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.
- Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change: Monday, April 19
Brenda Coley, the co-executive director of Milwaukee Water Commons, is giving a talk on water stewardship as it relates to climate change and building a multiracial environmental movement. The talk, “Water Connects Us,” will take place on Zoom at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 19. Coley’s presentation is in partnership with Milwaukee Public Library. The library is a part of the American Library Association’s pilot program, Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change. Click here to register.
- 6th District virtual town hall meeting: Wednesday, April 21
Ald. Milele Coggs is inviting residents to attend the virtual town hall meeting for the 6th District. The meeting will take place online from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore will be in attendance to discuss the American Rescue Plan. There will also be representatives from the Department of Administration Budget Office, Department of Public Works, the Milwaukee Police Department and more. Click here to register.
- “Writing When America is Trying to Destroy You”: Thursday, April 22
Derrick Harriel and Kiese Laymon are sharing their experiences as writers as part of UWM at Waukesha Distinguished Lecture series. The conversation is titled “Writing When America is Trying to Destroy You.” The conversation will take place on Zoom from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Click here to register.
- Ladies Night at Vibez Creative Arts Space: Thursday, April 22
Vibez Creative Arts Space, 3536 W. Fond Du Lac Ave., is hosting a Ladies Night from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Tickets include a signature cocktail and painting supplies. Click here to purchase tickets.
- Alice’s Garden workday: Saturday, April 24
Due to the weather, Alice’s Garden previously scheduled workday was postponed. Members of the garden, Kujichagulia Producers Cooperative and The Table are inviting the community to join them for the first work day of the 2021 growing season. Participants are asked to bring garden gloves, reusable water bottles and tools. The group needs rakes, lawnmowers, paper garden bags and brooms. The workday will take place at the garden, 2136 N. 21st St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 24.
Bonus: Milwaukee Theatre Alliance community forums: Monday, April 19 and Saturday, April 24
The Milwaukee Theatre Alliance is working to make Milwaukee’s theater scene a more inclusive place. It recently created the “Milwaukee Theatre Standards.” The group is hosting open forums, where community members can offer their input on the document. The first half of the standards have already been discussed. The Milwaukee Theatre Alliance will be discussing pages 26-38 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19 and pages 34-48 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The Milwaukee Theatre Standards can be downloaded here.