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. Webinar on pandemic benefits for parents: Friday, March 19
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is hosting a Pandemic-EBT Town Hall with Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 19. The event will provide answers to frequently asked questions and preview what Pandemic-EBT will look like for families with children in child care. You can click here to join the webinar.
2. Natural and Human History Hike: Saturday, March 20
The Urban Ecology Center, 3700 W. Pierce St., is leading a hike through Three Bridges Park from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 20. Participants will learn about the natural and human history while taking a leisurely stroll. Tickets cost from $15 to $20. To register, click here.
3. Youth justice summit: Saturday, March 20
Youth Empowered in the Struggle, or YES, is inviting youth and adult leaders to join the “Organizing for Justice Leadership Series.” Participants will learn how their stories can impact the movement. The summit will take place at Alverno College, 3400 S. 43rd St., from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. Click here to register for in-person spots and here to join virtually.
4. Danceworks studios: K-pop workshop: Saturday, March 20
Alex Vanissaveth is teaching a K-pop workshop where participants will learn choreography from popular Korean artists, including BTS. The class will be offered in-person and virtually. It will take place at Danceworks, 1661 N. Water St., from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. Tickets cost $16, to register, click here.
5. Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival’s virtual series: Saturday, March 20
The Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition is hosting a screening of the documentary film, “White Right: Meeting the Enemy.” The screening is a part of the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival. It will take place on Facebook at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. The documentary follows Deeyah Khan, an acclaimed Muslim filmmaker, as she meets with U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
Bonus: The Wisconsin Policy Forum will host its next installment of “Forum Friday,” a virtual event series, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 19 featuring a discussion between state Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly. The two will face off for Wisconsin’s top education post in the spring election on April 6. Forum Senior Researcher Anne Chapman and City Forward Collective Director of Policy and Advocacy Colleston Morgan Jr. will challenge the candidates to address several pressing statewide K-12 education issues, including state support for students and schools as they struggle to emerge from the pandemic; ongoing efforts to meet the needs of students with disabilities, English learners and students in poverty; equity challenges surrounding academic opportunity and teacher diversity; and changes in the amount and distribution of K-12 school funding proposed by the governor in the new state budget. You can register by clicking here,