camp booklet and mailed to Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211. Camp spots are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bonus: Make reservations for neighborhood cleanup boxes: Ongoing
The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works is accepting reservations for boxes or Dumpsters. The boxes are for residents who have organized a neighborhood cleanup. To request a box call 414-286-3345 or visit the city’s Sanitation Services website. The city will place up to 13 boxes each Saturday starting Saturday, April 17 through Saturday, July 31. The boxes are part of the city’s 2021 Big Clean MKE efforts.