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. Frank Talk: A New Way Forward (Part II): Wednesday, Nov. 10
In recent months, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service invited neighbors to share what they’ve learned during the pandemic and their visions for a better Milwaukee. Near West Side Partners Executive Director Keith Stanley and Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Maysee Herr, will offer their reflections from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10 as part of the Zeidler Group’s virtual “Frank Talks.” Register for free here.
2. 2021 Milwaukee Public Library Teen Art Contest: Now until Nov. 26
The 2021 Virtual Teen Art Contest is here. Teens from 13 to 18 years old can enter their original art piece online now through Nov. 26 here. Submissions will be displayed online for one week (Dec. 6-10) during a virtual art gallery. The three submissions with the most votes will receive a $100 gift card to Blick Art Materials.
3. Milwaukee Career and Employment Summit: Thursday, Nov. 11
Hosted by Community Advocates, the Milwaukee Career and Employment Summit will feature testimonies from individuals who have overcome significant obstacles to employment and presentations by employers and agencies who have a track record of employing people with obstacles to employment. Over 30 employers with immediate job openings, including Kohl’s and Advocate Aurora Health, will be present. The summit takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Parklawn Assembly of God, 3725 N. Sherman Blvd. Register for free here.
4. Music Under the Stars: Friday, Nov. 12
Arts @ Large’s free concert series is back, this time featuring Party Marty and his student backing band. The event takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at 1100 S. 5th St. No registration or tickets are required. Attendees will be required to provide either proof of vaccination with their vaccine card or a negative COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours. Register here.
5. MIAD Black Space: Group Therapy Experience: Friday, Nov. 12
Black Space is an in-person space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black and Brown Womxn, Black and Brown LGBTQIA+, and Black and Brown Mxn. Friday’s sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Lia A. Knox, founder and CEO of Knox Behavioral Health Solutions and co-founder of Black Space. There will be three separate sessions for womxn, LGBTQIA+, and mxn from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at 1037 W. McKinley Ave. More details and registration here.
BONUS: November Virtual Coffee Connection: Wednesday, Nov. 10
Join the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce for a “Coffee Connection” virtual networking event on from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. Grab a cup of coffee at home for an hour of conversation with your fellow Chamber members. Register here.
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