It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as we begin a new week.
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1. Milwaukee County budget virtual town halls: Monday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 24
Milwaukee County is working on its 2022 budget, and the public is invited to comment and ask questions. The town hall meetings are happening virtually. To register, comment or ask a question, click here. There will be town hall meetings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23 and Tuesday, Aug. 24.
2. Feeding America food distributions: Monday, Aug. 23, Tuesday, Aug. 24, Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee will be hosting free food distributions to help those who were impacted by the power outages. There will be food distributions at the following sites and dates: UMOS, 2701 S. Chase Ave., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23; Children’s Hospital Midtown Clinic, 5433 W. Fond du Lac Ave., 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 24; Harambee Community Center, 335 W. Wright St., 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 25; and Hope Lutheran Pantry, 1115 N. 35th St., 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 26. Distributions are first come, first served and while supplies last.
3. African American Roundtable: Housing co-ops 101: Tuesday, Aug. 24
The African American Roundtable is hosting a conversation on housing co-ops with the group Brave Green Wave. The conversation will take place on Facebook Live at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The conversation will focus on the benefits of housing cooperatives and how they connect to community safety and defunding the police. Read: NNS Spotlight: How two groups are working to meet the housing needs of queer, trans, Black and non-binary people in Milwaukee.
4. Colorful Connections “Brave Lil’ Convos”: Thursday, Aug. 26
Colorful Connections has a monthly series called “Brave Lil’ Convos.” The series is designed to help companies, organizations and individuals make the workplace a more inclusive and inviting place. This session will focus on building inclusive mindsets and will take place on Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26. Tickets cost $15, click here to register. First timers can use the code NEWCONNECTION to register for free. Read: NNS Spotlight: ‘There is a solution to this problem’: One company’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusion.
5. MKE Black final summer marketplace: Saturday, Aug. 28
MKE Black’s last summer marketplace is happening this weekend. The market features Black-owned businesses that offer food, arts, crafts, fashion and more. The market will take place at the Beerline Plaza, 3356 N. Holton St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28.