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.
- Stream First Stage’s “Amplify” series: Ongoing
First Stage has launched its new “Amplify” series, which showcases Black, Indigenous and people of color artists. The series’ first two plays, “Copper Horns in Water” and “Unmuted” are available to stream for free. “Copper Horns in Water” is available until Sunday, May 16 and “Unmuted” is available until Sunday, May 30. To access the plays and the accompanying enrichment guides, click here. Read: First Stage’s ‘Amplify’ series raises the voices of people of color.
- “Frank Talks”: “The Two Americas”: Tuesday, May 4
Each month, the Zeidler Group hosts a monthly conversation titled “Frank Talks.” For May, the topic is “The Two Americas,” which will feature Rockett and Pitch of the “BILs” podcast series. The conversation will take place on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Click here to register. Space is limited.
- Confronting anti-Asian bias: A UWM anti-racism roundtable: Thursday, May 6
UW-Milwaukee is hosting an anti-racism roundtable conversation on anti-Asian bias. The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Nan Kim, an associate professor of history, and the panelists include several students and professors. The group will discuss how anti-Asian racism has affected campus. The conversation will take place on Microsoft Teams from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. To join the conversation, click here.
- We Care crew volunteer nights with DreamBikes: Thursday, May 6
The We Care Crew works to provide resources to communities in need. Later this month, the group plans to have a community bike donation day where bikes will be given to children and adults in need of a bike. DreamBikes is helping the We Care Crew fix the bikes and is in need of volunteers – no experience necessary. Bike repairs will take place at the MLK Community Center, 1531 W. Vliet St., from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.
- Family walks with Healthy Choices: Saturday, May 8
Healthy Choices, a program under the Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, is inviting families to come out and walk. The group is meeting at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 8. Participants will enjoy a walk around Mitchell Park. Pets are welcome.