It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as we head into a new week. 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. Free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at MATC: Tuesday, Aug. 31
MATC is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic at its Education Center, 816 W. National Ave., Room 488, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31. The clinic is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. The clinic will be offering the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
A second clinic will be offered at the downtown campus, 1015 N. 6th St., Room M605, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Click here to register.
2. Community conversation: The power of sickle cell advocates: Wednesday, Sept. 1
Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin is hosting a community conversation, “The Power of Sickle Cell Advocates.” Panelists will discuss the different types of sickle cell disease, how it impacts people’s lives, how to be an advocate and more. The conversation will take place online from 11:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Click here to register.
3. Jewish Community Pantry mural celebration: Tuesday, Aug. 31
For the past year, the Jewish Community Pantry, Artists Working in Education, Imagine MKE and Metcalfe Park Community Bridges have been working together. The partnership has yielded a mural. The mural will be celebrated at the Jewish Community Pantry, 2900 W. Center St., from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
4. Latino Arts “Poly-wave: Seeds of Color and Shape”: Thursday, Sept. 2
Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th St., presents “Poly-wave: Seeds of Color and Shape.” The exhibition features work by Mauricio Ramirez, a renowned muralist. The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. It will remain on display until Friday, Oct. 1. Gallery hours are open to the public and a $1 donation is requested.
5. Meet and greet: Milwaukee’s Educational Equity Coalition: Thursday, Sept. 2
MICAH, the Black Educators Caucus and Leaders Igniting Transformation first partnered in 2019 to combat issues of inequality and inequity in Milwaukee Public Schools. The partnership is now known as Milwaukee’s Educational Equity Coalition. The group is hosting a meet-and-greet at CORE El Centro, 130 W. Bruce St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2. Registration is required.