It’s Friday 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 submit your news by clicking here.
1. Earn and Learn Summer Youth Internship Program Application Deadline: Friday, March 18 at 4 p.m.
Earn and Learn’s Summer Youth Internship Program is an opportunity for young people ages 16 to 19 to intern with the city government. Interns work 20 hours per week for $15 per hour throughout June and July. The application deadline for all materials, including a completed application, cover letter and attendance information, is 4 p.m. Friday, March 18. More information can be found here.
2. Hip-Hop Chess Club: Friday, March 18 and every third Friday
Hip-Hop Chess Club, organized by Your Move MKE, is back from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Yesenia’s Creative Studio, located at 2926 W. Forest Home Ave. More information here.
3. Power to the Polls WI Kickoff and Canvass: Saturday, March 19
Hear from local voting rights advocates, community members and the Rev. Greg Lewis, executive director of Souls to the Polls. You can canvass in the surrounding neighborhoods ahead of the April 5 election, the second of four elections this year. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 19 at Gee’s Clippers Barber and Beauty Salon, located at 2200 N. Martin Luther King Drive. RSVP here.
4. Art Build in Bronzeville: Saturday, March 19
Celebrate the artist in yourself and your neighbors at this community art build organized by the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign. The gathering is part of the group’s “Moral Agenda” march on Madison on March 28, but this event will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at 2209 N. Martin Luther King Drive. Sign up here.
5. Rooted MKE Grand Opening: Saturday, March 19
Rooted MKE, a bookstore and makerspace dedicated to providing books by and about Black and Indigenous people and creative, hands-on learning opportunities, is opening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at 5312 W. Vliet St.