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. Neighborhood cleanup with Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center: Friday, June 11
The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, 930 W. Historic Mitchell St., is hosting a neighborhood cleanup from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11. Following the cleanup, the group will gather at the Milwaukee Pierhead Lighthouse near the Milwaukee Sail Loft, 649 E. Erie St., to view the lighting of the Hoan Bridge. The bridge will be red to raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women and relatives.
2. Northwest Side Community Development community resource fair: Saturday, June 12
Northwest Side Community Development Corp. is hosting a community resource fair. This fair will be held at Lincoln Creek, 4343 N. 44th St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. There will be community resources, live entertainment, food trucks and raffle prizes. Over 20 organizations will be there including Acts Housing, Wisconsin Voices, and Groundwork Milwaukee.
3. Community cleanup at Sunshine Park: Saturday, June 12
County Supervisor Priscilla Coggs-Jones is hosting a community cleanup. The cleanup will take place at Sunshine Park located at West North Avenue and North 14th Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. Volunteers do not need to pre-register and can simply show up at the park.
4. St. Joe’s Accountability Coalition reintroduction: Saturday, June 12
The St. Joe’s Accountability Coalition is reintroducing itself with a health equity event. The group will meet at Sherman Park, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. Attendees can learn about the Community Benefits Agreement, receive COVID-19 vaccinations and more. To register for the event, click here.
5. March with Pride for Black Lives Matter: Sunday, June 13
March with Pride for Black Lives Matter is celebrating its second annual march. The celebration will take place at the Henry Maier Festival Park, 2000 N. Harbor Drive, from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 13. There will be a march at 2 p.m. followed by a community block party with vendors and food trucks. READ: LGBTQ+ voices from within the Black Lives Matter movement