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 submit your news by clicking here.
1. Intersection of Race and Mental Health Symposium: Tuesday, April 19
Hear from experts about substantive action to take in workplaces, personal circles and public-policy change to advance racial and mental health equity. The symposium takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. More information, including parking information, RSVP link and topics to be discussed, can be found here.
2. MPS participates in World Fair: Tuesday, April 19
For the first time since 2019, nearly 3,000 students from 14 of the most diverse schools in Milwaukee Public Schools will gather for the United Nations Schools of International Learning’s World Fair. The event will feature a choir, a fashion show, Latin and Italian dance groups and a special performance from the Ukrainian dance ensemble, Dnipro. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, located at 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.
3. Tech tools for gardeners: Tuesday, April 19
Are you starting your garden soon? The Milwaukee Public Library is here with an overview of different tech tools that can help you manage your houseplants and outdoor gardens. The talk will be held virtually from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. Register to attend here.
4. African American Roundtable membership info session: Tuesday, April 19
The African American Roundtable is launching a membership program to provide a political home for Black people in Milwaukee. Learn more at this info session starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19. Register here. Sign up to be a member here. Membership dues are $5 monthly or $60 annually.
5. Lunch and Learn: Redistricting in Wisconsin: Thursday, April 21
Learn about the redistricting process and its impact in Wisconsin, particularly as it relates to communities of color. The conversation will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Register to attend via Zoom here.