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 at least two weeks in advance.
1. Muskego Way Forward neighborhood meeting: Monday, Dec. 12
Join Muskego Way Forward for its monthly neighborhood meeting. The meeting will focus on the connections between air quality, public health and the health of the environment. Each participant will get a free healthy home kit. The meeting takes place from s4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12 at Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School, located at 1728 S. 23rd St.
2. Community holiday meal: Tuesday, Dec. 13
Meet your neighbors at this holiday meal hosted by the Milwaukee Public Library. In addition to the meal, there will be trivia and bingo. The meal runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Mitchell Street Library Branch, located at 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.
3. “Makin’ Cake” with Dasha Kelly Hamilton: Wednesday, Dec. 14
Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton takes her “Makin’ Cake” show to the Milwaukee Area Technical College. The show reveals what the history and ingredients of cake can teach us about race, class and equity in America. The show starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Cooley Theater on MATC’s downtown campus, located at 1015 N. 6th St. There is a cake reception following the show, and the show is free and open to the public.
4. Learn community-building skills: Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 15
Learn keys to authentic connection and community building at this two-day workshop organized by Wisconsin Community Services. The free workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 15 at Tiefenthaler Park, located at 2480 W. Cherry St.
5. Town hall event on domestic violence awareness: Thursday, Dec. 15
We Are Here MKE Collective and the Office of Violence Prevention host this town hall on the prevalence of domestic violence in Milwaukee and how to address it. The town hall takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Washington Park Senior Center, located at 4420 W. Vliet St. Free food and beverages available.
BONUS: BLOC’s holiday gala: Thursday, Dec. 15
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities is hosting its fifth annual holiday gala starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 at Nō Studios, located at 1037 W. McKinley Ave.
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