It’s Monday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about. 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. Day without Latinx people and immigrants: Monday, Oct. 11
Voces de la Frontera is hosting a day without Latinx people or immigrants. The group will meet at the Voces de la Frontera offices, 733 W. Mitchell St., and marching to the Federal Courthouse, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. The march is part of an effort to raise awareness for a path to citizenship for immigrants. Read: OPINION: ‘We deserve to be citizens just like everyone else’: Why Congress needs to create a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients.
2. “Frank Talks” with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service: A New Way Forward: Wednesday, Oct. 13
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is joining the Zeidler Group for its monthly discussion series, “Frank Talks.” NNS recently published a collection of essays called “A New Way Forward,” in which the authors reflected on the lessons they learned during the pandemic and how they’ve informed their vision for a better Milwaukee. This month’s discussion, “Frank Talk: A New Way Forward (Part 1),” features Kennita Hickman, Dom Portis and Sophia Torrijos. The discussion will be taking place virtually from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Following the panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout rooms and continue the conversation. Click here to register.
3. La Placita grand opening: Thursday, Oct. 14
Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative is hosting the grand opening of La Placita, an urban plaza. The celebration will take place at El Rey, 916 S. Cesar Chavez Drive, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. La Placita features a project in which community members were asked to reflect on the farmworker movement and inscribe messages onto ceramic tiles. The project honors the farmworker’s movement and celebrates the lives and legacies of Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the co-founders of the National Farmworkers Association.
4. Junior’s Smoked BBQ at the Sherman Phoenix: Thursday, Oct. 14
Junior’s Smoked BBQ will be at the Sherman Phoenix, 3536 W. Fond du Lac Ave., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. This is a collaboration between Junior’s Smoked BBQ and Kujichagulia Producers Cooperative. Junior’s Smoked BBQ will be at the Sherman Phoenix every Thursday during the month of October.
5. City of Milwaukee Ethnic and Diverse Business Coalition public hearing: Friday, Oct. 15
The City of Milwaukee’s Ethnic and Diverse Business Coalition is hosting its third public hearing. The hearing will take place virtually at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15. Click here to sign up. The coalition worked with Griffin & Strong to conduct a disparity study regarding the percentage of minority and women owned firms that work with the city.
Bonus: Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center holiday toy event registration: Ongoing
Registration for the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s holiday toy event opened earlier this month. Children 18 and under are eligible to register. Households must provide proof of children with one of the following: immunization records, W2 records, school records, birth certificates, Social Security card or insurance card. A tribal ID, letter or proof of native descendancy is also required. Registration ends Thursday, Dec. 9. To register, call or email Alicia Terry at 414-316-5004 or email@example.com.