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. March for citizenship for all: Day 9: Monday, June 28
Earlier this month, Voces de la Frontera launched a nine-day march to encourage the Biden administration and Congress to include citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the upcoming infrastructure and jobs budget bill. The final march will be taking place in Madison. The group plans to meet at the Voces de la Frontera Milwaukee offices, 733 W. Mitchell St., and leave at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, June 28. The march will begin at Madison’s Olbrich Park, 3527 Atwood Ave., and head toward the state Capitol, 2 E. Main St., at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 28. For more information, call Fernanda at 262-721-6008.
2. Informational session on participatory budgeting: Monday, June 28
The African American Roundtable is hosting an informational session on participatory budgeting and how it can impact Milwaukee. The meeting will take place virtually at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 28. Click here to register. The session is in response to recent action taken by nine Common Council members who signed a resolution to create participatory budgeting.
3. Virtual town hall: State of Black America MKE: Tuesday, June 29
Milwaukee Urban League is hosting a virtual town hall meeting called the “2021 State of Black America Milwaukee.” The first panel discussion will take place virtually from noon to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29. Click here to register. The panel, “Intersecting Employment and Entrepreneurship: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Pipeline” will feature Chytania Brown, president and CEO, Employ Milwaukee; Giacomo Fallucca, the CEO of Palermo’s Pizza; Nancy Hernandez, the Hispanic collaborative president of MMAC; Ugo Nwagbaraocha, president of Diamond Discs International; and more.
4. TRUE Skool fundraiser with Indeed Brewing Company: Wednesday, June 30
TRUE Skool is hosting a special fundraising event with Indeed Brewing Company called “TRUE Indeed.” Funds will go toward the organization to help it continue its mission to engage, educate and empower youth through the creative arts. The fundraiser will take place virtually and in person at Indeed Brewing Company, 530 S. 2nd St., from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. There will be special guest bartenders, live music, raffles, food and more. Click here to make a donation.
5. Indaba Nights and vaccination event: Wednesday, June 30
The St. Ann Intergenerational Center, 2450 W. North Ave., has a weekly summer concert series, “Indaba Nights.” This week’s concert features Danceworks Dance Company and Lady Dee Jal. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30. The center will also be hosting a vaccine clinic from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the concert.
Bonus: Milwaukee Health Department: Crush COVID town hall: Tuesday, June 29
The Milwaukee Health Department is hosting two informational sessions on its Crush COVID Crew ambassador program. The meetings will take place virtually from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29. Click here for the 11 a.m. meeting and here for the 4 p.m. meeting. These meetings are suitable for local leaders, residents and organizations looking to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine.