The last time Hector Arenas had any contact with law enforcement officials was when he was 22. Fifteen years later, he was removed from his home by immigration officers and deported to Mexico, leaving behind five children and their mother.
After initial ups and downs, the Walker Square Farmers’ Market is once again up and running, providing neighborhood residents with healthy and affordable produce options.
Roberto Silva and 150 co-workers are walking the picket line at Palermo’s Pizza hoping to form a union, which they believe will give them job security and improve their working conditions and pay.
Youth Rising Up, a group of Milwaukee teens and young adults, has joined a national protest against the Family Dollar store chain, which has begun selling tobacco products. The youth activists protested outside of the North Avenue store and then brought their concerns to City Hall.
The Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics is now a reality. The striking new building will serve Journey House as well as H.W. Longfellow School.
The annual Bloom and Groom event, sponsored by the city and Lowe’s department store, brought hundreds of people together recently to beautify their neighborhoods.
By a vote of 14-4 the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a measure that will end Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers for non-violent offenders.
Dressed in caps and gowns, student demonstrators recently rallied in support of the DREAM Act at the Voces De La Frontera headquarters.
Journey House has begun its long-awaited move to a new home. Long split into three buildings located on different streets, the newly built Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics will now house all the organization’s programs as well as administrative offices.
Julian Haliga is working hard to reinvigorate competitive baseball within the city, especially on the south side. Judging by the success of his team, he’s succeeding.