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. ‘Maestra’ screening and discussion: Tuesday, March 7
March is Women’s History Month, and you can celebrate with this screening and discussion of the short documentary “Maestra,” about nine women who taught in the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961. The free screening and discussion runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at the Mitchell Street Library, located at 906 W. Mitchell St.
2. SobrieTEA party: Wednesday, March 8
Women recovering from addiction are invited to this “SobrieTEA party” to meet like-minded individuals looking for ways of pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at HoneyBee Sage Wellness & Apothecary Cafe, located at 1819 N. Doctor Martin Luther King Drive. Tickets are $28.52.
3. Social X MKE hosts International Women’s Day panel: Wednesday, March 8
Wednesday is International Women’s Day, and Social X MKE has organized a panel discussion to “celebrate women who inspire, overcome and rewrite history with a shared voice.” The free virtual discussion takes place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. Register to receive a stream link and read more about the panelists here.
4. Black excellence celebration: Wednesday, March 8
Black History Month may be technically over, but Black excellence is always relevant. Join this Black excellence celebration featuring performances from North Division High School alumni and CAPITA Productions. The celebration is free to attend and runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at Trendsetters Event Space, located at 6633 W. Mill Road.
5. Learn how to find election information: Thursday, March 9
VIA CDC, formerly known as Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, is hosting a training on how to navigate MyVote Wisconsin, a website where you can find what’s on your ballot for upcoming elections, where to vote and how to register to vote. The training runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at Escuela Verde’s Newline Cafe, located at 3618 W. Pierce St.
There is an election coming up on Tuesday, April 4 which will include school board and aldermanic races, local judicial positions and a seat on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court. From the archives: ‘We need to make sure we are empowering our neighbors’: JoAnna Bautch, VIA’s new executive director, shares vision for organization
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