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. Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center vaccine event: Tuesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 25
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center is hosting a Native community COVID-19 vaccine event from Tuesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 25. Pre-registration is required. To register, click here or call 414-316-3737. Individuals must have a tribal ID or proof of descendancy to register. The health center will be administering the Pfizer vaccine to individuals who are 16 and older.
2. Healing Spaces Initiative virtual kickoff: Tuesday, March 23
The Healing Spaces Initiative is launching this week in Harambee. The kickoff event will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. To register, click here. Milwaukee’s Neighborhood Development Corporation will lead this effort, which is designed to help residents create relaxing natural environments on city-owned vacant lots.
3. Exploring public transit in Milwaukee: Wednesday, March 24
Metcalfe Park Community Bridges is hosting a conversation on public transit in Milwaukee. The talk will explore the major changes happening in transit and will feature Rick Banks of MKE Black; Jacqueline Zeledon, community outreach and internal communications coordinator, Milwaukee County Transit System; and Nick DeMarsh, an organizer of the Milwaukee County Transit Riders Union. The conversation will take place on Facebook Live from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.
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4. Thriving Communities advisory council meeting: Wednesday, March 24
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Thriving Communities Advisory Council is hosting its first quarter community gathering this month. The meeting will take place on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. Click here to register. The council serves the Sherman Park East and North Division neighborhoods. The meeting will give an overview on the neighborhood projects supported by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, look at available resources and go over the grant application process.
5. Girls’ Day at City Hall: Thursday, March 25
The City of Milwaukee is hosting its 11th annual Girls’ Day at City Hall. This year, the event will take place virtually from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. Girls’ Day is designed to expose young women to strong female role models in political leadership positions and careers in public service. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 24.