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. Work day in Alice’s Garden Urban Farm: Saturday, May 28
Alice’s Garden Urban Farm, 2136 N. 21st St., is preparing for its 2021 program and event season, and volunteers are needed to help beautify the garden. The work day will take place in the garden from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 28. Volunteers are asked to bring work gloves, a reusable water bottle and some family and friends.
2. Heal the Hood pop-up shop: Saturday, May 28
Heal the Hood is having a pop-up shop at the Bronzeville Collective, 339 W. North Ave., from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Ajamou Butler, the founder of Heal the Hood, will be selling his children’s books and Heal the Hood merchandise. Proceeds will go toward the ninth annual Heal the Hood block party, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 17.
3. Latino Arts: Virtual stage and gallery: Ongoing
Latino Arts is making its performances and gallery exhibits more accessible. The organization has a virtual stage and gallery, which features exhibits and performances from this past year. Individuals can now enjoy “Hyphenated Americans,” Latino Arts’ eighth annual guitar festival concert, “Los Rostros Ocultos” exhibit and more. Click here to access Latino Arts’ virtual events.
4. Milwaukee Artists for Racial Justice pop-up: Sunday, May 30
Milwaukee Artists for Racial Justice is hosting a pop-up event at 3600 W. Pierce St. from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 30. The group is dedicated to using art and storytelling as a form of protest and to raise awareness on issues such as police brutality, gun violence and more. Donations and proceeds from this event will be used in the community.
5. Youth panel on Real Recovery Now: Sunday, May 30
Leaders Igniting Transformation is hosting a youth panel on Zoom from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 30. The panelists will be discussing why real recovery matters to young people and the role of the Build Back Better plan in Wisconsin. Several of the organization’s college fellows will be sharing their experiences. Click the Zoom link to join the discussion.