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1. “State of the City” address: Monday, Feb. 7
Acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson will deliver the “State of the City” address, an annual review of the city’s performance and goals for the upcoming year, starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 7. You can watch the address live on the city government’s channel here.
2. MPS Community Conversation: Discussion on classroom conduct: Wednesday, Feb. 9
MPS invites you to this virtual presentation on discipline trends and best practices along with an open discussion to look for solutions. The conversation runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 virtually. Register here, or leave comments here.
3. Mayoral candidate forum: Wednesday, Feb. 9
Do you want to know more about the candidates for mayor and their positions? Find out more at this forum of all seven candidates. The forum runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. Vel R. Phillips Ave. The forum, co-hosted by the Pabst Theater Group, the Milwaukee Press Club, WisPolitics.com, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Listen MKE, [a collaboration among the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WUWM 89.7 and Milwaukee PBS] will be free and open to the public. Registration for in-person attendance is required and seating will be limited. Register to attend in person here. The forum will also be livestreamed here.
4. Victim’s rights forum: Thursday, Feb. 10
Learn more about what the recently enacted Marsy’s Law means for victims of crime and what resources are available. The forum runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 on the second floor of St. Anthony Church, located at 1730 S. 9th St.
5. Early voting is available now: You have until Feb. 11 to register and vote early at most locations. But if you are registered to vote at your current address, you can still vote early at some sites on Feb. 12.
Milwaukee is holding a primary election on Feb. 15, which will determine which two candidates for mayor move on to the general election. You can find a list of locations to vote early here. More information about voting and the election here.
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BONUS: Black History Month events: All month
We recently published a list of events related to Black History Month, some of which are happening this week. Check them out here.